A Focus on Family Culture Can Make All The Difference

Posted on April 11, 2018

A Focus on Family Culture Can Make All The Difference

From time to time, we come across an article written by others in our industry that we feel is helpful to the families with whom we work. We enjoy sharing these with you, and genuinely feel that the more you know, the better.

In this article from, the author, Daniel G. Berick, explores a few often-overlooked strategies to strengthen family cohesion and increase the chances of successful wealth transfer.

“While family offices and centralized family wealth transfer plans are created with the intention of preserving wealth and family cohesion for future generations, poor planning and a wide array of potential pitfalls can derail those plans,” writes Berick.

The article offers several insights and considerations for success in developing effective family governance, which is a key component of successfully transferring wealth to the next generation.

“Effective wealth management requires attention to a family’s culture and a plan for cohesion in successive generations through relationship building, information sharing and attention to family governance. These align disparate family members’ values and investment priorities, while mitigating the potential for conflicts. Formal governance structures involving family members and external advisors, such as advisory committees or boards of directors, can help facilitate discussions among family members concerning emotional business and financial decisions,” writes Berick.

We couldn’t agree more.

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