Path to Family Office of the Future
Professionals working in family offices are experiencing significant and increasing complexity. Manual, high-risk work processes such as spreadsheets and point systems erroneously rely on human reconciliation – leading to incomplete, delayed, and inaccurate reporting and the inefficient use of high-value human resources. Moreover, manual calculations inherently lack cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and business continuity processes and skills. How, then, can family offices remain up-to-date in the tools, software, and security to manage UHNW assets? When family offices look to the future, tools that revolve around Natural Language Generation (NLG), automated BOT processes, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) inevitably become part of the conversation on how to get there. Part of a family office’s challenge is to remain relevant not only in terms of the need for ultra high net worth wealth management, but also in terms of its ability to deliver such services. Use of antiquated data tools and limited flexibility puts a family office that is not focused on the future in the past. Will family offices have to try and make use of such tools developed for larger markets, like investment management, hedge funds and private equity, and try and make them fit their fact pattern? This is a well-known problem. Which is not a surprise as most of the point applications that family offices are forced to use were created primarily for other markets. The major question to consider when thinking about the Family Office of the Future is what are the specific challenges family offices now face that could be remedied using technology?
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Moving Beyond the Old Adage of Perpetual Uniqueness
The theme of this paper is that best practice business processes and workflows for the family office are essential factors in maximizing efficiency, minimizing risk and positively impacting ongoing staff challenges. However, clinging to old ideas has hindered family offices’ adoption of modern capabilities. To succeed, any organization needs to develop, maintain, and adhere to well-defined business processes and workflows. Robust, established processes ensure efficiency and employee productivity, reduce risks, and improve outcomes. For family offices, which manage the complex financial and business affairs of ultra-high-net-worth families, best practice business processes are paramount yet under-utilized. A key cause of this is the belief that each office is unique, which often hinders family offices from adopting proven industry best practices and family office software. Despite the uniqueness of every family office, there are many areas to incorporate universal truths where industry-standard workflows and best practices can be leveraged. This modernized perspective resists the old adage, “if you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one family office.” It enables the office to move from the burdensome practice of customizing everything to harnessing the power of industry best practices to foster change in the organization. The office can thus go beyond siloed functions, like accounting, and instead transform itself to maximize efficiency, minimize risk, and make life better for staff across the entire enterprise—embarking on the journey to The Family Office of the Future.
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