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Awards
February 3, 2023

UBS Unveils Shortlisted Female Business Founders

The Swiss bank's awards program, aimed at female entrepreneurs, is an example of the way in which wealth managers are trying to showcase their efforts to appeal to HNW women. ...

People Moves
February 2, 2023

Gavin Spitzner, Wealth Industry Figure, Dies Aged 57

A prominent figure in the wealth advisor tech space has passed away. This news service extends its condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. ...

M and A
February 2, 2023

Emigrant Partners Takes Another Minority Stake

Emigrant Partners continues where it left off in January by taking another minority stake in a US wealth manager. The latest firm is in Los Angeles. ...

Compliance
February 2, 2023

Pressures Grow On Companies To Squash Bribery, Corruption – Study

Enforcement agencies and regulators around the world are expanding their definition of corporate crime and political landscapes continue to shift, extending the compliance obligations on businesses, the report s...

New Products
February 2, 2023

What's New In Investments, Funds? – Hamilton Lane

The latest news in investment offerings, financial products and other services relative to wealth advisors and their clients. ...

Art
February 1, 2023

Fine Art Finance – A Change Of Perspective For Your Collection

The international law firm gives a brief tour of the fine art investment landscape, a subject of interest to private client advisors, banks and others looking after HNW and ultra-HNW clients. ...

Company Profiles
February 1, 2023

WEALTH TALK: A Matter Of Faith: Wealth Management In A Catholic Way

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Family Office
February 1, 2023

Highworth Adds More US Family Offices As Coverage Expands

The group, with which this news service is exclusive media partner, has also added a number of family offices that are direct investors in private equity, VC and real estate. ...

Strategy
February 1, 2023

Japan May Outpace US, Europe In 2023 - Lombard Odier

Stéphane Monier, chief investment officer at Swiss private bank Lombard Odier, and portfolio managers Iain Cunningham and Alex Holroyd-Jones at Ninety One, an investment manager, discuss Japan’s economic pros...

Statistics
January 31, 2023

Denial Of Service Attack Rate Rises, Fueled By Russia's Ukraine Invasion

The Russian invasion of Ukraine last February, combined with other factors, has driven a surge in the number of DDoS attacks on institutions such as banks and other financial firms. Wealth managers need to be on...

Financial Results
January 31, 2023

UBS Results Defy Tough 2022 Market Conditions

While some fee income was hit as markets pulled AuM down, rising interest income helped the figures for the bank. Overall, it was able to draw in net inflows and deliver what the bank said was a broadly strong s...

New Office
January 31, 2023

Rockefeller Targets Atlanta

Rockefeller Capital Management expands its presence in Atlanta. ...

People Moves
January 31, 2023

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – BNP Paribas AM

The latest senior moves in the North American wealth management sector. ...

Client Affairs
January 30, 2023

The Importance Of Early Financial Planning

Fail to plan then plan to fail. This is an oft-stated maxim and it particularly applies to areas such as getting finances in shape for the long haul. While Millennials and the rising generation of younger adults...

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“Our research-driven features explore the most relevant topics for wealth managers, ranging from how technology shapes the industry through to which international financial centres make the largest impact. Our editorial and research teams draw on deep experience to bring readers the insights they need to drive profitable businesses in a fast-changing world.”

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Strategy
January 27, 2023

How Investment Limited Partners Can Advance With Fintech

In this guest commentary, a firm argues how limited partners' investment lives are being changed by technology, in ways that go far beyond the disruptions wrought by the pandemic. ...

Trust Estate
January 6, 2023

Special Needs Trusts: Protecting The Whole Family With Wealth Planning

The authors of this article argue that trustees of special needs trusts should have a deep appreciation of the circumstances and aspirations of the beneficiary. ...

Wealth Strategies
December 23, 2022

Faith-Based Investing In 21st Century - What's The Potential?

