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Institute for Family Success

How Do We Compare?
It’s universal: everyone wants to know how they measure up, and ultra-high net worth families are no different. The Family Success Factors Assessment gives families a way of answering that question.

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Legacy Preservation: The Stories and Values Behind the Wealth
Along with preserving wealth, families can now preserve and bequeath their legacy — the stories and values that explain their success.

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Welcoming New Family Members isn’t Enough—On-Boarding Outsiders
If you don’t think that on-boarding new family members matters, you may want to ask Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for a second opinion or read the rest of this article.

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What Is a Family Vision & Why Do You Need One?
Learn why most successful families develop a shared vision for their future together, how they go about it, and what impact it has on their well-being.

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The Family Retreat: Regeneration, Resilience and Reflection
Gather as a family to purposefully discuss your goals related to wealth, assess and develop 7 Family Success Factors and enhance family ties.

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Preparing Young Inheritors: Five Strategies to Success

It takes a village to raise a child — and nurture a young inheritor. We explore the 6 facets of what a prepared inheritor looks like and 5 steps for getting them there.

Investing & Preserving Assets

From Smartphones to Laptops – The Expanding Role of the Lithium Battery

Lithium batteries are already the choice energy source for many products, and consumption is expected to grow considerably over the coming decade.

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Finding Investment Opportunities in Financial Technology

Advances in FinTech are poised to lead future generations of growth across capital markets, the financial services value chain, and developing economies.

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Social Media: Key Driver of Future Revenue Growth

Social media has the potential to act as a disruptive force across many industries, driving innovation, boost cost savings, and target consumers.

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Align Your Investments with Rising Trends

We developed a process to capture opportunities with new products or technologies with the potential to disrupt existing markets.

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Internet of Things: What is it and What is the Potential?

This emerging technology is in the early stages of development, and the number of potential applications could be tremendous.

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Genomics: Opportunities in Precision Medicine

Genomics is a branch of biology focused on the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, the complete set of DNA in the single cell of an organism.

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Investing in Tomorrow’s Themes Today

Learn about the technological advancements, trends, or shifting consumer preferences powerful enough to affect market performance across multiple industries.

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The Business Impact of Converging Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

There is the opportunity for virtually all industries to incorporate new AI/robotic technologies into their processes.

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Water Resources & Infrastructure

Water scarcity is a critical issue, and government leaders are faced with the challenge of providing an adequate water supply.

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Preparing the Next Generation

Transferring Family Wealth

Deciding the Future of the Family Vacation Home

What will happen to your family's vacation home in the future?

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Risk Management

Prenuptial Agreements: Key Considerations About Prenups

A prenuptial agreement can help keep family wealth in the family. Read about what a prenup is, when it is needed and key considerations when entering one.

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Transferring Family Wealth

Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Explained

The annual exclusion amount permits donors to give without facing a gift tax. What should you consider in regards to annual exclusion gifting?

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Business Continuity & Succession

Markets & Economy

Business Tax Provisions of the CARES Act

A summary of some CARES Act tax relief provisions designed to help business owners.

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Business Continuity & Succession Planning

Planning For Business Owners: Section 199A and Final Regulations

The most effective business plan is one that understands the owner’s personal financial situation and strategic plans for the business.

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Defining a Family Legacy

Living Well

Family Success: Resilience & Well-Being in the Midst of Change

Building children’s resilience requires lifelong learning. Join the Hawthorn Institute for Family Success for a lively conversation about how to define, achieve and sustain family success in the midst of change.

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Living Well

Meaningful Moments in Financial Parenting

Building children’s resilience requires lifelong learning. View this discussion on the opportunities — and challenges — of financial parenting in complex times.

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Engaging in Philanthropy

Strategic Philanthrophy

Private Family Foundations Annual Governance Checklist

The fun and rewarding activities of a family foundation center around determining the causes and organizations the foundation will support. This is why the foundation exists—to make an impact and difference for chosen causes and organizations.

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Strategic Philanthrophy

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF): Tax-Advantaged, Flexible Charitable Giving

If you’re looking for a philanthropic vehicle that offers tax benefits and is simple to maintain, a donor-advised fund might be right for you.

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Strategic Philanthrophy

Fostering Your Family's Legacy: What to Know about Private Foundations

If you want to play an active role in shaping the charitable impact of your wealth, a private foundation provides maximum control over investments and grant-making.

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Transferring Wealth

Transferring Family Wealth

Strategies to Help Your Heirs Enjoy More of Their Inheritance: Basis Planning

Basis planning may help lower capital gains taxes on assets you leave to your heirs—ultimately making it possible for them to enjoy more of their inheritance.

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Markets & Economy

Alert: After the Election and the Georgia Runoffs

What we know and what we don’t know for estate planning.

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Economic Forecasts & Research

Analyses and Forecasts of
Economic and Financial Trends

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