Most-Read FWR Articles In September

Editorial Staff, October 3, 2019


Here are the articles that caught readers' eyes the most during September.

September was a busy month for news, due to geopolitical developments as well as changes in the wealth management sector. The editors have crunched the numbers to explore the articles that prompted the most response from readers. We hope you find this a useful reminder of the scale and breadth of Family Wealth Report’s coverage. 

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One much-read article was about We Need To Talk About Inheritance - But Too Many Don't. Authors of a recent report discuss what deters families from discussing wealth with their offspring and what can and should be done to help the process.

Editor Tom Burroughes and this publication’s chief executive Stephen Harris, in a regular WEALTH TALK discussion on video, talk about Geopolitics And Rule Of Law. 

One of the top figures at RBC Wealth Management, Frédérique Carrier, examines the political scenarios and maps how the Brexit timetable has and will continue to weigh on sterling and UK economic fortunes. He asks what does the risk of a no-deal Brexit mean for investors.

An academic and entrepreneur, Rainer Zitelmann, considers the psychological drivers of the super-rich, and concludes that the answers aren’t quite the same as some might assume.

Another author looked at the “thin line between advisor and therapist”, addressing the dividing line between advising a client and offering what amounts to therapy. This is the kind of subject that is often misleadingly described as “soft” but is anything but.

Another article takes up into the skies, looking at how ultra-high net worth individuals use private aviation and how they can also invest in its financing.

This publication also provoked reader interest by considering the reputational issues stemming from the opioid disaster in the US and the saga of the Sackler family. 

Merger and acquisition activity continues to be brisk, as seen in the case of CIBC Private Wealth’s purchase of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, part of the 110-year-old Lowenhaupt & Chasnoff business. 

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