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These days, however, you don’t need to be a household name to consider forming one. Indeed, family offices have recently been growing at a steady pace—fueled by the enormous increase in private wealth that the past two decades have witnessed. There are a number of reasons for this trend—ranging from the creation of tech and Wall Street fortunes to the momentous transfer of assets between generations, to an economic climate favoring entrepreneurs who can strike gold via innovative ideas and businesses.
In Episode 11 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill talks with David Drake about trends in investing among family offices. Reflecting on his extensive family office experience in Europe and North America, Drake discusses how the number of wealthy families has grown and how advice given to them has become professionalized. The stakes for the high net worth families are very high, since by the third generation, 85% of wealthy families are no longer wealthy, according to Drake.
September 17th marked the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. For a collection of smart articles on the movement, click here. One of the things that came out of OWS was the notion, held by some, that being in the “one percent” is a bad thing.
Diana Kander is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, and is a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney, Diana draws on her experience as a founder, investor, and academic to design and implement curriculum in educational institutions and the private sector. AIMkts recently sat down with Diana to discuss her latest venture, “All in Startup” and what entrepreneurs are thinking, that investors should know.
Over the last century, the economy has been driven, in large part, by financial institutions that have paved the way for innovations, increasing the convenience and safety of financial services for consumers of those services. Risks taken by (often unknown) bankers, insurers, and the like have been major components of what ultimately led to the creation of products and services that dramatically changed the way the world works.
According to U.S. securities law, only accredited investors may invest in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and private placements. Regulation D, Rule 501 of the Securities Act of 1933 states the accredited investor definition as: (a) an individual (or married couple) whose (joint) net worth exceeds $1 million, excluding the value of the primary residence; or