Knowledge Centre

Our Knowledge Centre hosts family office research, insights, best practices, as well as presentations and white papers from our previous events, which are free to download below.

Babylon to Bullion to the Blockchain

J. Bradley Hall, Chief Executive Officer of ICON Capital Reserve SA delivered a keynote presentation at our 4th Global Family Office Conference 2017 entitled "Babylon to Bullion to the Blockchain", how symbols shape the way we value everything. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF below.

Babylon to Bullion to the Blockchain
ICON London 061517 Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.5 MB]

Guide to HR challenges faced by Family Offices

Marc Bishop, Managing Director of PlusHR delivered a presentation at our 4th Global Family Office Conference 2017 on the challenges faced by family offices when it comes to Human Resources, as well as how to overcome them. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF below, and underneath are supplementary articles.

PlusHR Presentation
PlusHR Guide for Family-run Businesses.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [245.6 KB]

Changes to the UK Non-Dom Rules and Jurisdictions to Consider to Restart the Clock

Global Family Office Community held a family office breakfast seminar in London on the 2nd February 2017 on the issue of upcoming changes to the UK Non-Dom Rules, and possible Jurisdictions to consider to restart the residence clock. Thank you to our event partner, Dixcart, who delivered the presentation which can be downloaded by clicking on the PowerPoint below.

Dixcart Presentation
Dixcart Presentation 02.02.17.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [8.3 MB]

Keeping the Family (Office) Safe

Global Family Office Community recently held a single family office breakfast seminar in London focusing on how to keep the family (office) safe. The panel discussion was wide ranging from financial risks, operational risks, through to personal and cyber security. A summary of the discussions can be read by clicking on the PDF below.

Keeping the Family (Office) Safe
Keeping the Family (Office) Safe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [329.9 KB]

Families and Venture Capital

Denis Shafranik of Concentric delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016 on how family offices can invest into the venture space. You can read his summary by clicking on the PDF below.

Families and Venture Capital
Concentric - Family Offices and Venture [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [267.1 KB]

Global Trends and the Issues Facing Family Offices

Tariq Nasir, Managing Director, EMEA at Calamos Investments delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016 on the global trends and issues that family offices currently face, as well as a focus on one of their strategies, convertible bonds. You can read the slides by clicking on the PDF below.

Global Trends Presentation
Tariq Nasir Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [779.1 KB]

Engaging the Rising Generation of Wealth Stewards

Patricia Armstrong, Senior Director at Abbot Downing delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016 on the findings of their own client research regarding how clients in their 20's and early 30's wish to engage about their wealth as they transition into adult roles and relationships, and assume greater responsibility for the management of family financial assets. You can read the slides and notes by clicking on the presentation below.

Engaging the Rising Generation of Wealth Stewards
Patricia Armstrong.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [6.9 MB]

Young People and the Digital World

Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of Young Minds delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016 on "Young People and the Digital World" based on research they have conducted of the impact of the digital world on young people. You can read the slides by clicking on the presentaton below.

Young People and the Digital World
Sarah Brennan Presentation.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.0 MB]

Education: Preparing The Next Generation

Holland Park Tuition & Education Consultants delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016, on educating the next generation, based on a report we asked them to prepare, focused on taking children through the schooling system from 3 years old through to university level. For a family office to be truly able to support their families, an understanding of this landscape is critical. Indeed, educating the next generation of a family is key to securing multi-generational wealth sustainability. You can read the full report by clicking on the PDF below.

Education: Preparing The Next Generation
GFOC Report Education - Preparing the Ne[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [728.0 KB]

The Epic Foundation

Myriam Vander Elst of the Epic Foundation delivered a presentation at our 3rd Global Family Office Conference 2016 on their strategy and engagement with technology. You can see the slides by clicking on the PDF below.

The Epic Foundation
Epic Foundation - Intro deck original.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

Family Office Art Seminar

The Global Family Office Community recently held a family office art breakfast seminar in London focusing on an overview of the art market and trends, on-line channels, loans against art, management of art in trusts and family office structures,legal and tax issues, as well as risk, insurance and lifestyle protection. Some of the discussions are summarised in the attachments below.

Cadell+Co Presentation
Cadell+Co.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Lark Insurance
The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) - [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]

Philanthropy Report for Family Offices

While preserving family wealth remains the core driver for setting up a family office, many wealthy families also want to make the world a better place by supporting causes they feel passionate about. Family offices are therefore becoming increasingly involved with philanthropic ventures and impact investing, which seeks to generate social or environmental benefits alongside a financial return.

Moore Stephens and Phoenix Hayward have produced a joint report entitled "Philanthropy report for family offices" which provides a best practice guide for family offices when deciding whether a philanthropic venture is appropriate and, if it is, how to bring philanthropic goals to fruition. They highlight current trends in philanthropy and provide overviews of charitable giving in the US, the UK and Switzerland, including relevant rules, reliefs and levels of activity. They also draw on findings from a recent survey of the family office community. You can download the report by clicking on the PDF below.

