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2023 Family Office Research Reports

By Marc J. Sharpe

I’m delighted to be teaching an MBA class on “The Entrepreneurial Family Office” as an Adjunct Professor at SMU Cox School of Business this year. One of the things I hope to achieve is to dispel some of the myths that surround family offices. For one thing, I can’t help but feel like the term “family office” has become one the most misused, overused, and poorly used terms in finance.

As anyone who has read TFOA’s free library of family office related whitepapers will attest, we at TFOA remain big skeptics when it comes to classifying ‘family offices’ as an industry. Indeed, the most common platitude that you’ll come across when researching the family office ecosystem is that “if you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one single family office.” Therefore, it stands to reason that ‘family offices’ are simply just a market segment that the private wealth industry uses to organize their sales and marketing teams within their own firms, rather than a true industry category in its own right.

Now, having said that, our friends on Wall Street are spending significant dollars on building their family office practices and producing extensive research reports on a range of family office issues. And so, without endorsing any of the firms producing these reports, I’m delighted to share the fruits of their labor with TFOA’s loyal readers.

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What distinguishes TFOA from the many other family office groups is that we’re a true peer network and are not looking to monetize our relationships. A high level of trust has been built up within the group, and we adhere to a strict code of conduct around privacy, confidentiality, and non-solicitation. Members of the group are not actively marketing products or services to other members, although co-investment activity does take place. The group is for education, networking, pooling diligence, selective co-investment, and a resource for family office professionals to share ideas, deal flow and best practice. We host a closed-door, annual symposium for family office principals and professionals and convene a select number of private events for members to hear from world class speakers and investment managers on a wide range of topics. We’ve been fortunate to have experts in a host of areas from exceptional organizations across a broad swath of industrial, commercial, financial, and non-profit sectors. More information is available at www.tfoatx.com

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