The firm, based in Wyoming, says there's big potential for "faith-based" investing to grow in the US. As the Christmas season approaches, it is perhaps fitting to talk to a business that takes a particular angle...

M and A
December 22, 2022

What’s Wrong With Envestnet, Goldman Sachs And CI Financial?

Family Wealth Report's US correspondent Charles Paikert takes a hard look at three firms that have been through big changes and M&A decisions, and talks to industry figures about how their strategies are working...

Real Estate
December 21, 2022

Florida's Strong Real Estate Story Needs Expert Guidance

FWR talks to a real estate investment and development specialist that has recently rolled out a fund in Europe and is broadening its international appeal so that more investors can capture the Florida story. The...

Philanthropy
December 20, 2022

Asset Allocation For Philanthropists Gets Tough

Rising inflation, falling stock markets, pleas for help and donors' own financial constraints mean that charities' coffers are strained. How should asset allocation and liquidity be managed at such a time, or sh...

Research Reports

“We’re lucky to have an unparalleled network among the industry, encompassing the most senior executives along with those on the front line across all its segments. This allows us to delve deeply into every issue affecting the wealth industry and also to drive the discourse on key strategic issues.”

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WM Market Reports
October 26, 2022

New Research: An Update On Family Office Efficiency In Accounting, Investment Analysis

This news service is joining forces again with FundCount to examine how technology is making family offices' work processes more efficient and effective. ...

WM Market Reports
October 4, 2022

Tenth WealthBriefing Tech & Ops Trends Report

Here is our 2022 Technology and Operations Report, a regular overview of the trends affecting the wealth management industry and the technology that it uses. ...

Offshore
June 14, 2022

The Bahamas And Resilience Through Testing Times – Latest Report

This is a mini-series on The Bahamas Financial Services Industry. ...

Technology
March 29, 2022

An Overview From EY On Tech Traps Facing The Sector

EY has once again partnered with this publication on our must-read annual report "Technology Traps Wealth Managers Must Avoid." Here, two of its senior consultants highlight key issues for decision-makers to con...

Family Office
October 4, 2021

New Research Explores ESG And Family Governance Models

WealthBriefing and Jersey Finance have teamed up to survey and interview family governance experts internationally to discover how sustainability and ESG priorities are playing out in the UHNW space. ...

Technology
March 22, 2021

New Research: Wealth Tech Traps, As Told From The Front Line

WealthBriefing/Family Wealth Report and EY have joined forces to offer cutting-edge insights from those right at the technology coal face. Download our new report to learn what some of the wealth tech sector’s...

Article Categories

Real Estate
December 21, 2022

Florida's Strong Real Estate Story Needs Expert Guidance

FWR talks to a real estate investment and development specialist that has recently rolled out a fund in Europe and is broadening its international appeal so that more investors can capture the Florida story. The...

Alt Investments
November 3, 2022

Advising Investors And Collectors Of Gold

This brief commentary explains the sort of considerations that investors and advisors should entertain before holding gold. In the current high-inflation environment, gold is understandably getting attention. ...

Alt Investments
September 19, 2022

Get Ready For More Assets To Be "Financialized"

We talk to a business using cryptocurrency and blockchain tools to make diamonds a more efficient commodity market, overcoming historic factors that have previously prevented this. So far, only 1 to 2 per cent o...

Alt Investments
July 11, 2022

Regulators Must Craft New Rules For Growing Private Markets

Private market investing has been a constant theme in wealth management over recent years. Are regulations keeping up with this? Given the issues at stake, the industry must work with watchdogs such as the SEC t...

Alt Investments
November 3, 2021

Family Offices, Venture Capital And World We Seek

There is a need for innovation in business and technology, as demonstrated by the pandemic and the drive to find viable, reliable alternatives to fossil fuels. And that means venture capital – a natural destin...

