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Horizons: Family Office & Investor Magazine

Editorial

Friday, March 20, 2020

Already in 2012, one of Madonna’s concert promoters, Alvaro Ramos, confessed that: “We have to take extreme care, like I have never seen for any other artist. We cannot even look at the dressing room, after it is ready, or even open the door. We can only enter after her sterilization team has left the room. There will not be any of Madonna’s DNA, any hair, or anything. They will clean up everything. I do understand it, but it is taken to extremes.”

In our cover story Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., physician and psychiatrist who also served for over a decade as Chief Medical Officer to an international family office in London, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will be asking you: is Madonna paranoid - or smart? She also advises that families of wealth, who require safety, security and privacy at all costs, must reject direct-to-consumer gene testing products entirely, despite their “entertainment factor.”

Anyone who runs, is part of, or works with investment teams is well advised to take a good look at the surprising findings Herman Brodie reveals in my interview, “The Hidden Motives of Investment Teams”.

Corona-virus or something else, nobody wants to be thrown into an existential crisis that could see significant parts of your family wealth disappear. But should that happen, you better get really professional at managing the crisis, says Octavian Graf Pilati, who from 2015-2018 managed the crisis in his family business stemming from a failed investment. Pilati, who is also well known in Austria as one of the country’s youngest palace owners (he actually owns a castle as well), highly recommends the Design Thinking Process and runs us through a practical case study. Graf Pilati also offers the Opalesque SKILLSLAB COVID-19 Survival Training for Family Businesses webinar on April 15th, register here: https://www.opalesque.com/webinar/covid_survival/

My recommendation: Even if you’re not having to face an existential crisis right now, print this issue (or specifically the pages 15-21) and store it somewhere we you can retrieve it easily when needed.

In this March 2020 issue, we are looking at more governance & succession themes, and also feature a new Ocean Investment Fund that is doing some remarkable work around Impact Measurement, a crucial area that we keep focusing on.

Horizons is a free publication, please use this link to subscribe. Past issues can be downloaded here. If you are interested in actively getting involved as a contributor or sponsor of this exclusive magazine which reaches a readership of 100,000 globally, please email me directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Matthias Knab
Knab@Opalesque.com

 
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