On June 22, 2015, Prateek Mehrotra, MBA, CFA®, CAIA®, Chief Investment Officer, and Wendy Orth, Investment Adviser Representative of Endowment Wealth Management join “Money Matters with Christopher Hensley” radio show. In an informative 30-minute interview, Prateek and Wendy provide an informative interactive discussion that describe the multitude services that a family or multi-family office is designed to support your family’s wealth and legacy within the family’s value system.
This 30-minute podcast provides an informative discussion that covers the services, organization, purpose, mission and support that a family office or multi-family office provides to its client. Prateek and Wendy join the show at the 5:30 mark on the podcast.
A traditional family office is a business run by and for a single family. Its sole function is to centralize the management of a significant family fortune. Typically, these organizations employ staff to manage investments, taxes, philanthropic activities, trusts, and legal matters. The purpose of the family office is to effectively transfer established wealth across generations. The family office invests the family’s money, manages all of the family’s assets, and disburses payments to family members as required. The family office structure takes into account nurturing the human capital within the family along with their financial wealth with a multi generational perspective.
The Family Office itself either is, or operates just like, a corporation (often, a limited liability company, or LLC), with a president, CFO, CIO, etc. and a support staff. The officers are compensated per their arrangement with the family, usually with overrides based on the profits or capital gains generated by the office. Often, family offices are built around core assets that are professionally managed.