Family Offices: What They Get Right About Security, and What Companies Can Learn from Them


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Family offices are privately held companies that often handle wealth management and investments for heads of companies, executives, and high-profile individuals—many of whom are quite wealthy.

But these organizations often have broader responsibilities. Over the years, they’ve become among the best when it comes to protective intelligence and personal protection for high-net-worth individuals and their extended family members.

It’s not the nearly unlimited resources of their principals that make family offices so good at personal protection and security. In fact, many carry out their protection, safety, and security responsibilities with very little fanfare or special equipment. Instead, it’s the speed of decision-making, the unrelenting focus, and the quiet discretion with which they carry out their duties that merits recognition.

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