Get an independent perspective for your family wealth management

Leading the Family Office (LFO) provides a private and confidential environment to address the unique challenges of steering a Single Family Office. It is the only existing program developed by an academic and independent organization dedicated to this purpose.

You will benefit from the wealth of experience and research of the IMD Global Family Business Center, which has worked closely with the world’s leading family businesses for more than 29 years. It is comprised of small select groups and offers full confidentiality.

What is a Single Family Office (SFO)?

A SFO structures and manages the collective assets and business affairs of one family’s wealth. The long-term goal of a family office is to preserve the wealth of the family and to provide for the family’s upkeep, well-being, and long-term financial planning.

Program framework

The program is built around a strong conceptual and comprehensive framework, illustrated by several new case studies from the IMD Global Family Business Center which offer insights into recent, as well as old and well-established, innovating and pioneering family offices.

How you learn

You will learn through practical and cutting-edge material using real-life case studies, best practices from successful Single Family Offices, active class discussions, small group workshops, family team debriefing sessions and networking activities with your peers.


Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.

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