UBS Family Office Solutions

The art of creating a legacy for generations

Whether you are looking to develop a succession plan for your business or to design a family office, our multidisciplined team of professionals can help you think through important decisions and tailor strategies to your particular needs.

Announcing the UBS Family Office Quarterly

Our quarterly publication presents topics to help executives excel and to advance the family office industry. 

Who we work with

Ultra high net worth families and family offices

  • Wealth preservation strategies
  • Succession planning strategies
  • Family governance and rising generation education
  • Family office structuring and design
  • Legacy planning
  • Philanthropy

Founders and entrepreneurs

  • Pre- and post-sale liquidity strategies
  • Financing opportunities
  • Business succession planning
  • Business community networking
  • Investment Banking advice
  • Estate and tax planning considerations

Corporate, hedge fund and private equity executives

  • Equity awards management
  • Liquidity management
  • Risk management
  • Life transitions
  • Tailored lending
Clients of significant wealth require tailored and bespoke solutions – we aim to provide the breadth and depth of our subject matter expertise.
Judy Spalthoff
Head of UBS Family Office Solutions

Comprehensive services

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slider-next-arrow-forward-red Bill pay, technology and administration

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slider-next-arrow-forward-red Direct investments

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Alternative investments

slider-next-arrow-forward-red UHNW Lending Origination

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Cyber security

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Consolidated reporting

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Bill pay, technology and administration

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Lifestyle concierge and commercial real estate

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slider-next-arrow-forward-red Direct investments

slider-next-arrow-forward-red Alternative investments

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slider-next-arrow-forward-red Cyber security

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A select group of additional professional services for the many dimensions of your life.

Assist with new and existing family offices, including setup, design, compensation, governance, administration
and staffing needs.

Access to recruiting firms with deep expertise in the family office space.

Help with design and implementation of compensation and incentive plans.

Services to assist with hiring and training for roles such as estate manager, home chef, nanny, driver and more.

Aid with all lifestyle needs and passions, from white glove concierge services to luxury travel, healthcare concierge, access to exclusive events and more.

Services for multiple aspects of building, managing and planning for fine art and other collections.

Expertise for commercial real estate across all asset classes, including retail, office, industrial and multifamily.

Guide families in thoughtful discussions about the family business, succession planning, family wealth and legacy planning.

Help individuals, families and foundations achieve significant impact by developing a philanthropic strategy; assisting with nonprofit due diligence and selection; providing good governance practices; establishing nonprofit performance metrics; and conducting impact assessments.

Holistic approach to portfolio expense management, tax preparation and system integrations; assistance with record keeping, cash flow planning, tax planning coordination and managing sensitive documents.

Advice and services for physical protection, cyber security, reputation and risk management.

Global services

Learn about our institutional family office services

Client stories

Client stories

Turning a business into a family legacy

“The FOS team held a series of family meetings to facilitate greater understanding around shared values.”

Situation: The owners of a large manufacturing company wanted to prepare their three children to step into leadership roles. However, not all of their children were aligned.

Solution: To support the family in creating a succession plan with different levels of involvement, we held a series of family meetings and helped the owners develop a plan that:

  • Established clear governance rules that defined roles and qualifications to work in the business, including compensation levels
  • Created ways to nurture and reward employees with long-standing service 
  • Developed a succession plan that would allow:
     - The second oldest son who was most interested to take on greater leadership.
     - The oldest daughter who was interested in climate change to help identify and implement ways to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
     - The youngest son who wanted to pursue other interests to hold equity and participate in annual family meetings.

We are continuing ongoing dialog with the family as we address other aspects of succession planning.

Download “An overview on family business transition”

Managing proceeds from a business sale

“The FOS team brought together teams from across the firm to develop choices.”

Situation: The owner of a successful real estate business planned to take his company public for $1.5 billion with expected personal proceeds of several hundred million dollars. He was looking for a loan collateralized by shares of his company, as he did not want to sell shares in advance of the sale.

Solution: We brought together various teams from across the firm to think through the best solution for the financially savvy business owner. Together, we were able to:

  • Determine a loan strategy against the owner’s stock
  • Discuss putting a prepaid variable forward strategy in place after the company has gone public, which could potentially maximize the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio
  • Develop two sample portfolios that would maximize liquidity while still providing a return above the cost of the loan funds 

The business owner appreciated the problem-solving and choices presented. With a desire to start an art collection, he plans to attend Art Basel where he will have a chance to meet other art collectors.

Identifying unseen risk

“The FOS team designed an asset allocation that would target long-term growth and create greater diversification over time”

Situation: A top executive at a technology firm with little time was looking for help managing her investment portfolio

Solution: Our in-depth analysis of her holdings revealed that her current portfolio of $200 million was at risk. Like many business leaders, she had invested mainly in what she knew best: technology. We designed an asset allocation that would allow for greater diversification over time without selling existing investments and potentially triggering capital gains taxes. She and her family were interested in preserving the world’s oceans since they are avid scuba divers. Together, we set up a donor-advised fund (DAF) that would:

  • Allow the family to engage together around this shared philanthropic interest
  • Remove assets from the executive’s taxable estate, as would several trusts for her children where assets could grow tax free until inherited

Now a client, the executive has opportunities to meet peers through our Industry Leader Network.

Download “Personal planning for start up founders”

Insights

US Regional leadership

Meet our Private Wealth Management Regional leaders across the US. 

East coast

Christopher DiMuria

Manhattan Market

Jim Ducey

Greater Boston Market

Julie Fox

Philadelphia / D.C. Market

Brad Smithy

Florida Market

Lane Strumlauf

Southeast Market

West coast

Lauren Gorsche

Los Angeles Market

Todd Locicero

San Francisco Market

Midwest

Michael Gatewood

Chicago Market

Mitch Markley

Colorado Market

Tommy Stacy

Texas Market

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