Philanthropy report for family offices
Philanthropy report for family offices.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]

The Common Reporting Standard - What You Need To Do

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a game-changer in the global fight against tax evasion. Financial institutions resident in CRS countries will need to report account holder information to their local tax authorities, who will then exchange information with countries where account holders are tax residents. More than 90 jurisdictions have already committed to adopting CRS and there are more than fifty early adopters, with the first automatic information exchanges to happen in 2017. But what does it entail? Moore Stephens have put together a report on what organisations need to do when adhering to these reporting standards. You can download the report by clicking on the PDF below.

Common Reporting Standard
Common Reporting Standard.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

Family Office Property Seminar

The Global Family Office Community recently held a family office property breakfast seminar in London focusing on both the commercial and residential markets, tax considerations, as well as hearing directly the perspective of a family office themselves. Some of the discussions are summarised in the attachments below.

Basil Demeroutis, FORE Partnership
Commercial Real Estate Investing.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [96.1 KB]
Neil Jones, Canada Life
Tax Considerations - UK Residential Prop[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [65.7 KB]
Family Office Perspective
Family Office Perspective.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [255.1 KB]

Family Office: A Brief Guide to Employing Staff

Melissa Paz, a senior solicitor in the employment team at Withers LLP, and a regular speaker at our events and conferences, has written a guide to employing staff for family offices, including the legal considerations.

Click here to read the article

Philanthropy in the Family Office: A Global Perspective

Global Family Office Community, in partnership with Hammer & Associates have jointly published the report, "Philanthropy in the Family Office: A Global Perspective". The report, is the first global study to research philanthropy in family offices worldwide, and has been launched at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. Download the full report by clicking on the PDF below.

Philanthropy In The Family Office
Philanthropy In The Family Office.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]

Global Trends and Opportunities

Jean Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Founder of ASDO (African Sustainable Development Office Ltd.) delivered a presentation on Global Trends and Opportunities at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. Five key global trends focused on Regional superpowers, Growing middle class, Resource scarcity, Rapid urbanisation and Tech transformation. Download her presentation by clicking on the PDF below.

Global Trends and Opportunities
Global Trends and Opportunities.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [334.6 KB]

Financial Succession Planning

Neil Jones, Technical Support Manager at Canada Life delivered a presentation on financial planning at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. Topics covered included insurance products, efficient investing, offshore bond investments life funds and life assurance. Download his presentation by clicking on the PDF below.

Tailored Solutions
Tailored Solutions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.1 MB]

The Art of Succession Planning

Ken McCracken of Withers Consulting delivered a presentation on The Art of Succession Planning at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. His presentation can be seen by clicking on the PDF below with supplementary videos underneath.

The Art of Succession Planning
The Art of Succession Planning.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [490.5 KB]

Cyber Security

Matthew Martindale, Director of Cyber Security at KPMG delivered a presentation on cyber security and considerations for family offices at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. His presentation can be seen by clicking on the PDF below with a supplementary article underneath.

KPMG Cyber Security Presentation
KPMG Cyber Security Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Can You Put Your Trust in Cyber Space?
Can You Put Your Trust in Cyber Space.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [446.8 KB]

Handling the Media

Stephen Ross, Head of the Civil Fraud Group and Head of the Family Office First group at Withers Worldwide, delivered a presentation on how to handle the media and protect your reputation at the Global Family Office Conference 2015. His presentation can be seen by clicking on the PDF below.

Handling the Media
Handling the Media.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.1 MB]

People Are Your Greatest Asset Seminar Video

Following our recent seminar in London, "Family Offices: People Are Your Greatest Asset", sponsored by the global family office and wealth management advisory and recruitment firm, Agreus, they have produced a video summarising the discussions that took place.

Click here to see the video

Successful Succession Planning Seminar Whitepaper

A recent seminar Global Family Office Community held in London focused on the issue of Successful Succession Planning covering the topics of: "5 reasons why succession plans fail", "understanding the UK inheritance tax system", and "best laid plans under attack". The presentations delivered are summarised in our PDF whitepaper which can be downloaded below.

Successful Succession Planning Seminar Whitepaper
Successful Succession Planning Whitepape[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Family Office Recruitment Report 2014

Our global talent report for the family office sector addresses the key talent issues family offices face, the attraction of family offices for candidates, the various job opportunities, current trends, skill requirements, a look at salary levels, as well as best practices.

Family Office Recruitment Report 2014
Family Office Recruitment Report 2014.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [6.0 MB]

Tax & Estate Planning - Planning For The Future

Canada Life delivered a presentation on Preparing For The Future at our Global Family Office Conference 2014 which can be seen below.

Planning For The Future
Canada Life.mp4
MP4 video/audio file [28.2 MB]

Cyber Security & Digital Privacy - What Family Offices Need To Know

In the face of increasingly complex cyber-attacks, high-value families, celebrities and other high-net worth individuals are under growing pressure to pay closer attention to their security and digital privacy.

Digital Privacy For Family Offices
Digital Privacy for Family Offices.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [826.6 KB]

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