Northwood Family Office is an independent, privately-owned family office which provides comprehensive Net Worth Management™ to successful families. We act as the personal CFO (Chief Financial Officer) for our clients, coordinating and managing the complexities of the family businesses, investments and broader family affairs.
The challenges that come with significant wealth should not be underestimated. Many families with complex family structures own a diversity of investments, business and real estate interests and need the independence, objectivity and counsel that a family office firm can provide. Northwood serves as the single point of contact who clients can call on any issue related to their affairs.
Northwood’s mission is to bring direction, perspective and confidence to the everyday management of our clients’ net worth. We help our clients to define a clear sense of the direction they want to take, and to develop a broader and longer-term perspective. We work closely with our clients’ existing professional advisors to ensure that everything is coordinated and integrated.
We also carefully select external specialists from all relevant financial disciplines, including discretionary managers (through our registered Portfolio Manager affiliate Northwood Private Counsel Inc.), to round out the inter-disciplinary service team we manage for each family. We work hard to control costs and timelines and to ensure successful outcomes.
We are hands-on managers with a ‘get things done’ orientation. With strong emphasis on building a long-lasting relationship with each of our client families, we believe regular, ongoing communication is essential. And throughout the entire process, Northwood maintains absolute confidentiality with respect to our clients and their private information.
Typical Northwood clients have family net worth in the $10-$500 million range.
Founded in 2003, by Chairman and CEO Tom McCullough and President Scott Hayman, Northwood has quickly become one of the leaders in its field and has been selected as ‘the #1 independent family office in Canada’ in Euromoney’s Global Private Banking survey.