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Optimizing Wealth Infrastructure for Families

Many families who have succeeded in building wealth or experienced a major liquidity event find themselves in uncharted territory. This includes families who are thinking through how to separate the management of their finances and investments from those of their company, as well as those who have recently sold a business. In some cases, a […]

June 2024

The Private Credit Playbook: Understanding Opportunities for Family Investors

Today, private investors and wealthy families are facing uncertainties related to economic growth, inflation, interest rates, and private investment exit opportunities. Yet, these same market challenges are serving as tailwinds for certain asset classes, including private credit. In today’s environment, we believe private credit can deliver attractive returns, supported by a strong foundation in protected […]

May 2024

Video: Navigating Liquidity Challenges: The Importance of Portfolio Stress Testing

Unsteady markets can cause unexpected liquidity demands and impede, or even undo, hard-earned long-term portfolio growth. Stress testing your portfolio can help avoid the unexpected sale of assets and may enable you to take advantage of opportunities during market downturns. Adam Barber, Senior Investment Director in the Private Client Practice, explains how—and why—a portfolio stress […]

May 2024

Video: Advancing Family Values: Philanthropy and Impact Investing

Philanthropy and impact investing, while different, can be aligned and complementary in their intents. Understanding the nuances between the two can help families gain clarity about how to positively influence the world while maintaining their unique investment goals and engaging family members across generations. In this video, Nick Rees, Managing Director in the Private Client […]

March 2024

No Surprises: Managing Risk in Family Portfolios

Creating portfolios that are customized to a family’s unique investment goals and risk tolerance requires ingenuity and flexible thinking. However, the execution of risk management should be more systematic. It depends on setting clear frameworks to monitor risks, consistently implementing those frameworks to ensure one’s understanding of the portfolio remains current, and regularly communicating the […]

October 2023

Video: Building Our Private Client Business

Since the early 1980s, we have been building custom portfolios to help private clients and family offices grow their wealth and continue their legacies. Drawing on deep experience and dedicated partnerships, we work with our clients to help meet their goals and preserve their private wealth. Today, our clients span the globe, with the practice […]

August 2023

Liquidity Hazard Planning for Families of Wealth

Families of significant wealth can experience sustained periods of time where liquidity is not a foremost priority. Demands for liquid capital can rapidly emerge, however, like the sudden onset of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, and cause trouble for the unprepared. In the worst-case scenario, investors may need to sell growth-focused assets during a […]

July 2023

Simplifying Family Investment Portfolios

For families of significant wealth, complexity is a natural byproduct of a well-managed portfolio. A dynamic portfolio can help address a number of investment challenges that families of wealth face, including varying multigenerational preferences, unique tax considerations, domicile requirements, and specific beneficiary needs. Yet there is also such a thing as overcomplexity, which can waste […]

June 2023

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