Family Office Networks hosts many networking events throughout the year through our local associations, including mixers, symposiums, cocktail receptions, polo, golf outings, poker tournaments, conferences, luncheons, cigar parties, fashion shows, caviar tastings, yacht parties, and more. In these intimate settings, families feel comfortable sharing ideas and expanding their network while giving back to the community.
Ultimately, family offices rely on their longevity through ensuring wealth preservation. The difficulty of securing market returns in recent years has led to some tension in this respect. Furthermore, during generational transitions, family office structures can be tested, often to the point of destruction, as the next generation presses for different goals and objectives to manage the family’s wealth. Family Office Networks is dedicated to offering substantial families access to stellar investment opportunities in areas such as real estate, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds.CONTACT FOR INFO
The establishment of a family office is a major undertaking and there have been cases when family offices have not met the family’s expectations. Some potential concerns about setting up a family office are:
Cost- The cost of regulatory and compliance reporting remains high, which means that the level of assets under management by a family office needs to be high enough to offset its fixed costs.
Market, legal and tax infrastructure - Family offices function better when operating from centers where there are sophisticated markets and legal and tax structures. The absence of these in emerging markets may undermine the development of family offices.
Multi-Family Offices - Some families prefer to set up multi-family offices (MFOs) in which several families pool their wealth. These MFOs are typically directed by the lead family that initiated the office. In MFOs, all assets are managed under one umbrella. However, MFOs typically cater to a range of family sizes, wealth and maturity levels. This means that families can run the risk of not receiving the same level of personalized advice as in a dedicated single-family office set up.