Alt Investments
October 28, 2021

Shift To Perpetual Capital Widens Access - Blackstone

The investment house, specializing for years in fields such as alternative assets, including private equity, credit and forms of real estate, is expanding its footprint. And it talked about the "perpetual" fund ...

Asset Management
October 4, 2022

How Wealth Managers Approach Thematic Investing

This article examines the topic of thematic investing, an approach portfolio managers use for choosing assets with certain shared characteristics that drive returns. ...

Asset Management
July 27, 2021

ETFs Driving Custom Benchmarking Boom

The range of indexes that track markets, themes and specific sectors continues to mushroom. New forms of financial engineering give wealth managers new ways to tap into a business area, and customized benchmarks...

Asset Management
April 20, 2020

Asset Managers Flex Muscles In Share Voting Season

There have been calls to improve transparency and the way shareholders participate in the proxy voting season as social and governance issues take on new urgency. ...

Asset Management
December 13, 2019

How Sustainability Is Redefining Asset Management

Sustainability has undeniably been the buzzword of 2019. This guest piece from the strategy team at Liquidnet examines the appetite for ESG and where the challenges lie. The author notes that in Europe alone, la...

Asset Management
September 6, 2019

What Does The Risk Of No-Deal Brexit Mean For Investors? RBC Commentary

RBC Wealth Management's head of investment strategy comments after an extraordinary week in Westminster. ...

Asset Management
July 25, 2019

Private Investments: Three Things To Consider Before Joining The 40 Per Cent Club

The 40 per cent club refers to institutions with 40 per cent of total portfolio allocation committed to private investments. They do this for good reason argues Cambridge Associates' managing director, and more ...

Art
February 4, 2022

Web 3.0: Planning For Art NFT Collectors

NFTs are popular in applications which require unique digital items, including crypto art, digital collectibles and online gaming, where some guarantee of authenticity and ownership history adds value. As far as...

Art
December 21, 2020

Online Art Auction Growth Here To Stay - Citi Private Bank Study

The fine art auction market can act as a temperature measure for how high net worth and ultra-HNW people feel about the state of the economy and their own finances. Growth of online art auctions has increased ra...

Art
August 11, 2020

Donating Tangible Assets: Alternatives To Selling Art, Collectibles - Part Two

This second half of a two-part article examines ways of transferring art without actually selling it, in order to reduce tax liabilities and retain art within a family or some kind of structure enduring beyond t...

Art
August 10, 2020

Donating Tangible Assets: Alternatives To Selling Art, Collectibles - Part One

This two-part article examines the ways of transferring art without actually selling it, in order to reduce issues around tax and also to retain art within a family or some kind of structure enduring beyond the ...

Art
July 28, 2020

The Art Market: What Has Changed, What Should Stick

The pandemic offers art world players a chance to make big industry changes. This view, from a long-time collector, marks a fresh look at this important asset class for coverage in August. The last few months fo...

Art
November 23, 2018

Managing the Family Art Collection As A Family Business

The author of this item, an expert on fine art and investment, argues that just like a family business, every family collection needs management both for itself and in order to share it with the outside world. ...

Client Affairs
September 22, 2022

When Financial Storms Build, Consider Excess Deposit Bonds

Many wealthy people want to park their wealth in financial institutions to ride out market storms, but there are risks to this option. What tools exist to give peace of mind? ...

Client Affairs
October 29, 2021

Advising Clients On New Asset Classes, Advanced Planning, And Philanthropy

With so many financial market changes, planning challenges and complexity around investment, there's only so much one can expect from ultra-high net worth individuals' in their ability to learn their way through...

Client Affairs
December 22, 2020

WEALTH TALK: Cross-Border Financial Products, Services - Examining The Risks

This is the eighth edition of a video series by this news service in partnership with international law firm, Kobre & Kim. ...

Client Affairs
December 8, 2020

WEALTH TALK: Anti-Corruption Probes, Extradition Risks In Africa

This is the seventh edition of a video series by this news service in partnership with international law firm, Kobre & Kim. ...

