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June 1, 2020

IQ-EQ launches family office services

By Patrick Brusnahan

Investor services group IQ-EQ has decided to launch a dedicated family offices services arm.

The offering is intended to support the cross-border requirements placed on family offices by UHNW families when protecting and growing capital.

IQ-EQ stated that it “recognised the need” for a dedicated family office offering. Furthermore, it said services such as ESG and KRI reporting, deal flow, regulatory and tax compliance, philanthropy, alternative and luxury asset services were needed more now as the family office space has evolved.

The family office services arm is bringing together a range of services from other parts of the business, including funds & institutional due to popular request for co-investment vehicles.

In addition, the offering contains specialised niche support teams, access to the group’s bespoke investor solutions multi-asset class reporting platform powered by IQ-EQ Cosmos. It also brings a presence in 23 countries and experience across a wide berth of asset classes.

Steve Sokić, IQ-EQ’s group head of private wealth and chair of its family office services committee, said: “Since our strategic rebrand to IQ-EQ last year, our guiding vision has been to continuously develop a deeper understanding of the individual needs of our clients in key market niches. This is how we stay competitive and bring value.

“We’ve added a number of key capabilities over the last few years and now by bringing together a dedicated cross-segment offering, which is relevant for and demanded by our many family office clients worldwide, we’re able to service their unique and evolving requirements better than ever.

“With the next decade set to be full of challenges and opportunities as trillions of dollars are passed down to the next generation, we want to make sure we’re as focused and flexible as possible to be trusted partners to our family office clients, and the families they represent, throughout their evolution and across generations.”

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