FOX Enterprise Family Seminar - September 28, 2021 - Zürich, Switzerland - Postponed


Monday, Sep 27, 2021 - 07:30pm
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 - 04:45am

The FOX European Enterprise Seminar: Building a Resilient Enterprise Family offers a thoughtful approach to organizing the complex dimensions of your enterprise family, once you have grown bigger than an operating business. We bring you tools, templates, strategies and case studies for building your master plan for a unified family. 

What to Expect

  • Strategies for alignment and building a clear vision for the future of the enterprise
  • A roadmap for integrating goals across the family, the businesses, the foundation and the family office
  • Tools to organize enterprise goals and allocate family capital
  • Advice on the best governance structure to support the enterprise goals defined
  • An understanding of leadership talents and transition strategies
  • Methods to engage family members in supporting the enterprise plan
  • Leading trends and challenges affecting global enterprise families, and how they are tackling them to build resilience.
  • Family office services and investment trends that families are using to ensure financial security and growth of their portfolios.

Who Should Attend

Ideal for family members, family office executives, and family board members who are seeking to establish a long-term vision for the Enterprise Family in the context of the current social, family, and economic challenges.


Philos & Partners
Claridenstrasse, 25, 8002
Zürich, Switzerland


• 2000 € per attendee
• 20% discount for two or more participants from the same family enterprise.

Please Note: This workshop has been postponed.

Questions? Please contact Pablo Ramírez at or 312.327.1202.

In-Person Event

    This seminar will help you and your family design a long-term plan for your Enterprise Family. You will gain an understanding of the tools needed to implement a vision and a plan for your family’s future together.

    REFUND POLICY: For event registrations, refunds of payments will be offered if the cancellation is made in writing to Family Office Exchange at five (5) or more business days prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding administrative policies please contact FOX office at: 312.327.1200.

    Monday, September 27

    All times listed are in Central European Time (CET)
    19:30 pmWelcome Dinner

    Tuesday, September 28

    8:30 amContinental Breakfast
    9:00 amIntroduction of Attendees
    9:30 am

    Enterprise Family Themes and Challenges

    Miguel López de Silanes, International Market Head, FOX

    Overview of the leading trends and challenges affecting Enterprise Families globally, with a focus in Europe, and how these families are tackling these challenges in order to build resilience.

    Content to be covered: Key trends and challenges around crisis and opportunity management, investments, governance, next generation engagement and education, succession, technology, global tax and transparency, and philanthropy and impact, and how are families tackling these challenges to build resilience.

    10:15 am

    Enterprise Planning Building Blocks

    Sara Hamilton, Founder and CEO, FOX

    The module will focus on FOX´s unique framework for setting the strategic direction for an enterprise family. Key elements of the f ramework will be described with examples to highlight the best practices our members are using to ensure family alignment and resilience.

    Content to be covered: Highlight of the key building blocks of the FOX framework, including values vision, purpose and impact, family alignment and engagement, family learning and leadership development, family governance and leadership selection, goals and strategic allocation of capital across the enterprise, and metrics to measure performance.

    11:45 am

    Enterprise Family Case Studies and Peer Discussion

    Miguel López de Silanes, International Market Head, FOX

    The module will cover several case studies to bring the Family Enterprise concepts to life.

    Content to be covered: Four case studies detailing how different enterprise families from around the world have implemented the Enterprise Family framework.

    13:00 pmLunch
    14:00 pm

    Investment Trends and Case Studies

    Francesco D’Amico, Founder & CEO, Philos & Partners

    Description of the family office services and investment trends that families are using to ensure financial security and growth of their portfolios.

    Content to be covered: Family office services and investment trends, with a focus on 4-5 short case studies explaining how families are organizing in this respect.

    15:30 pmAfternoon Break
    15:45 pm

    Current Challenges for Participants and Peer Discussion

    Participants will have an opportunity to share their current challenges and key questions that are on their minds as they look forward to the next decade, and get feedback from other Enterprise Family members and experienced FOX Staff.

    16:45 pmProgram Wrap Up




    Sara Hamilton
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FOX

    Sara Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of Family Office Exchange (FOX), a thought leader for 30 years regarding the business of managing the family enterprise and the family’s wealth across generations.

    A recognized visionary in the private wealth community, Sara provides strategic direction for FOX and leads the development of programs and services supporting wealthy individuals, family office executives, and wealth advisory firms globally. For three years running,
    she was named as one of the “Top 50 Women in Wealth Management” by Wealth Manager.

    Sara is the co-author of Family Legacy and Leadership: Preserving True Family Wealth in Challenging Times and serves on the executive education faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the “Private Wealth Management” course offered twice a year in Chicago.

    Miguel López de Silanes Gómez
    Managing Director for International Members, FOX

    Miguel López de Silanes Gómez is the Managing Director for International Members at Family Office Exchange (FOX). Miguel López de Silanes Gómez is responsible for delivering FOX services to current members, and actively works to expand the network globally. In addition, Miguel is also involved in FOX´s efforts around Risk and Opportunity Management and Crisis Management for Enterprise Families and Family Offices, being this one of his areas of focus.

    Previous to FOX, Miguel was director of the Family Office for one of Europe’s leading real estate families, with specific responsibility for designing and implementing the family’s investment strategy and for providing owner education to the younger family members. He also worked at UBS Wealth Management and UBS Investment Banking in New York, Chile, and other locations in Latin America. He began his career at Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant in London and Madrid. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.

    Francesco D’Amico 
    Founder & CEO, Philos & Partners

    Mr. D’Amico is advising and taking care of the interests of a number of international families. In 2019 Mr D’Amico has founded Philos & Partners in order to assist his clients in family governance, investment management, and family offices services. Until 2019, Mr. D’Amico has been deputy CEO, member of the Executive Committee, and responsible for all client matters and the development of Quilvest Switzerland (QVS), a family owned international multi-family office.

    Mr. D’Amico sits on various boards of family offices and foundations, primarily advising on family governance and family office matters. Prior to joining QVS, Mr. D’Amico was the CEO of Unicredit Private Wealth Advisory, the multi-family office of Unicredit Group. He also headed the Private Banking Marketing Unit of Unicredit-HVB Group (UCI).

    Mr. D’Amico joined UCI after 10 years of experience in the Wealth Management industry in Switzerland, as a management consultant and as a banker.