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People Moves
May 24, 2024

Raymond James Unveils New Leadership Line-Up

The announcements come after the New York-listed firm – headquartered in Florida – said in March that it had a new CEO to take over from the current officeholder when he steps down. ...

Compliance
May 24, 2024

Fundraising In The Middle East: Enforcement Spotlight – Kuwait

Raising money for investments in Kuwait comes with complexities and certain risks, as in all jurisdictions. The author of this article – who has penned a number of analyses published here – considers the ter...

New Products
May 24, 2024

What’s New In Investments, Funds? – Chikara Investments

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

Financial Results
May 24, 2024

Canadian Wealth Manager Hails C$30 Billion AuA Milestone

The firm has told this news service that it aims to disrupt and revolutionize the Canadian wealth sector which it says, in some ways, has lagged behind its US neighbor. ...

M and A
May 23, 2024

Callan Family Office Launches Business Transition, Transaction Offering

The fact that such an offering is being rolled out speaks to the amount of corporate activity, some of it caused by advisors seeking to retire, that is taking place in North America. ...

M and A
May 23, 2024

How Not To Blow It: After A Deal Closes

When a merger and acquisition deal is concluded, this is just the start of a series of challenges for the new entity. Someone with experience of living through these deals comments on lessons learned, and provid...

Company Profiles
May 23, 2024

US Wealth Platform Eyes Further Strong Growth After MFO Deal

Hard on the heels of chalking up a deal with a US multi-family office, d1g1t speaks to this news service about its growth ambitions. ...

ESG
May 22, 2024

WEALTHTALK – The Value, Impact Of Shareholder Advocacy

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Trust Estate
May 22, 2024

Navigating Complex Estate Settlement Terrain

A great deal of emotional stresses and demands arise on the death of a relative, and there are many estate and tax issues to add to the mix. This detailed article, written by a regular commentator for this news ...

People Moves
May 22, 2024

Fairport's Chairwoman Concludes 37-Year Career

A prominent female figure in the US wealth sector is retiring from the industry. ...

People Moves
May 22, 2024

Franklin Templeton Makes Leadership Changes

California-based investment manager Franklin Templeton revamps its distribution leadership teams to strengthen its value proposition for its clients and add competitive advantage. ...

Family Office
May 22, 2024

Preview: New York Family Office Cybersecurity, AI Summit – June 4

The summit will examine cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, including how these fields intersect, collide – or possibly reinforce each other. The discussions are aimed at those working in and for the fa...

Technology
May 22, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Tech Automation Holds Rich Wealth Management Promise – In Conversation With FNZ

This news service speaks to one of the firms that has delved into what advisors think AI and other tech such as blockchain will mean for the industry in coming years. ...

ESG
May 22, 2024

Land Rebirth Captures Big Carbon Volumes, Good For Business – Study

Regenerative agriculture may not yet be a major slice of all farming and land management, but its qualities, both in terms of protecting the environment for the long term, and for business, give it a lot of cred...

Guest Articles

Philanthropy
May 6, 2024

The Life Arc Of A Philanthropist: Seven Stages Of A Life Of Giving

The art of giving to create a positive impact on society is a "dynamic journey," the author of this commentary argues. ...

Legal
May 3, 2024

Divorce: Planning, Investing For A Positive Outcome

The authors talk about the importance of assembling high-quality advice, the different kinds of divorce proceedings, different rules in US states, and the difficulties in sometimes dividing assets. ...

Trust Estate
March 11, 2024

Unmasking Self-Dealing: Navigating Pitfalls of Private Foundations

One of our editorial board members looks under the hood of private foundations, their uses, and potential governance breaches to watch out for. ...

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Technology
May 14, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Focus On AI's Role In Wealth Management

Russell Andrews, head of wealth & asset management EMEA, capital markets at Florida-headquartered Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), discusses with this news service how wealth management will evolve...

Philanthropy
May 10, 2024

Foundation Source's Growth Ambition And Promise Of "Philtech"

We talk to the US organization about "philanthropy technology" – aka philtech – how the sector of foundations is evolving, and the approach of the man who recently joined from the financial data and wealth m...

