The Houston Family Office Association officially launched last week with a cocktail party attended by 160 families and their trusted advisors. As the fourth largest U.S. city, Houston is home to a large and diverse group of family offices seeking to benefit from increased networking, thought leadership, education, and quality deal flow so it was no surprise that so many turned out to celebrate the launch of the new local association.
“We received a number of emails and phone calls after the event with glowing feedback on the event and congratulating us on the new Family Office Networks affiliation. Clearly there is a need for strong family office support and services in Houston,” said James C. Row, CFA who is managing partner at Entoro Capital, LLC and the new head of the Houston Family Office Association.
The private investors in attendance showed keen interest in alternative investment strategies, energy, oil and gas, real estate, and other investment opportunities that provide diversification and income. In addition, there was strong interest in Clear Rating, which is a valuation and digital asset rating service much like the S&P, that is being introduced by Entoro.
“It was an honor to host such a prestigious group of families in Houston and we were extremely impressed with the quality of attendees at our launch event. We look forward to furthering strong relationships within the Houston family office community and are already planning future events,” said Family Office Networks Founder and Co-CEO Steve Saltzstein.