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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A significant number of family offices globally are exploring ways to invest for impact. What is SRI or sustainable, responsible and impact investing? SRI is an investment program that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to produce long-term financial returns that also have a positive social impact. Another acronym being used is ESG, which… Read more »