Client Affairs
November 10, 2020

WEALTH TALK: Exploring Cross-Border Reputation Management

This is the fifth edition of a video series by this news service in partnership with international law firm, Kobre & Kim. ...

Client Affairs
October 30, 2020

WEALTH TALK: Focus On Tax, Estate Planning Scramble Pre-US Elections

In this video, we discuss the kind of workload US wealth managers must contend with in the days ahead of the US elections on Tuesday next week. ...

Compliance
November 29, 2022

The FTX Collapse: The Lessons

The author of this article argues that the failures with FTX are little to do with regulation or lack of it. Without proper controls, management integrity and attention to detail, most businesses will fail event...

Compliance
October 26, 2022

The Pandora Papers One Year On – Lessons, The Way Ahead

The author of this article argues that however much anger is justified at those who stash illicit funds in various financial centers, that does not excuse law-breaking by those claiming to expose wrongdoing. Onc...

Compliance
May 9, 2022

A Walk Around The World's Regulatory Landscape

This news service speaks to BNY Mellon Pershing, a business with considerable interplay with compliance and regulatory issues around the world. ...

Legal
December 20, 2021

Choosing Your Estate Attorney – Part 2

This is the second half of a two-part article looking at the process of hiring an estate attorney and why it is so important to get this right. ...

Compliance
December 8, 2021

Wealth Managers Can't Relax As Gensler's SEC Marches On - Baird

One of the top men at Baird, the US wealth management house, recently spoke to FWR about his thoughts on what the Securities and Exchange Commission's new boss means for wealth managers and the regulatory landsc...

Compliance
November 1, 2021

Wealth Industry Must Be Bolder, Better At Advocating Privacy Rights

After another big leak of data, the wealth management industry must become less reactive and more assertive in making the case for legitimate privacy. And firms must co-operate with other stakeholders to foil ba...

Family Office
November 7, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: LNG – A Growth Driver For Three Groups Of Single Family Offices

Demand for liquified natural gas, aka LNG, is high amidst a global energy crisis, magnified by Russia's attempted conquest of Ukraine and the aftershocks of the pandemic. We look at family offices that are tappi...

Family Office
June 1, 2022

Single-Family Offices' Tech Shyness – How To Overcome It?

For all kinds of reasons, single-family offices have not rapidly embraced technology, although Covid-19 has jolted some into action. We talk to a variety of individuals about the market. ...

Family Office
May 12, 2022

Single-Family Offices Fret Over Transparency, Data Demands – EY

The pace of regulatory change continues to change and with it demands – not always wise – for ever more transparency and disclosure. Family offices around the world are finding the process increasingly conc...

Family Office
May 2, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Europe And North America – Single Family Offices Compared

The extended coverage of single family offices on the database of Highworth Research – an organization working with Family Wealth Report – throws up all kinds of useful data points for people tracking the se...

Family Office
April 8, 2022

Charting Family Offices' Needs

What should family offices do in-house and what should they outsource? Should certain families create these structures at all, or choose another course? And what do different generations want, and need help with...

Family Office
March 22, 2022

Raising The Family Office Game At Silicon Valley Bank

We talk to two senior figures at SVB about the work being done with family offices and venture capital. ...

Investment Strategies
May 26, 2022

ESG Investment And Arms – How Ukraine Changes The Conversation

ESG investors might once have assumed that weapons were off-limits, and divested from stocks of firms making fighter jets, guns and missiles. But as the Russian attempted conquest of Ukraine shows, weapons used ...

Investment Strategies
May 3, 2022

Behavioral Finance’s Next Step To Going Mainstream

The investment approach shaped by ideas about behavior and how humans actually conduct themselves is becoming more a part of the regular wealth sector conversation. Controversies and questions remain. ...

