Sixty percent of family offices in the U.S. and Europe expect significantly improved financial markets in 12 months and another 27% expect some improvement, according to a survey released Wednesday by familyofficehub.io, a global family office portal.
Only 20% of family office executives in the survey expected a slightly worse situation in six months, and 13% thought that the situation in the markets would be the same as today in 12 months.
The online survey was conducted between March 16 and March 19 among 15 selected family offices from the U.S. and Europe. Fifty-three percent of the participants were executives from major multifamily offices, and 47% were single family office executives.
The portfolios of participating family offices outperformed most stock markets, according to the survey results. Fifty-seven percent experienced losses of 0% to 10% from Feb. 25 to March 16, while 14% registered gains in the 0% to 10% range.
Only one family oﬃce in the survey had to cope with losses between 20% and 30%.
Overall, 67% of the participants said they expected the heaviest losses in financial markets, followed by 13% who expected the heaviest losses in venture capital.