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2020 Top 10 Largest Multi-Family Offices in the World

Which is the largest multi-family office in the world? How much wealth are managed in the multi-family office? Who founded the multi-family office?  Which are the 10 largest multi-family offices in the world in 2020?

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Find out the 2020 top 10 largest multi-family offices in the world.

 

1. Bessemer Trust, United States

Bessermer Trust
  • Bessemer Trust
  • HQ: New York, United States
  • Founded: 1907
  • Founder: Family Office of Henry Phipps
  • AUM: $170 billion (2019)
  • Website: Bessemer Trust

Bessemer Trust is the largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $170 billion of assets and serving more than 2,500 clients.  Bessemer Trust is founded by Henry Phipps (1839 – 1922) in 1907, who is the founding partner and chief financial officer of Carnegie Steel.  Carnegie Steel is the largest American steel company in the 20th century, founded by American businessman Andrew Carnegie.

  • Chairman: Stuart S. Janney, III
  • CEO: Marc D. Stern
  • President: George Wilcox

Bessemer Trust is serving the 7th generation of the founding family of Henry Phipps.  As a private company, and not required to do so, the firm publishes an annual report to provide transparency and open communication to clients, shareholders and employees.  In 2019, the firm reported revenue of $679 million, $138 million in net profit and a 35% return on average equity for shareholders.

 

2. Stonehage Fleming, United Kingdom

Stonehage Fleming
  • Stonehage Fleming
  • HQ: Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom
  • Founded: 2015 (Stonehage 1976, Fleming 2000)
  • Founder: Stonehage and Fleming
  • AUM: $55 billion (2019)
  • Website: Stonehage Fleming

Stonehage Fleming is the 2nd largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $55 billion of assets.  Stonehage Fleming is formed in 2015 with the merger of Stonehage and Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P).

  • Managing Partner & Deputy Chairman: Guiseppe Ciucci
  • Group CEO: Chris Merry

Stonehage is founded in 1976 in London to provide family office, trust and company services for families from South Africa.  Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P) history dates back to 1873.  Scottish businessman Robert Fleming (1845 – 1933) had founded Robert Fleming & Co, a merchant bank and investment firm in 1873.  In 1923, he founded Southern Investment Trust as a family trust.

In 2000, Robert Fleming & Co was sold to Chase Manhattan, which merged with JP Morgan in 2000 (JP Morgan Chase) for more than $7 billion.  With the sale, the family of Robert Fleming created Fleming Family & Partners in 2020 to manage the family wealth.  In 2002, the firm started providing family office services to other families.  In 1970, Robert Fleming & Co had formed a joint venture Jardine Fleming, with one of the most successful business family in the world, Jardine Matheson.

 

3. Rockefeller Capital Management, United States

Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Rockefeller Capital Management
  • HQ: New York, United States
  • Founded: 2018 (1882)
  • Founder: Family Office of John D. Rockefeller, Rockefeller & Co. & Viking Global Investors
  • AUM: $43 billion (May 2020)
  • Website: Rockefeller Capital Management

Rockefeller Capital Management is the 3rd largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $43 billion of assets.  Rockefeller Capital Management is founded in 2018 by Rockefeller & Co. and hedge fund Viking Global Investors.

  • Group President & CEO: Gregory J. Fleming
  • Group CEO: Chris Merry

In 2018, Rockefeller Capital Management was formed by the injection of Rockefeller & Co, which was managing $18 billion of assets serving HNWs, UHNWs, foundations, endowments and corporations.  Rockefeller & Co was once the family office of American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller.

Rockefeller Capital Management is headed by President and CEO Gregory Fleming, who previously was President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and  President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch.  On founding in 2018, he set a goal of growing Assets under Management to $100 billion within 5 years (2023).

Rockefeller Capital Management is owned by a trust representing the broader Rockefeller family, the firm’s management and hedge fund Viking Global Investors.  The Board of Rockefeller Capital Management includes Gregory Fleming; Rockefeller family members David Rockefeller, Jr. and Peter M. O’Neill; Reuben Jeffery III of the former Rockefeller & Co.; and Brian Kaufmann of Viking. 

 

4. Glenmede, United States

Glenmede
  • Glenmede
  • HQ: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Founded: 1956
  • Founder: Family Office of Pew
  • AUM: $40 billion (2020)
  • Website: Glenmede

Glenmede is the 4th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $40 billion of assets and serving more than 2,000 clients.  Glenmede Trust Company is founded in 1956 by the Pew family as the Trustee and Administrator of The Pew Memorial Trust.  The Pew family is the founding family of Sun Oil,  founded by John Newton Pew (1848–1912).

  • Group President & CEO: Gordon B. Fowler Jr.

Glenmede Trust Company was founded by 4 children of Joseph Newton Pew and Mary Anderson Pew in 1956 to fund the Pew Memorial Trust, in honor of their parents’ extensive philanthropic legacy.  The trust was funded with Sun Oil Company stock, to make donations to support charitable organizations that shared the family’s values in the fields of education, medicine, religion and social welfare.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is United States’s top 10 largest foundation, with assets around $5 billion and annual grants of more than $200 million.  

