The Campden Research European Family Office series provides a unique insight into the closed and private community of family offices. The series presents the evolving focus of the family office and includes deep analysis into their changing dynamics. It covers the objectives of family offices, their strategies and structures, investment portfolios and time horizons, and challenges they face, externally in the market and internally in terms of governance and operations.
In common with every other business and financial-related entity, single family offices in Europe were shaken up by the economic instability of 2008. For the majority, this was the first time SFOs had to negotiate such a tumultuous period and both attitudes and practices underwent some form of revaluation. Investment strategies were changed, with a move from equities to cash the most marked trend. Managing risk, finding appropriate staff, reducing costs and increased scrutiny from the family were also key points of discussion. The year and the challenges it brought were almost without precedent in the modern era. The European Single Family Office Survey 2009 analysed all these issues to provide a unique insight into this closed community.
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