Alt Investments
May 9, 2024

Private Credit Matures But Yet To Face Big Recession

We talk to a law firm that engages in the area of private credit funds and other alternative investments about its views on this market area, which has been hot in recent years. ...

Offshore
April 19, 2024

HNW Americans Smile On "Golden Visas" – And What's Next

A marker for globalization and the degree of unfettered movement that people enjoy, the market for citizenship/residency-by-investment has developed rapidly since early days when it was dominated by a handful of...

Trust Estate
March 27, 2024

Estate Plans, Fine Art And Tax – A Heady Brew

It's been tax-filing season – a time to grapple with estate plans, wealth transfer, and considerations about the assets that are valuable. Fine art might be a niche market in some ways, but it matters to many ...

Company Profiles
March 11, 2024

Time For Canada's Wealth Sector To Emulate US Counterpart – Wellington-Altus Founder

The founder and chief executive at the Canadian wealth management firm talks about its business model, the lessons to be learned from the US RIA sector, the impact of modern technology, and more. ...

Research Reports

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Alt Investments
May 9, 2024

Private Credit Matures But Yet To Face Big Recession

We talk to a law firm that engages in the area of private credit funds and other alternative investments about its views on this market area, which has been hot in recent years. ...

Alt Investments
November 29, 2023

Sandalwood Has Family Office Mindset In Its DNA

There's much talk these days in wealth management about the importance of "alignment" of interests. This news service talks to a US family office, built from an investment business that provides investments for ...

Alt Investments
November 28, 2023

Private Markets Ecosystem Says It Fixes Fragmented Sector

In the quest to improve access and take out some of the chores and complexities involved in private market investing, new business models in wealth management continue to take shape. Here is an example. ...

Real Estate
October 27, 2023

Commercial Real Estate Outlook, Deals, and Risk for Family Offices

Here's an overview of discussions held at this publication's recent family office investment summit. The authors are David Wieland and James Brunger. ...

Real Estate
September 15, 2023

Big Trend On Campus – The Rise And Resilience Of Student Housing 

The writer here gives an upbeat view on the case for investing in student housing. ...

Alt Investments
August 17, 2023

EXCLUSIVE: Focus On Private Equity, Evergreen Portfolios – Hamilton Lane

Brian Gildea, managing director and head of evergreen portfolios at private equity firm Hamilton Lane shares his insights into whether private equity and other private market alternatives can tap into the high...

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
January 18, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Finding Compliance Nuggets Amid 24/7 News Torrent

We talk to Dow Jones about the work it does in collating, screening and digesting a vast haul of daily news so that banks and others can keep abreast of risks, comply with rules, and safeguard their businesses a...

Compliance
December 13, 2023

Reviewing "Center for Art Law Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Art"

With implications for the global market, a new guide to the world of fine art and anti-money laundering is reviewed by the author of this article. ...

Legal
August 30, 2023

Learning The Legal Lessons From “Succession”

In this detailed analysis of legal questions generated by the HBO television drama, law firm Squire Patton Boggs walks readers around the issues. ...

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. ...

Family Office
January 16, 2024

There Is No Such Thing As A Family Office – Part 2

This article explores the the reasons for the problems families encounter by failing to view the family office as a methodology. ...

Family Office
January 15, 2024

There Is No Such Thing As A Family Office – Part 1

With this provocative title, this article explores the terminology of the family office space and how to improve the quality of life for complex, wealthy families. ...

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
September 21, 2022

The Essential Tool That Family Offices Ignore

It’s no secret that private banking, which includes credit and lending services, is an essential tool for those who wish to preserve their wealth. So, why are family offices behind on adopting these useful str...

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...

Investment Strategies
December 11, 2023

Wealthy Global Families Keep Smiling On US Stocks – Bernstein Private Wealth

We talk to the US wealth management firm about what sort of positioning it is seeing from its clients in the US, and further afield. ...

Investment Strategies
August 3, 2023

Welcome To The Multi-Stage Life

What are the investment and wealth management implications of a longer lifespan and what has been framed as a "three-stage life"? This article, from Morgan Stanley, considers the picture. ...

