The Family Foundation and the L3C

The Family Foundation and the L3C

The social sector is facing enormous challenges. Government support has dried up as staggering budgetary shortfalls divert federal and state resources toward basic services. The recession has taken its toll on philanthropy while philanthropic need is greater than it has been at any me since the Great Depression: The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that […]

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The Search for Talent: Family Offices

The Search for Talent- Family Offices

The economic dislocations of the past two years have brought closer two hitherto relatively unrelated markets: family offices that own significant wealth in the form of business assets, investments, real estate, and cash; and senior level hedge fund professionals. An awareness of the need for greater investment sophistication and a desire to obtain the advantages enjoyed by […]

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Family Culture and Family Wealth

Family Culture and Family Wealth

  I begin with a personal family story. In 1998 I joined my four siblings and our 8 kids for a family birthday party- it was Dad’s 80th birthday and we gathered in my brother’s house in Louisiana around some good seafood and a birthday cake with that really sweet frosting lovingly decorated by the […]

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SFO Offshore Trusts

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  Offshore trusts are a powerful tool in the estate and tax planning world, but are commonly misunderstood and misapplied. This article will explore the offshore trust to reveal that, when used correctly, the offshore trust is an extraordinary planning tool. A trust is an entity that owns and manages assets. A trust is operated […]

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Thought Leadership in Palm Beach

FOA Newsletter: Palm Beach April 2015

Palm Beach was the perfect backdrop to March’s Investment Forum, where FOA member families mingled with invited firms to discuss topics from family office affairs to a range of leading edge fields. Attendees were treated to a special keynote address “The Future of Investment, Philanthropy, and Travel in Cuba,” by John Caulfield the recently retired […]

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Will Obama Really Change the World?

Will Obama Really Change the World?

President Barack Obama said it succinctly in his Nov. 4, 2008, victory speech: “Change has come to America.” This is true on many different levels but rings especially true in terms of increased investment in environmental technologies, which Obama made clear will be a key objective of his presidency. As he said late last year […]

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