Investment Strategies
April 29, 2022

Investing Amid Stagflation: US Wealth Managers' Perspectives

US wealth managers have a lot to absorb with geopolitical worries, inflation, a shrinking economy and demands from investors for returns. We talk to three organizations about their views on everything from bond ...

Investment Strategies
October 21, 2021

How The Pandemic, Inflation And China Will Affect Financial Markets

Putting investment returns on the table at a time when inflationary pressures - and higher interest rates from historically low levels - are a concern, is going to take more work. This news service reports on co...

Investment Strategies
June 25, 2021

SPACs Lose Momentum, But Here To Stay - Industry

After rising explosively over the past two years, blank check companies have slowed down, as SEC noises and investor nerves weigh on deals. But in the US and overseas, the model of these blank check entities ret...

Investment Strategies
April 15, 2021

How Should US Investors Approach Chinese Equities Market?

US investors are arguably under-invested in Chinese equities and should change to diversify. But China's regulatory landscape and corporate governance - or the lack of it - are big concerns. Trade tensions, such...

WM Market Reports
October 26, 2022

New Research: An Update On Family Office Efficiency In Accounting, Investment Analysis

This news service is joining forces again with FundCount to examine how technology is making family offices' work processes more efficient and effective. ...

WM Market Reports
October 4, 2022

Tenth WealthBriefing Tech & Ops Trends Report

Here is our 2022 Technology and Operations Report, a regular overview of the trends affecting the wealth management industry and the technology that it uses. ...

WM Market Reports
October 8, 2021

Family Offices Gradually Fall More In Love With VC

A report casts its eye over how family offices around the world approach venture capital. Such organizations are often thought of as holders of "patient capital", making them logical partners for VC as an asset ...

WM Market Reports
January 29, 2021

Family Offices Remain Overwhelmingly Male-Dominated - Study

The family office industry remains male-dominated, but those who work in it aren't perhaps as old as might be assumed. A new report seeks to illuminate the population characteristics of people who toil in the in...

WM Market Reports
December 23, 2020

Can SPACs Work In The RIA Market?

The number of special purpose acquisition companies entering the market has risen by more than four times this year. These entities provide buyers with a low-cost entry into the vehicle and the stakes become a l...

WM Market Reports
November 11, 2020

WEALTH TALK: Focus On US Regional Markets

This video features a discussion on the work this publication has done to map two important regional markets in the US. ...

Philanthropy
December 20, 2022

Asset Allocation For Philanthropists Gets Tough

Rising inflation, falling stock markets, pleas for help and donors' own financial constraints mean that charities' coffers are strained. How should asset allocation and liquidity be managed at such a time, or sh...

Philanthropy
November 29, 2022

Supporting The Rising Generation Of Philanthropists – Thoughts On "Giving Tuesday"

The author of this article sets out approaches that a rising generation of philanthropists can use to make the most of their goals in the years to come. ...

Philanthropy
November 28, 2022

Philanthropy For Testing Times – How Donor-Advised Funds Are Working

Here are more thoughts from those in the philanthropy space about how markets and requests for aid are affecting the landscape. ...

Philanthropy
November 23, 2022

Tough Markets, Increased Pleas For Help – Challenges For Philanthropy

Philanthropists have a lot to contend with this year: a period of falling market values that hit assets, a potential squeeze on donations as people watch their finances more closely, and rising requests for help...

Philanthropy
October 20, 2022

Movement Building And The Rising Generation Of Wealth

The author of this commentary argues that movements will continue to have a strong audience with young people who receive their social and philanthropic education through voices in media that resonate with their...

Philanthropy
August 16, 2022

Impact Investing Guidance For Private Foundation Clients – Part 2

This article looks at the so-called field of "mission-related investing" and examines the approach that private foundations should take. ...

Strategy
January 27, 2023

How Investment Limited Partners Can Advance With Fintech

In this guest commentary, a firm argues how limited partners' investment lives are being changed by technology, in ways that go far beyond the disruptions wrought by the pandemic. ...

