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Opportunities & obstacles for African family offices

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Africa marches to her own rhythm. Besides her unrivalled natural beauty, the continent is blessed with numerous natural resources and knowledge power. Despite these riches, even the wealthiest African cities are home to the greatest numbers of people living in poverty worldwide. The emergence of a healthy Family Office ecosystem remains lacklustre.

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How Asian family businesses respond to four global challenges
Jurisdictions
How Asian family businesses respond to four global challenges
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Although certain business challenges are universal to family offices across the globe, the way in which Asian family businesses experience, prioritise, and tackle them is unique. We deep dive into four key global family office challenges and how they are experienced within the Asian context, reflecting upon the unique set of underlying influences that shape the Asian response.

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How to overcome technological stalemate in Australian family offices
Jurisdictions
How to overcome technological stalemate in Australian family offices
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Though the family office market in Australia continues to go from strength to strength, it is a challenge for software providers to see the value in expanding to a vast country with a highly idiosyncratic financial system. At the same time, there are also challenges to helping established Australian family offices to invest in a high-performing tech stack. We explore solutions to this technological stalemate.

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From family business to business family
Next Generation
From family business to business family
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The transition from a family business to a business family is not an easy one. Without a clear, strategically implemented plan to preserve both its wealth and legacy, the family faces a progressive dispersal of its assets. We outline the key factors that spark a transition from family business to business family – and offer advice on how to handle this.

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How service design can transform the family office structure
Operations
How service design can transform the family office structure
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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man (or woman)." Within the private wealth space, this is especially true with no two family offices being the same. Service design makes an ideal bedfellow for family offices looking to move beyond 'palace politics' and re-engineer their family office structure to meet the changing needs of the market.

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What family offices should know before setting up in Singapore
Jurisdictions
What family offices should know before setting up in Singapore
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Singapore might be the answer for many Western family offices looking to bridge family values and forthcoming disruptions.

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Why family offices should focus on 'soft' assets
Purpose
Why family offices should focus on 'soft' assets
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) have been credited by many as the backbone of business management. But how do these metrics fair in a rapidly evolving world? Research suggests that a focus on soft (as well as hard assets and predictive technology is the answer.

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How to gain a birds-eye view by understanding family office services
Service Provider Selection
How to gain a birds-eye view by understanding family office services
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Family offices rarely think about their operating costs in basis points – surprising when such a measurement is a common component of determining expense vs value when comparing investments. Navigating your supplier universe can help you gain a much-needed system overview.

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What family offices can learn from the startup growth cycle
Operations
What family offices can learn from the startup growth cycle
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Though family offices vary in size and shape, every organization shares a common origin: entrepreneurship. Without the first generation of pioneering entrepreneurs, they simply wouldn’t exist.

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A Simple guide to Family Offices
A Simple guide to Family Offices

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Family Office Software Review 2020
Family Office Software Review 2020

Private wealth owners around the globe are busy retooling their operations to supercharge their services. At Simple, we often asked for our top family office software recommendations. We believe that choosing software for family office should not be a matter of opinion – but a matter of fit.

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Family Office Trends 2020
Family Office Trends 2020

Family offices, like most organizations, are facing some interesting times. How can Family Offices be resilient and ever more relevant in this changing landscape? Here are our top ten trends which we believe will define the next decade of family offices.

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Family Office Trends 2021
Family Office Trends 2021

2020 has been a year of monumental change, as everything from daily routines and long term ambitions have been disrupted beyond recognition. As people around the globe strive to press on in an uncertain future, we explore the top 10 trends that family offices and privately-owned businesses should be aware of as they move into 2021 and beyond.

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Multi-Family Office Review 2020
Multi-Family Office Review 2020

For some, the term ‘family office’ may conjure up images of an industry stuck in yesteryear. However, as a new influx of wealth owners make their way into the private wealth space, things are changing — specifically in the multi-family office segment. Here’s our review of the multi-family offices in 2020.

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