Shared family wealth strategy

Why do family businesses need a framework for shared family wealth?

There are many different ways to use shared family capital, whether it’s growing the business, investing in sustainability or philanthropy or supporting the family’s lifestyle needs. As the family business(es) and wealth grow and become more complex, it’s increasingly difficult to get a full picture of all the moving parts and effectively manage and oversee the shared portfolio. When that happens, it’s easy to lose sight of how the family capital aligns with the mission, values and objectives of the family—the glue that keeps it all together.

We’ve created a framework to help family enterprises get a full picture into shared assets and the sources and uses of capital. The framework creates the structure and required components to gain alignment of all stakeholders and necessary parties, including family members, advisors, other entities and outsourced portfolio managers that may also work with the family. When all the required components work together, the path to achieving your desired outcomes will become more clear.