Strategy
December 19, 2022

Five Big M&A Questions for 2023

Here is the second in a series of analyses of the North American wealth management scene by US correspondent for FWR, Charles Paikert. ...

Strategy
November 30, 2022

MFO Battle: RIAs Vs Global Giants

What can US advisory firms do in order to take market share from international players and win a larger slice of the business for serving ultra-high net worth individuals? In this is article, we talk to industry...

Strategy
August 29, 2022

Business Travel – An Expanding Frontier For Airbus

The world’s business aviation industry is a barometer for the wealth management industry to follow. Financial hubs also compete as registration locations for aircraft; the sector also attracts investment from ...

Strategy
May 20, 2022

EDITORIAL COMMENT: A High Net Worth Status Ain't What It Used To Be

Inflation is eroding the value of money at a rapid clip, and that means the old minimum sums required to have that "high net worth" designation are arguably out of date. ...

Strategy
April 19, 2022

Does The CI Financial IPO Make Sense?

This news service casts an eye over the recent splurge of wealth management acquisitions by Canada's CI Financial, to ask about the strategy, the idea of holding an IPO of its US wealth arm, and the valuations o...

Surveys
September 15, 2022

Millennials' Financial Habits Revealed – And Why They Need Advice

A study by Ameriprise Financial found that Millennials are more likely to transfer money to charity during their lifetimes, raising questions about whether they're thinking hard enough about long-term financial ...

Surveys
June 30, 2020

Summary Of Wealth Management-Related MBAs, Post-Grad Courses - Updated

There is much talk in the wealth industry about the importance of talent management but what institutions work to develop the skills and aptitudes? Here is a list from organizations around the world. ...

Surveys
April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Hammers Billionaires, Some Escape Downdraft – Report

The market slump has wiped hundreds of billions from the portfolios of the world's richest men and women. A study from Asia shows that among the handful who bucked the trend, all of them were from China. ...

Surveys
January 17, 2014

Emerging Millionaires: An Opportunity For Advisors - But Expect A Change In Demographics - Survey

An alarming 77 per cent of those on the cusp of entering millionaire territory don’t have a written financial plan, while a similar percentage aren’t confident in their ability to invest, a new study shows. ...

Surveys
September 26, 2012

Advanced HNW Planning Benefits "Negated" By Outdated Estate Plans - New Study

Three-quarters of estate plans relating to HNW clients are at least three years old, yet an overwhelming 95 per cent of these clients have experienced “significant changes” since the plans were drawn up, a n...

Surveys
April 26, 2012

What The Wealthy Are Holding - Tiger 21 Reveals Member Asset Allocations

While the worst of the financial crisis may be over, members of the exclusive Tiger 21 peer-to-peer network feel “we are no way in the clear,” according to their asset allocations for the first quarter. ...

Tax
September 22, 2021

Mitigating Tax Hikes, Creating Alpha With Cash Value Life Insurance - Part 2

This is the second half of an article setting out what the author says are the tax and value-building qualities of life insurance in the various forms in which it operates in the US. ...

Tax
September 21, 2021

Mitigating Tax Hikes, Creating Alpha With Cash Value Life Insurance - Part 1

This is the first half of an article setting out what the author says are the tax and value-building qualities of life insurance in the various forms in which it operates in the US. ...

Tax
August 4, 2021

Retroactive CGT Impact Thwarts Some Client Moves - Rockefeller

A continued theme from this and other conversations with wealth managers is how clients should not let "the tax tail wag the investment dog." ...

Tax
June 24, 2021

Tax Burdens Increase, But Shouldn't Dominate Thinking - Industry

It is pretty certain that the tax burden is going to rise, but while certain adjustments make sense, this should not dominate how people address estate planning, transfer and investments. ...

Tax
June 24, 2021

Do The Super-Rich Really Only Pay A 3.4 Per Cent Tax Rate?

