COVID-19

Dear Clients, Friends and Colleagues, The COVID-19 virus has presented each of us and our businesses with new, significant and unprecedented challenges. We would like to update all of you on The Quest Organization’s ongoing efforts and preparations during this global health emergency. We remain open and operational, and we are prepared to continue to… Read more »

FAMILY OFFICES- 2020 REQUIREMENTS

Due to a much more complex global environment, family offices are adapting to new challenges from cybersecurity, to market volatility, more direct investments, social media, physical security, human capital, succession planning, the coronavirus, and of course the new generation of family members. In our first of a series of blogs, we will address the hiring… Read more »

SUCCESSION PLANNING -NUMBER ONE FAMILY OFFICE ISSUE

After speaking with numerous Family Offices over the past year, it appears that the biggest issue facing more than 50% of the families that we have spoken with, is the lack of a “true succession plan”. A succession plan is quite challenging for many families because it requires family members to really think carefully about… Read more »

RESOLVING FAMILY CONFLICTS MAY REQUIRE A “FAMILY OFFICE EXPERT”

Ultra-high net worth families face many challenges that are associated with wealth management and running a business. From dealing with service providers, to making complex investments, estate and tax planning, succession planning, human capital, risk management, cybersecurity, philanthropy, exit strategies, governance and best practices, it can be daunting. When you add to that conflicts within… Read more »

FAMILY OFFICE-NEW REGULATIONS

New Family Office Regulations- Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. In 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted the term “family office” and excluded such entities from registration as an “investment adviser” under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940,as amended. Rather than take the same approach by adopting a regulatory exclusion, the… Read more »

FAMILY OFFICE ESG/SRI INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Over the years, the SRI investment options have been increasing. ESG Investments are in public and private markets. The type of investments include alternative investments-private equity, venture capital, real estate, and hedge funds have become the most popular within the impact investing space. Another significant area of ESG investing is community investing,to serve the poor… Read more »