Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats: Avoiding Traps, Preparing for the Future

  • Boris CanessaEmail author
  • Jens Escher
  • Alexander Koeberle-Schmid
  • Peter Preller
  • Christoph Weber
  • Steven Sidore


This chapter uses the voices of the book’s many interview partners to highlight potential traps and future opportunities for family offices. Differing opinions on cohesiveness and trust within the family office are discussed first, with some interviewers encouraging families to keep things simple and others pushing to think in terms of generations. Digitization and impact investing as future focuses for family offices are also explored, with some interview partners seeing each of these as major growth areas and others evaluating their importance as only marginal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Canessa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jens Escher
    • 2
  • Alexander Koeberle-Schmid
    • 3
  • Peter Preller
    • 4
  • Christoph Weber
    • 5
  • Steven Sidore
    • 6
  1. 1.DüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.DuisburgGermany
  3. 3.KölnGermany
  4. 4.Bad HomburgGermany
  5. 5.EssenGermany
  6. 6.KönigswinterGermany

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