The group called ProPublica recently claimed data on America's 25 richest people which showed that some of them paid very little tax. It published masses of records about wealthy individuals, such as Jeff Bezos,...

Tax
June 9, 2021

Anxious Times For IFCs After G7 Corporate Tax Accord

After the Group of Seven nations agreed on a minimum 15 per cent corporate tax rate, IFCs have started to address what they may have to confront. Offshore centers are in a position analogous to a competitive bus...

Technology
June 2, 2022

Family Office Members Want Fast Data – Time To Step Up Pace

Shortly after launching a new app designed to give family office clients faster access to their net worth and other financial information, we talk to Eton Solutions about what it sees as the state of the family ...

Technology
April 6, 2022

Wanted: “All Rights Reserved” For NFTs

Non-fungible tokens are all the rage, and they are a talking point in areas such as the art world. But what about the intellectual property protections for NFTs? How robust are they, how do they work, and what n...

Technology
March 29, 2022

An Overview From EY On Tech Traps Facing The Sector

EY has once again partnered with this publication on our must-read annual report "Technology Traps Wealth Managers Must Avoid." Here, two of its senior consultants highlight key issues for decision-makers to con...

Technology
March 7, 2022

Crypto Assets, Distributed Finance And Wealth Managers' Menus

Family offices, private banks and wealth managers are considering using the infrastructure of digital assets to run their businesses, or investing in them to make money. ...

Technology
October 20, 2021

Undisclosed Digital Assets? - Decision Time Is Now

Those individuals buying and holding cryptocurrencies - aka digital assets - may have mistakenly thought they are shielded from tax and other state actions. That's a mistake, argues the author. Owners must plan ...

Technology
April 1, 2021

Boost Advice's Added Value With Goal Monitoring

Gearing advice to specific financial goals is a powerful way to demonstrate added value and increase client engagement. But this requires careful thought about advice monitoring, efficiency and - of course - com...

Trust Estate
January 6, 2023

Special Needs Trusts: Protecting The Whole Family With Wealth Planning

The authors of this article argue that trustees of special needs trusts should have a deep appreciation of the circumstances and aspirations of the beneficiary. ...

Trust Estate
December 2, 2022

What Many People Don’t Know About Power Of Trusts

The author writes that regardless of current uncertainties there remains a suite of planning opportunities and techniques that can make trusts and estate plan far more effective. ...

Trust Estate
December 1, 2022

When Should An Elderly Person Stop Driving?

The author of this article examines an issue that seems both mundane but also significant – when is it time for an older person to stop driving, and how can family members direct this conversation? The issues ...

Trust Estate
July 28, 2022

Can I Leave My Truck To My Dog?

The author of this article argues that pet owners should act to have someone care for their animals after the owner dies or is incapacitated. And people should consider alternative ways to provide for pets, and ...

Trust Estate
July 15, 2022

What's In Your Wallet? – Estate Planning For Cryptos, Tokens

How should assets such as bitcoin and NFTs be handled when it comes to estate planning and wealth transfer? How does modern technology affect the kind of considerations that advisors have wrestled with for decad...

Trust Estate
May 27, 2022

A Master Exit Plan Protects Family Wealth For Generations

What sort of considerations apply when a business owner chooses to hand over the reins, either by selling or transferring to others. With many Boomers and even younger owners moving on, there's never been a more...

White Papers
May 29, 2020

RIAs' Digital Revolution Has Barely Begun - White Paper

There has been a lot of commentary recently about how wealth managers are having to embrace digital technologies of all kinds to stay relevant. A year ago, a study found the changes were not that far advanced. G...

White Papers
September 18, 2019

Understanding The Psychology Of The Super-Rich

An academic and investor is exploring the psychological drivers of entrepreneurship and wealth. Here are some of his thoughts. ...