 

5. Oxford Financial Group, United States

Oxford Finanical Group
  • Oxford Financial Group
  • HQ: Carmel, Indiana, United States
  • Founded: 1981
  • Founder: Jeffrey H. Thomasson
  • AUA: $26 billion* (2020)
  • Website: Oxford Financial Group

Oxford Financial Group is the 5th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $26 billion of assets and serving more than 7,00 clients.  Oxford Financial Group is founded in 1981 by Jeffrey H. Thomasson, the current CEO & Managing Director.  He founded the firm 1981 at the age of 21, upon receiving his MBA from the Indiana University Graduate Business School.

  • CEO & Managing Director: Jeffrey H. Thomasson

Oxford Financial Group is a fee-only financial advisor, do not receive any commissions & incentives or have any revenue-sharing arrangements with third parties.

* Assets under Advisory

 

6. Silvercrest Asset Management Group, United States

Silvercrest Asset Management
  • Silvercrest Asset Management Group
  • HQ: New York, United States
  • Founded: 2002
  • Founder: Employee-owned
  • AUM: $24 billion (Sept 2020)
  • Website: Silvercrest Asset Management

Silvercrest Asset Management Group is the 6th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $24 billion of assets.  Silvercrest Asset Management Group is founded in 2002 as an independent and employee-owned company.

  • Chairman & CEO: Richard R. Hough III

Silvercrest Asset Management Group was founded in 2002 led by George Moffett Cochran V (1950 – 2013) and Partners of New York-based firm Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, which was sold to Credit Suisse in 1999.

At founding in 2002, Private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners invested into Silvercrest.  In 2007, Rosemont Investment Partners sold its shares to Vulcan Capital, the family office and investment company of Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.  In 2013, Silvercrest Asset Management Group went public on NASDAQ.  In 2019, the firm reported revenue of $102 million and net income fo $15.4 million.

 

7. Pathstone Federal Street, United States

Pathstone Family Office
  • Pathstone Federal Street
  • HQ: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Founded: 2010, 1991 (Pathstone, Federal Street)
  • Founder: Employee-owned
  • AUM: $22 billion (Sept 2020)
  • Website: Pathstone Federal Street

Pathstone Federal Street is the 7th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $22 billion of assets. Pathstone Federal Street is founded in 2016 with the merger of Pathstone Family Office and Federal Street Advisors.

  • President: Matt Fleissig
  • Co-CEO: Steve Braverman
  • Co-CEO: Allan Zachariah

Pathstone Family Office was founded in 2010 by Steve Braverman, Matt Fleissig and Allan Zachariah as an independent, family and employee-owned firm. Federal Street Advisors was founded in 1991 by John LaPann.

 

8. BBR Partners, United States

BBR Partners
  • BBR Partners
  • HQ: New York, United States
  • Founded: 2000
  • Founder: Brett Barth, Evan Roth, Mike Anson, Todd Whitenack, Arthur Black
  • AUM: $18 billion (June 2020)
  • Website: BBR Partners

BBR Partners is the 8th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $18 billion of assets and serving more than 150 clients. BBR Partners is founded in 2000 by Brett Barth, Evan Roth, Mike Anson, Todd Whitenack and Arthur Black.

  • Co-CEO: Brett H. Barth
  • Co-CEO: Evan M. Roth

BBR Partners is majority owned by employee partners, and had grew 100% organically with no acquisitions.  BBR Partners is only focused on advising individuals and families.

 

9. Tiedemann Advisors, United States

Tiedemann Advisors
  • Tiedemann Advisors
  • HQ: New York, United States
  • Founded: 1999
  • Founder: Carl Tiedemann, Michael Tiedemann, Craig Smith
  • AUM: $17 billion (June 2020)
  • Website: Tiedemann Advisors

Tiedemann Advisors is the 9th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $17 billion of assets, $22 billion Assets under Advisory and serving more than 400 clients.  Tiedemann Advisors is founded in 1999 as the Tiedemann Trust Company by the late Carl Tiedemann, his son Michael Tiedemann, and Craig Smith.

  • President: Craig Smith
  • CEO: Michael Tiedemann

In 2016, Tiedemann Advisors and Presidio Capital Advisors merged under the Tiedemann Advisors brand.  In 2017, Tiedemann Advisors acquired Threshold Group, a family office and wealth advisory firm.

 

10. Veritable, United States

Veritable
  • Veritable
  • HQ: Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Founded: 1986
  • Founder: Michael A. Stolper
  • AUM: $16 billion (June 2020)
  • Website: Veritable

Veritable is the 10th largest multi-family office in the world, managing more than $16 billion of assets and serving more than 220 clients.  Veritable is founded in 1986 by Michael A. Stolpher as Stolper & Co., and investment advisory firm.

  • Founding Partner & CEO: Michael A. Stolper

Veritable is an independent investment advisor, and operates as a multi-family office.  In the founding year 1986, the firm managed $60 million of assets and advising 12 families.

 

This is the 2020 top 10 largest multi-family offices in the world.  This list excludes multi-family offices that are operated within banking groups or subsidiary of banking groups.

 

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