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The Northwood Perspective

Looking back to the Fall 2014 issue of The Northwood Perspective, a newsletter geared toward the interests of our clients, friends and colleagues.

Articles in this issue:

Chairman’s Message: Observations on Asia 2014

“It is better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books.” There is certainly some truth in this old Chinese proverb, especially when it comes to understanding China…

How a Family Should Approach Investment Risk

Most wealthy families have likely been through the standard risk assessment process that takes place at the beginning of a new advisor relationship. They are asked to answer a series of boiler plate questions to gauge the level of portfolio volatility that they can stand emotionally, which is often characterized as risk tolerance…

Conversations on the Transition of Wealth

We often use the contrasting stories of two wealthy families from the 1800s, the Vanderbilts and the Rothschilds, to describe the value of preparing the next generation to receive wealth…

The Power of Dividend-Paying Stocks

In one of the many compelling guest essays originally featured in Tom McCullough’s new book (click here to learn more or purchase), James Garland draws on a comparison between “Chicken Farmers” and “Egg Farmers” as a helpful metaphor to characterize two main groups of investors…

Read the Fall 2014 Issue

Tom McCullough

Tom McCullough is Chairman and CEO of Northwood Family Office, which looks after the investments and integrated financial affairs of wealthy families with $10 million or more. He teaches ‘The Management of Private Wealth’ in the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and is also co-author of the books, Family Wealth Management and Wealth of Wisdom: The Top 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask.

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