White Papers
January 25, 2017

Smart Strategies For Growth: A Study Of The UK Wealth Management Industry

Smart Strategies for Growth: A Study of the UK Wealth Management Industry has now been launched, a whitepaper produced by WealthBriefing, in partnership with SS&C Advent. ...

White Papers
March 23, 2015

Q&A: Learning From The Industry's Growing Group Of "Super-Ensemble" Advisory Firms

A group of around 250 "super-ensemble" firms, those with over $1 billion in AuM, are setting new standards for the advisory industry, according to a new report. This publication looks at what have been described...

White Papers
February 14, 2011

Issues Will Always Exist In A Family Business – White Paper

A new white paper, Issues Will Always Exist in a Family Business: Tackling Them Is the Real Trick, outlines the issues and opportunities the Myers family is tackling in the journey to build and maintain their le...

White Papers
January 18, 2011

Investors’ Attraction To The Asian Consumer - Rockefeller White Paper

A white paper published by Rockefeller Financial concludes that investors cannot ignore the ongoing trends of urbanization and wealth generation in Asia and the investment opportunities they create. ...

UHNW Institute
December 9, 2021

Does Your Firm Really Offer Integrated Family Wealth Services?

What is the value of "integration" in a family office, why does it matter, and how do we know if it has been achieved? This topic is discussed by two experts in the family offices industry and the business of se...

UHNW Institute
March 8, 2021

Family Office Solutions For Physical And Health Issues - UHNW Institute White Paper

Families often need to be supported so they can work through complicated medical and psychiatric problems, and handle sometimes fraught conversations when problems arise. The author of this White Paper sets out ...

UHNW Institute
October 24, 2019

UHNW Business Models: The Registered Investment Advisor

This article delves deep into the business model of the Registered Investment Advisor, exploring what should be its defining qualities and some of the associated controversies. It is part of a series of analyses...

UHNW Institute
July 15, 2019

The Evolving World Of Broker-Dealer Platforms

In this latest exclusive commentary from the UHNW Institute, author Bill Woodson considers what is happening in the broker-dealer space. ...

UHNW Institute
May 16, 2019

A History Of Wealth Management - UHNW Institute

The authors of this article for the UHNW Institute set out a narrative of how US wealth management came to be what it is today. ...

UHNW Institute
May 15, 2019

The Skinny on UHNW Wealth Management Models - UHNW Institute

Many UHNW individuals are and can be confused about the array of business models pitching for their business. This article - the first of a five-part series - explores the terrain. ...

M and A
December 22, 2022

What’s Wrong With Envestnet, Goldman Sachs And CI Financial?

Family Wealth Report's US correspondent Charles Paikert takes a hard look at three firms that have been through big changes and M&A decisions, and talks to industry figures about how their strategies are working...

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December 15, 2022

Why Mercer Advisors Is The Leading RIA Acquirer

Mercer Advisors has been by far the most energetic acquirer of wealth management firms over recent years. US correspondent Charles Paikert talks to experts on what is driving the business's strategy, and why it ...

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November 22, 2022

M&A Decline: New Trough Or Brief Bump?

There has been a notable drop in mergers and acquisitions involving registered investment advisors; we ask a firm tracking trends in the space whether this is the start of a bigger trend or a temporary halt to w...

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June 23, 2021

RIA Mergers, Acquisitions At Mid-Year - State Of The Market

There's no reason, wealth industry figures say, why there won't be more busy M&A activity affecting the RIA space. So far this year there has been a burst in transactions, then a drop, followed by a recovery. Wh...

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May 14, 2021

Critical Transition Lessons For Wealth Managers

DeVoe & Company, a firm that covers the mass of M&A activity that has been happening in the North American wealth industry, recently held a conference exploring business transition and the challenges it raises. ...

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November 3, 2020

Europe's Investment House Makes "Significant" Investment Into Sanctuary Wealth

The Milan-based business is tapping into what it sees as an important wealth management growth model within the US sector. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. ...