Wealth owners are responsible for more than just assets The Destructive Power of Family Wealth offers thoughtful, holistic planning to ensure that your wealth remains a positive force for your family. While today's families have become global and the world has become smaller and more mobile, we have not yet become immune to the problems wealth poses to the family unit. This book provides authoritative guidance on family wealth management, with an emphasis on both family and wealth. Global taxation regimes, changing bank secrecy laws, asset protection and other critical issues are examined in depth to assist wealth owners in planning, and the discussion includes details on the essential tools that aid in the execution of any wealth management strategy. More than a simple financial planning guide, this book also delves into the psychology of wealth, and the effect it has on different family members; wealth destroys families every day, and smart management means maintaining the health of the family as much as it means maintaining and expanding wealth. Family wealth brings advantages, but it also carries a potential for destruction. Wealth owners have a responsibility to their families and to themselves, and this book provides the critical guidance you need to get it right, whether you are part of a wealth-owning family or are an advisor to wealth-owning families.
- Learn how careful planning can prevent family strife
- Protect assets from risks ranging from divorce to political upheaval
- Explore the many tools that facilitate secure wealth management
- Discover how changing global regulations affect wealth
- Understand how private banks and other advisors work
- Uncover challenges faced by the wealth management industry
- Find out how to work with advisors and to manage costs while ensuring efficient and effective outcomes
About the Author
PHILIP MARCOVICI is actively involved in education and strategy across the legal and tax spectrum. He has extensive experience advising multinationals, financial institutions and families on the international and domestic aspects of Canadian, Hong Kong and U.S. taxation, as well as on commercial issues relevant to cross-border transactions. He advises clients on issues related to the use of trusts and insurance products and continues to work with governments and international agencies on strategy and treaty negotiations. Among others, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, he teaches widely and is an adjunct faculty member at the Singapore Management University.