Global Family Council Meeting


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 2:00pm to Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:00pm

Dr. David Young, chairman of Oxford Analytica and former Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will discuss what looms over the horizon in world affairs and the implications for the preservation and growth of wealth. A subsequent session will tie ‘secular’ global trends to the development of a long-term view of the family’s wealth strategy. Additionally, Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs will offer his thoughts on "A Global Multi-Generational Investment Strategy Perspective," in particular how families execute on a long-term investment strategy in a more volatile world. We will examine current thinking on strategic asset allocation shifts, in addition to hearing a presentation of research into best practices of successful global multi-generational family enterprises, and finally discuss a case study of a family progress report in support of developing future family leaders.

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  • Speakers

David R. Young, Founder and Chairman of Oxford Analytica

David began his career with the New York law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in 1965. From 1969 - 1971 he was Administrative Assistant and then from 1971-1973, Special Assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger in the White House and a member of the National Security Council Staff. He has been a Lecturer in Politics at The Queens College since 1974 and in 1981 he completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations. He is a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony's College, a Dominus Fellow of St. Catherine's College and Senior Common Room Member of University College. Since 1980 he has been an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is qualified at the New York Bar and as a Barrister at the English Bar. He founded Oxford Analytica in 1975.

Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

As chairman, he is involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM’s business around the world. Prior to assuming this role in September 2010, Jim was head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research. He serves on the European Management Committee and the Senior Diversity Council. Jim joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 as a partner, co-head of Global Economics Research and chief currency economist. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was head of research, globally, for Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) from 1991 to 1995. He joined SBC in 1988. Prior to that, he was with Bank of America and International Treasury Management, a division of Marine Midland Bank.