FT Wealth: Family Office

Once a year, FT Wealth produces a special edition focused on family offices.

The next edition will publish on October 18 2019

• Explore the latest from FT Wealth

Ruben Vardanyan says he has made $300m in donations and social impact investments in recent years

Rich families often define themselves via their philanthropic trusts

Individual investors with small portfolios are being supplanted as landlords by global companies

Concerns include tax rises on income, inheritance and capital gains

Entering the light at the end of life may have to wait a bit longer as science is creating possible ‘transhumanism’

People from the world of wine and the ones outside have different sets of criteria for buying vineyards

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‘Younger family members . . . get excited by the opportunities . . . focused on AI or blockchain’

Investors can use cryptocurrencies, derivatives or other means to minimise policies’ potentially disruptive impact

Giving patterns of Chinese-Americans have moved on to social and impact investing, often to causes in Asia

For many, retirement is a shock as income dries up but good planning can keep the cash rolling in

Family offices with a social impact mission have become magnets for young investment talent

Wealth distribution can be immensely complicated and spark dramatic family feud

A New York store owner’s memoir tells wider truths about business in America