Earlier today, Chrystal Capital hosted the first in a new series of breakfast talks, and this mornings topic is considered one of the most significant concerns among family offices’ - Succession Planning.
Chaired by David Alexander from Pall Mall Family Office, over 18 SFOs gathered for breakfast at 5 Hertford Street to hear from two next-generation family members who have been or are currently going through the succession planning process.
Both Ben Goldsmith and H.E. Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani talked openly about their experiences, and offered our network insight into the challenges and, interestingly, the cultural differences that prevail in succession planning.
It is estimated that in the next 15 years over 69%* of single family offices are expected to undergo a generational transition. Securing a willing and able next generation of family members, who want to be involved in the management of their families’ wealth requires succession planning. In 2017, almost half of the family offices interviewed in the Campden Wealth Report stated that they have some form of plan in place, with another third still developing their strategies.
This event was the first in a newly launched Petit Déjeuner Breakfast Series organised by Chrystal Capital, where our investor network has the opportunity to hear first hand from their peers whose experiences have garnered significant recognition within their respected industry.
*Campden Waalth Report 2017/2018.