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Turn your family's wealth into everything it can be.

We understand that you’ve spent years building wealth for you and your family. We also know that you want a partner that will help you turn that wealth into everything it can be.

To help our clients and potential clients think strategically about their Family Enterprises, we have created our Phenomenal Families series – an assembly of thought leadership content to help you preserve and grow your family’s wealth. Authored by local and global family office experts we address the key issues and trends affecting family offices, today and in the future.

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Week one videos
4 videos

Choose Standard Bank as your family wealth partner

Partner with Standard Bank to make your family enterprise a success and grow your family's wealth. Hear what Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group, outlines how we work to understand what is important to you and build solutions unique to you. Then, Lisa Forster, Head of the Family Office at Standard Bank, introduces our Phenomenal Family series.

The purpose of the company

Michael Katz from ENSafrica considers whether it’s “a time for takeovers”. He unpacks how Covid-19 may spark a takeover surge - opportunities for mergers and acquisitions or direct private investments - due to depressed share prices and interest rates at multiyear lows. Michael also highlights the peculiar legal implications for deals done during the Covid-19 pandemic. This broadcast is part of Standard Bank’s first Family Office series.

Responsibility in a reshaped world

Ispahani Advisory Expert Kedge Martin discusses how the next generation can prepare for responsibility in a world that has been reshaped forever. This broadcast is part of Standard Bank’s first Family Office series.

Unpacking wealth tax

Melissa Duffy, Director of Global Mobility Services and Employment Tax Advisor at KPMG, helps us unpack and examine “wealth tax” in terms of: contributions; managing your taxes as a whole; forms of wealth taxes; and more. This broadcast is part of Standard Bank’s first Family Office series.

Week two videos
3 videos

The Family Bank: Developing Entrepreneurs in the Family

Ed focuses on helping business owners enhance and protect value throughout the business cycle. As a 6th generation member of his own family business, Ed has an innate understanding of what drives a business, as well as a unique perspective on family enterprises.

Top Family Risks and Risk Management post COVID and Family Enterprise Mindset

Miguel López de Silanes Gómez from Family Office Exchange – or FOX for short is the International market leader and is responsible for delivering FOX services to current members. As part of his portfolio, Miguel actively works to expand the network in Europe and Latin America. Miguel will draw on these insights to deliver thought-provoking content on the subject of top family risks and risk management post the pandemic.

Professionalizing the Family office and Managing the expected wealth transfer between generations

Greg Limb and Ona Ike share their expertise on the subject of professionalizing the Family Office and Family enterprise. Greg Limb is the Global Head of Family Office and Private Clients, KPMG International and UK Head of Family Office & Private Clients, KPMG LLP (UK) KPMG International. He has been a Partner in the UK firm since 2008 and acts as the Global Lead for Family Office & Private Clients

4 videos

Direct Private Investment Opportunities, going into Private Markets

In our latest video series we once again welcome Miguel López de Silanes Gómez who is joining us from Family Office Exchange. As the International market leader, Miguel is responsible for delivering FOX services to current members and works to expand the network in Europe and Latin America. In this video Miguel speaks about Direct Private Investment opportunities.

Global Property Investments

: Amanda Smit, Managing Partner and Head of South, East and Central Africa at Henley & Partners’ Cape Town office provides a view of Global Property Investments. Amanda’s responsibilities include working extensively with ultra-high-net-worth-individuals seeking to invest in residency and citizenship programs

The concept of family and succession laws in the 21st century

In this video series, we have Zola Cossie from Standard Bank. An admitted attorney and notary, Zola has over the last 11 years worked both in private practice and corporate advising high net worth clients on various aspects of their estate planning.

Wealth Strategies for Intergenerational Success

We unpack the wealth strategies for intergenerational success with Johan van Zyl. Johan is the Chairman and Partner of Stonehage Fleming South Africa. As a member of the Group Executive Committee, Johan is an adviser to several ultra-high net worth South African families.

5 videos

Women’s Financial Empowerment: Taking A Holistic Approach

We welcome Caroline Underwood OBE, and Philip Marcovici, who are both Ispahani Advisory experts. As vice-chair of UNICEF UK, Caroline works with philanthropists, senior leaders and organisations with a common vision – to shift the needle on philanthropic giving and create meaningful giving opportunities between donors and those they support.

High Performing Governance for successful Family Enterprises

Miguel López de Silanes Gómez, from FOX (Family Office Exchange) provides key expertise on the matter of High Performing Governance for successful Family Enterprises. Miguel actively works to expand the network in Europe and Latin America. Miguel has most recently been the director of the family office of one of Europe’s leading real estate families, with specific responsibility for designing and implementing the family’s investment strategy.

Conflict and Leadership in the Family

Catharina is an international expert who specialises in Owner Strategy Consulting for business families. Together with her international PwC-team, Catharina consults to renowned, multi-generational family businesses in Europe and Africa. She is also a 15th generation member of the Prym Family; one of the oldest entrepreneurial dynasties in the world.

Investment Strategies in the Current Environment – “Where to from here?”

This video takes a form of a panel discussion with key experts from Melville Douglas. The discussion is facilitated by Thandi Ngwane, Head of Third-Party Investment Distribution, joined by Head of South African Equities, Paolo Senatore; Chief Investment Officer, Bernard Drotschie and Head of Equity Research, Mervin Naidoo. The panel take an in-depth look at investment strategies in the current environment and provide expert advice on what investors need to consider going into the future.

Hirsch Family Journey

In this video we welcome Margaret and Allan Hirsch, founders of Hirsch’s home stores. Synonymous with service and brand excellence, Hirsch’s has grown from a tiny showroom in Umhlanga into the powerhouse chain we know today. With seventeen branches and concept stores throughout South Africa, this mega-appliance and home furnishing brand is a force to be reckoned with… an amazing achievement for a business that started with just R900 in capital!

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