Category: Industry Insights


Morgan Stanley Releases a Report on Single Family Office Best Practices

The family office industry has been booming in recent years. Since 2008, the sector has recorded a ten-fold growth in the number of family offices. Morgan Stanley, one of the largest financial services organisations in the world, has released a new report detailing the best practices in the single family office space.

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How To Identify A True Multi-Family Office

The family office sector is a coveted space as trillions of dollars under management soar across the globe. Increasing numbers of firms labelling themselves as “multi-family offices” have been popping up to grab their share of the market for the better part of the last decade. Yet, one must question whether these entities are what they say they are or if they are just private banks and traditional wealth managers “borrowing” the label to enter this lucrative arena.

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Family Offices

Australia’s Covid recovery gives banks a head start .

Just like the global financial crisis, Australia is emerging from Covid-19 more strongly than the rest of the developed world. Investment banks here have never been busier, raising huge sums of equity from one of the world’s largest asset pools. When borders reopen they will be primed for outbound M&A. But why does almost nobody have a private banking business? In the first of a two-part series on Australian investment banking, we look at the work that came out of a global pandemic.

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Ten interesting things we read this week

Some of the most fascinating topics covered this week are: Investing (Five levels to become the master investor; Buy-and-hold myth; Green investing has shortcomings), Business (Coronavirus rips a hole in newspapers’ business models; Meet the 13-year-old entrepreneurs), Lifestyle (Why so many smart people aren’t happy) and Geopolitics (Art of war and Sino-Indian business).

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