Sizing the global single family office market 02/12/2014 Family offices are currently a very hot topic with rarely a week going by without the announcement of a new publication or conference that focuses on the subject. This probably reflects a presumption that the family office universe is expanding both in terms of the number of active institutions and the wealth administered and controlled.
So how much is really needed to fund a family office? 20/11/2014 It used to the case, at least as far as those that make assertions on this particular subject, that a minimum of between $50 million to $100 million of assets was required to make the establishment of a family office a viable proposition.
The FF&P/Stonehage merger: a potentially overlooked cost saving 07/11/2014 Mergers sometimes have the potential to reduce costs, especially where there are areas of overlap. This will almost certainly be the case at Stonehage Fleming & Partners (SF&P), the outcome of the merger between Stonehage and Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P).
Fleming Family Partners and Stonehage to merge 06/11/2014 London-based Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P) is to merge with Stonehage, a fiduciary, trust and wealth management firm with South African antecedents, to create a new group called Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners.
Single family offices versus universities, endowments and foundations 06/10/2014 The asset allocations of single family offices (SFO) provide an interesting perspective on the very wealthy, especially within the context of whether or not they are “wealth creators” as opposed to rent seekers (see thewealthnet 01/10/2014). But asset allocation can also provide additional insights about the aims and objectives of a family office.