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The Northwood Perspective

Looking back to the Spring 2016 issue of The Northwood Perspective, a newsletter geared toward the interests of our clients, friends and colleagues.

Articles in this issue:

Chairman’s Message: Rich Experiences

Many years ago, one of my children asked me at the dinner table “Are we rich?”. It led to a very interesting discussion about what it means to be rich. Most people focus on the financial aspect of wealth, but of course it is much more than that…

Control What You Can Control and Conservatively Estimate the Rest

Interestingly enough, the investment industry spends most of its time focused on forecasting economic factors, despite substantial evidence that it is almost impossible to do so accurately or consistently…

Federal Budget Highlights

On March 22nd 2016 Justin Trudeau’s Liberals released their first federal budget since being elected into office last fall. The budget, titled Growing the Middle Class, aims to stimulate the economy, create new jobs, and strengthen the middle class…

The Family Balance Sheet – An Asset Allocation Tool

Most corporations and institutions use a balance sheet to assess their current financial position and test the likelihood of the achievement of their future objectives. A family can benefit from using the same analytical and assessment tools, adapted to the family context, as part of a robust and effective wealth plan…

Read the Spring 2016 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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