Avoiding the Pitfalls of Succession Planning

Sep 03 - 07. 2018
Besides growing and sustaining a business, the biggest challenge entrepreneurs face is succession planning. Making a decision on succession is as daunting as it is necessary. The complexity is compounded when the business is family owned and the successors are likely to be the next generation.

How to Keep the Next Gen Engaged in the Family Business

Aug 27 - 31. 2018
In his book “Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family,” prolific author and family advisor James Hughes Jr. maintains that family businesses are too preoccupied with taxation and governance when their primary focus should be developing human capital. In other words, he believes families must prepare and mentor the next generation to create leaders that can help the business survive.

The Future of Asian Family Offices

Aug 27 - 31. 2018
Asia has been an engine of wealth creation over the last few decades and the number of family offices in the region looks set to grow as that wealth matures. Between 2010 and 2020, the wealth held by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Asia will grow by 160% to reach a collective $14.5 trillion, according to Julius Baer. Last year, Asia added a new billionaire every second day, 117 in total, and 75% were either Indian or Chinese.

4 Key Risks Family Offices Face

Aug 06 - 10. 2018
Wealth management is an exercise in risk mitigation. It is essential for any entrepreneur or wealthy family with a family office to consider the inherent risks that come with growing and preserving wealth for future generations. The following are four risks family offices face:

Investing in HealthCare

Investing in HealthCare

MarketCurrents hosted a group of international and prominent family offices to discuss the healthcare industry and the related case for investors.

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Navigating Addiction and Behavioral Problems in the Family

Aug 06 - 10. 2018
Substance abuse, chronic addictions, eating disorders and mental illnesses have ripple effects that affect nearly every member of a family. While behavioral issues impact families across all demographics, those with significant wealth face challenges that are compounded by vast resources and complex estates.

Family Office Structures: Single, Multi and Virtual

Jul 23 - 27. 2018
As wealthy families around the world increasingly turn to the family office model as a formalized approach to manage their wealth they are faced with which structure to choose.The number of family offices has quintupled from the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, according to the Family Office Exchange. Other estimates suggest the number has grown tenfold over the same period.

Impact Investing Gaining Traction in Asia

July 16 - 20. 2018
Impact investing is gaining traction among the wealthy in Asia. Impact investments in the region have grown by a compounded annual rate of 28% in the last five years and now make up 14.4% of the global total, according to the Global Impact Investments Network (GIIN).