What is a Family Office?

Jul 08, 2020

It is often assumed that the acclaimed American family, the Rockefellers, pioneered the family office in the late 19th century.

The reality is that Family Office has existed from the dawn of civilisations except that the term “family office” was only coined in 1900 as Banks used the term mainly to segment Assets Under Management size.
Family Offices are becoming a very significant force within the global business landscape, now managing almost half of the $9 trillion controlled by the world’s billionaires.

EY estimates that there are currently 10,000 family offices, a ten-fold increase since 2008. It is expected that this trend will continue in line with the growing number of billionaires and the increasing need for specialized expertise to manage and advise family enterprises on new investment options, succession, and multi-generational wealth preservation within a volatile global economy.

Family offices can also enjoy a greater level of autonomy and independence...

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The Problem with finance?

Jul 07, 2020

We all agree that Governments need to have good laws, institutions, and processes in place to ensure accountability, stability, equality, and access to justice for all. This ultimately leads to respect for human rights and the environment. It also helps lower levels of corruption and instances of violent conflict. This concept is called the "rule of law." There are great benefits to business, and other stakeholders, in respecting and supporting the rule of law. Where the rule of law is weak, it is harder for responsible businesses to function, and to meet their legal obligations and have their legal rights protected. Ms. Christina Koulias, Senior Manager, Anti-Corruption and Global Governance

 

Nowhere is implementing the rule so difficult as in Financial Services. One of the reasons is information asymmetry. Unlike many other industries, it is one where providers package products that they understand better than supervisors and consumers. Hence supervisors always play catch....

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Coming Soon ! Interview with Peter Alcaraz

Jun 17, 2020

Following on from the announcement of our new Partner in Learning collaboration, PWFO is delighted to share with you our interview with Peter Alcaraz Author of "The Wealth Game: An Ordinary Person Companion"

 

The interview delves deeply into:

  • personal finances
  • the book "The Wealth Game"
  • the so called "finance experts"
  • the PWFO Collaboration
  • the impact of Covid-19.
  • and more

 

Stay tuned for more information about the new course : (Mapping) Your Journey to Financial Security.

If you have any questions about the above, please email us at [email protected]

 

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Supercharge your Career now !

May 25, 2020

We're experiencing a period of economic uncertainty like no other and it's never been more important to get your future goals defined. Having a great career plan so you know exactly where you're headed is essential.


If you're ambitious and want to do more with your abilities, but don't know the next move to make, at the Private Wealth and Family Office Association, we're here to help.

With our expert career guidance, you can save time job searching, diversify into the field you want to be working in, and swiftly expand your earning ability.

Get real human input and a workable plan to take your career to the next level. Everything we do is grounded in solid practical experience - our founder started out as an accountant and managed to switch to a career in banking, where he moved to the top, then left to set up his own successful multi-family office.

He learned everything he needed to operate successfully in the field of private wealth, while running his multi-family office...

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