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September 15, 2010

More than a third of family businesses and their advisers (family offices) in Europe don’t believe private banks are essential to their wealth management needs, according to a study conducted by Campden Wealth.

More than a third of family businesses and their advisers (family offices) in Europe don't believe private banks are essential to their wealth management needs, according to a study conducted by Campden Wealth.

This compares with just 8% of European family businesses and advisers who thought private banks are crucial to the management of their wealth.
 

May 20, 2010

It is not only the world’s leading business and financial families that require the use of a family office; one of America’s most successful entertainment stars has this week announced that she is creating her own single family office, writes Katie Baker.

It is not only the world's leading business and financial families that require the use of a family office; one of America's most successful entertainment stars has this week announced that she is creating her own single family office, writes Katie Baker.

March 8, 2010

There are many options open to family offices on how to manage wealth, but in today’s climate it’s all about simplicity

It is time for family offices to get back to basics by asking the fundamental questions, most importantly: What does the family expect from its wealth? For many families, a steady but unspectacular return of 6% may suffice to fund the charitable foundation. Others will be content to inflation-proof their wealth while a smaller percentage look to higher-return strategies. But the important thing is to ask the question, writes Selwyn Parker

February 13, 2009

By a margin of nine to one Campden FB readers agree that a global standard would help to protect private wealth holders.

By a margin of nine to one Campden FB readers agree that a global standard would help to protect private wealth holders. The poll was carried out following the launch of an initiative by Don Trone, president and founder of the Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, and Charles Lowenhaupt, chairman of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors.

January 28, 2009

At a time when families are worried about dwindling portfolios and global market turmoil, could a new set of principles help to minimise the possibility of financial mismanagement and fraud?

At a time when families are worried about dwindling portfolios and global market turmoil, could a new set of principles help to minimise the possibility of financial mismanagement and fraud?

That's the view of US-based advisor Charles Lowenhaupt and Don Trone, president and founder of the Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, who have launched "Principles of Wealth Management For Private Wealth Holders" – an initiative they hope will create new safeguards for managing substantial wealth for individuals, families, family offices, foundations and private trusts.

September 10, 2008

The family behind Philippe Group, the international investment management firm, has announced that the granddaughter of the founder is to take over the running of Pan-Holding, one of Europe’s oldest mutual funds.

The family behind Philippe Group, the international investment management firm, has announced that the granddaughter of the founder is to take over the running of Pan-Holding, one of Europe's oldest mutual funds.

Beatrice Philippe (pictured), via the group's Philippe Investment Management business unit of which she is president, has been hired to manage the fund.

PIM and Beatrice, who has been with the firm since 1973, take over from her brother Alain's SAEF Gestion company.

July 2, 2008

Reliance Money, part of Anil Ambani’s business empire, is to enter into the wealth management sphere.

Reliance Money, part of Anil Ambani's (pictured) business empire, is to enter into the wealth management sphere. The company, the largest broking and distribution house in India, wants to tap into the two million wealthy individuals in India, holding over $510 billion in liquid assets, who are projected to inhabit the country by 2011.

June 4, 2008

A client services director at UK-based wealth manager London & Capital has launched a stinging attack on the service standards that prevail in “too many companies” active in the wealth management arena.

A client services director at UK-based wealth manager London & Capital has launched a stinging attack on the service standards that prevail in "too many companies" active in the wealth management arena.

"When [our clients] review their needs, often on the back of a business disposal, many will approach a private bank, and the frustrations for us have been clear to see," said Sean Doyle.

July 1, 2006

In the fourth of an occasional series, Melanie Stern chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Family Investment Workshop in Lausanne on whether family offices are more interested in preserving wealth, or maximising it – and how they fulfil their mandate

In the fourth of an occasional series, Melanie Stern chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden's Family Investment Workshop in Lausanne on whether family offices are more interested in preserving wealth, or maximising it – and how they fulfil their mandate

Roundtable panel

Gero Bauknecht is manager and executive board member of Beekay Family Office, a single family office in Zurich.

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