What are Family Offices currently practicing?

The number of investment professionals ditching their fund managing jobs and moving into Family Offices is seemingly increasing over time. The rate that they are moving is more of a trickle than a massive flock, which is why it does not seem obvious. Estimates in the industry totalled the assets of family offices at a whopping $4 trillion. So what are these family offices allocating into public and private investments?
The increasing number of investment activities from family offices have begun to develop the interest of regulatory authorities. Lawyers say that as long as a family office is managing money of the immediate family, they won’t have to worry about regulators. However, if family offices are co-investing with other like-minded investors, they might be subjected to regulations as they are investing alongside external capital. Being regulated will mean added cost, so if family offices carry along on that path, they will significantly increase their operating costs.
Other speculations have reported that family offices are investing in VC due to the emergence of successful companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Uber, and other Tech companies before some of them went public. Many family offices prefer private equity returns without having to pay for external managers, and majority of them know the companies well. Couple insider knowledge together with large funding, they expect around double-digit returns.
So what are the practices that family offices adopt to allocate their funding into public and private investments? We’re intrigued to find out ourselves. Join us at the upcoming EnRoute Private Capital Meeting happening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 28 March 2018 to find out. We have set up an environment where representatives from Family Offices will be discussing how they allocate their funding into private investments. Networking opportunities will be available, along with discussions on PE middle market opportunities in SEA and the link between artificial intelligence and investments.
Click here for more details on the event.
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