High-net-worth individuals and families share many portfolio concerns with not-for-profit organizations, but differences between the two groups exist as well, according to a Monday, May 17 statement by Cambridge Associates, announcing the results of a recent client survey.
For the survey, Cambridge contacted more than 400 clients, including family offices and private clients (individuals and families). The median asset size of the private client/family office segment was $150 million, and the mean was $419 million. Of the private clients, 75% are based in the U.S., while the rest are in other jurisdictions.
Half the respondents in both the not-for-profit group and the private client/family office group said they were concerned about missing investment opportunities, and about 42% in each group said they worried about potential overexposure to specific risks, including leverage and currency fluctuations.
However, whereas 43% of not-for-profit respondents expressed concern about increased portfolio complexity, only 18% of affluent families did so. The time it takes to oversee portfolios was also a more pressing issue for the not-for-profits (35%) than for affluent families (23%).