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Family Offices and HNWI: Home

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There a number of terms we would recommend trying when searching our databases for this topic: High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI), Family Offices, Wealth Management, Private Banking,Trusts and Estates.

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.


Learn about Family offices and HNWI's

Mergent Online Go to the Investext tab for analysts' reseach on listed companies and their markets.
Proquest Business Premium Collection Company profiles and SWOT analyses from various publishers including Wealth Insight. Tip: Limit your results to source type= reports and then limit your date range to last two years.

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Web sources

Credit Suisse
Available content includes 2021 White Paper called "The way forward for family offices"

Knight Frank
The real estate consultancy produce a number of relevant reports including their 2020 Wealth Report

International Private Banking Study 2015
Bi-annual study from the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

EY Family Office Guide
A copy of Ernst & Young's guide to setting up a family office can be requested. Also a number of articles about issues affecting family offices.

Designing the Family Office in a new era of private wealth
2017 article from the Boston Consulting Group.

Cap Gemini
Annual World Wealth report. 2022 edition now available.

The World Ultra Wealth Report
Wealth-X produce a number of reports including the annual Ultra Wealth Report (2021 report now available). Some headline figures are available from webpage, but full reports can sometimes be downloaded by registering your details.
Global Family Office Report
Annual publication from UBS - 2021 report now available. Previous years done in conjunction with Campden Wealth.  Also a 2020 report on Biliionaires.

News and keeping up to date

Science Direct                  
Covers business and sci/tech. Academic articles on the topics of HNWI's, family offices and wealth management available.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. Try limiting your search to Sources by industry and selecting the Banking, Financial Services and Investing industries.
FT.Com Prior registration required. Click here to register. (It is also included when searching Factiva)
Economist Full personalised access to the Economist. Must register first using LBS email address