Investment Strategies
April 24, 2023

Hidden Cash In Portfolio Hampers Returns: What Clients Are Doing – Part 2

"Hidden cash" can be a problem – for example money market funds held inside investment accounts. Investors and advisors might not fully understand how much of this cash exists, its impact, and what to do about...

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 ...

WM Market Reports
March 22, 2023

Tech Traps Wealth Managers Must Avoid 2023

The latest edition of our regular "Tech Traps" reports. ...

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...

Offshore
April 19, 2024

HNW Americans Smile On "Golden Visas" – And What's Next

A marker for globalization and the degree of unfettered movement that people enjoy, the market for citizenship/residency-by-investment has developed rapidly since early days when it was dominated by a handful of...

Offshore
June 14, 2022

The Bahamas And Resilience Through Testing Times – Latest Report

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

Offshore
October 27, 2021

Reflections On Pandemic's Impact On IFCs: View From The Cayman Islands

As part of a set of articles looking at how offshore centers have tried to cope with the pandemic and how this frames their status as wealth hubs, we talk to Ogier, the international law firm. ...

Offshore
October 11, 2021

Pandora Papers: The Rich Are Back In Firing Line

Entrepreneur and surveyor of public attitudes toward wealth, Dr Rainer Zitelmann, takes aim at the latest "leak" of masses of data from firms catering to high net worth individuals. He argues that the affair sho...

Offshore
October 4, 2021

Offshore Centers Look Back, Forward In Uncertain Times

We talk to industry figures in various IFCs in Europe to ask how international pressures and the global pandemic have shaped business and strategy.      ...

Offshore
September 28, 2021

The Bahamas: The Clear Choice For International Financial Services

Here is the 2021 edition of a report about The Bahamas, prepared in partnership with The Bahamas Financial Services Board. ...

Philanthropy
May 10, 2024

Foundation Source's Growth Ambition And Promise Of "Philtech"

We talk to the US organization about "philanthropy technology" – aka philtech – how the sector of foundations is evolving, and the approach of the man who recently joined from the financial data and wealth m...

Philanthropy
December 7, 2023

Philanthropy In Testing Times: A Transatlantic Perspective

Whether it is sunset clauses on foundations, arguments about purpose, help with clients about complexity, or other tasks, the role of philanthropic advice isn't a "soft" topic for wealth managers and banks. This...

Philanthropy
June 14, 2023

CAF American Donor Fund Explains Transatlantic Philanthropy Model

A donor-advised fund that gives a dual-qualified solution for UK and US clients has spoken to this news service on its journey, how it works and its model. ...

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. ...

Strategy
January 24, 2024

Need For Tech Integration – And Human Connection – Tops T3 Agenda

Our US correspondent has been attending an annual conference – based in Las Vegas – to hear discussions about the wealth sector and talk to industry figures on the topics that most concern them. ...

Strategy
October 16, 2023

Families Who Fail To Spend All Their Time On Power – In Conversation With Jay Hughes

In this wide-ranging interview, FWR talks to an author of a book on family dyamics and ways to frame them. It covers reflections about the politics of families, the roles that members play in taking difficult de...

Strategy
October 9, 2023

Pitcairn And Predicament Of The Mid-Sized MFO

The sector of multifamily offices is a highly developed one in the US. It is a business area that has competitive challenges in a world of changing technologies and client expectations. Our US correspondent exam...

Strategy
October 3, 2023

Helping Advisors Ride Wave Of Change Amid M&A, Breakaways

We talk to a firm that makes a point about its consulting work for wealth managers as well as a "hybrid RIA" and platform for advisors. ...

Strategy
September 18, 2023

The Wealth Spiral – How To Stop It

A newly-enriched person can face an upward "spiral" of wealth – and the responsibilities that come with it – that can be daunting, precisely because it is novel. What advice should such people seek? ...

Strategy
May 19, 2023

BOOK REVIEW: In Defence Of Capitalism, By Rainer Zitelmann

While unlikely to sway those already hostile to the free market economic system, this book puts a stack of facts and figures in front of those who, perhaps because of their public roles in driving debate, could ...

