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While Great Entrepreneurs Leap, Great Investors Plan

As entrepreneurs know well, the process of creating and managing a successful business is complex and requires great skill, insight, and hard work. Successful management of significant wealth requires similar attributes; however, not all the characteristics fundamental to entrepreneurial success translate to effective portfolio management. This can create challenges for entrepreneurs—whether they are still actively […]

May 18, 2022

Business Ownership at a Crossroads: Key Questions for Planning What’s Next

Private business owners who hold the majority of their wealth in one company are different from other investors. They face unique challenges when making investment decisions, including the fundamental question of whether to retain a concentrated position in their business. After all, concentrated positions can create wealth, but they also increase portfolio risk. Because of […]

March 21, 2022

Case Study: Complementing a general partner’s investment expertise and network

Shannon MacArthur created her family’s wealth as a general partner (GP) of a venture capital (VC) firm. As she neared the end of her career, she started thinking about a long-term plan for her family’s wealth. CLIENT BRIEF Client: The MacArthur family Source of wealth: General partner at a venture capital firm Situation: Seeking an […]

March 1, 2022

Case Study: Building custom portfolios to reflect each family member’s distinct impact investing goals

The Hahn family’s wealth, which originated in manufacturing four generations ago, is today overseen by Wilson, the current family patriarch, and supported by a family office staff of two investment professionals. The family members themselves have minimal investment experience. CLIENT BRIEF Client: Hahn family Source of wealth: Manufacturing (inherited wealth) Situation: Family members with distinct […]

December 12, 2021

Triage Tax Planning in the US: Adapting to an Uncertain Tax Bill

The Build Back Better Act recently introduced in the US House of Representatives includes many tax provisions that would significantly impact US taxpayers. However, any major bill’s road from introduction to enactment is typically long, winding, and unpredictable. This note summarizes four tax planning–related questions we view as prime candidates for consideration by US families with substantial wealth, notwithstanding that uncertainty.

September 30, 2021

Case Study: Building an investment strategy to better serve multiple generations

The Whitlock family wealth came from the sale of legacy real estate holdings. In the seven years following the initial liquidity event, the wealth was managed by two investment banks. The family’s portfolio was made up of multiple trusts of different sizes, invested mostly in US stocks, ETFs, Treasuries, and municipal bonds. The investments in […]

August 30, 2021

Building Winning Portfolios Through Private Investments

Building a portfolio that incorporates both private equity and venture capital investments is not straightforward. It requires skill and discipline. In this paper, we review recent private investment performance, discuss how these investments have benefited institutional portfolios, and provide some high-level tips on how to build winning portfolios.

August 11, 2021

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