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
November 17, 2023

Tax Changes In Massachusetts: Another Look At Details

With changes to state-wide taxes coming in Massachusetts, this news service talks to a large US wealth management player for more detail about the implications. ...

Tax
October 6, 2023

Sparing No One: Cross-Border Taxation of Globally Mobile Individuals - Part 1

This is the first of a highly detailed examination of cross-border tax issues for individuals living overseas and often using multiple jurisdictions ...

Tax
March 22, 2023

Focusing On Fundamentals: Three Tax Strategies For 2023

The following commentary about tax planning comes from Bessemer Trust, the multi-family office. ...

Tax
February 15, 2023

California's Proposed Non-Grantor Trusts Crackdown Will Backfire Badly – Advisor

FWR talks to a wealth advisor in the Golden State about proposed changes to the taxation of out-of-state trusts. The change could, the advisor says, drive even more affluent citizens from California and shrink t...

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. ...

Technology
May 14, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Focus On AI's Role In Wealth Management

Russell Andrews, head of wealth & asset management EMEA, capital markets at Florida-headquartered Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), discusses with this news service how wealth management will evolve...

Technology
January 26, 2024

T3: Data, Cybersecurity Overshadow AI

Our US correspondent considers the main themes that arose in the annual T3 tech conference, held in Las Vegas. Unsurprisingly, AI was on the agenda, but it did not dominate discussions. ...

Technology
November 27, 2023

How Sam Altman-OpenAI Saga Affects RIAs

Our US correspondent takes a detailed look at the drama around the leadership of OpenAI and what this means for the wealth management sector. ...

Technology
September 28, 2023

Protecting Clients, Firms In Age Of AI And Proliferating Tech

As we continue to examine the theme of "protecting the client," FWR talks to a large US wealth manager and lawyers in Asia about their views on AI, cybersecurity, and ways to protect firms and their end-clients....

Technology
February 23, 2023

Space Tech's Investment Case Is Increasingly "Normal"

In a wide-ranging conversation, we talk to a lawyer with strong investment connections about spacefaring, Elon Musk, satellite costs and the wealth management attractions of space. ...

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 ...

Trust Estate
March 27, 2024

Estate Plans, Fine Art And Tax – A Heady Brew

It's been tax-filing season – a time to grapple with estate plans, wealth transfer, and considerations about the assets that are valuable. Fine art might be a niche market in some ways, but it matters to many ...

Trust Estate
May 23, 2023

A Walk Around The US Trusts Toolkit – In Conversation With Arden

Arden Trust Company, which has existed in its current guise since a corporate spin-out in 2019, works with clients to offer a range of different trust structures. We took the chance to ask the firm how concerns ...

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 ...

White Papers
December 6, 2023

The Bahamas: A Complete And Compelling Choice – Part 4

In the final part of a four-part series, this news service issues a report about developments in the Caribbean jurisdiction. ...

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...

UHNW Institute
November 10, 2023

Integrated Wealth Management Under The Spotlight In New York

This publication talks to those involved in the UHNW Institute's IWM Initiative and its annual symposium, which is due to go ahead on November 14. ...

UHNW Institute
September 5, 2023

In Conversation With Authors Of "Wealth 3.0: The Future Of Family Wealth Advising"

There is a new way of thinking about wealth, its responsibilities and challenges that advisors must embrace, so the authors of a new book argue. One of FWR's regular contributors talks to the authors of "Wealth ...

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. ...

M and A
February 20, 2024

Private Equity’s Iron Grip On RIAs Grows

Fresh data shows that in 2023, and early this year, private equity is an increasingly dominant player in mergers and acquisitions involving registered investment advisors. We probe what's going on. ...

M and A
April 24, 2023

RIA Mergers And Acquisitions Dip In Q1, Halcyon Era Of Overbidding Cooling Off

The business of wealth management M&A in North America has changed from the frenetic pace of recent years, with rising interest rates and other forces playing a part. This article examines data on transactions a...

M and A
January 25, 2023

Schwab, Family Wealth Alliance Say Marriage Was Logical Step

After yesterday's report that Charles Schwab has agreed to buy Chicago-based Family Wealth Alliance, we talk to both parties about the deal. ...

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...

M and A
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 ...

M and A
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...