Statistically, family companies perform better than companies whose stock ownership is open. In Switzerland, 80% of companies are family-owned. Members of such companies are highly committed and have long-term vision. However, it is rare for companies to survive beyond the third generation. As the old Lancashire saying goes, “from clogs to clogs in three generations”.
All companies and all families are unique, each with their own history. They do however have one thing in common: they are well organised.
At Onyx & Cie SA, we have all the expertise and experience to help you not only develop and maintain family control of your company, but also to keep relationships between family members harmonious.
Our family office’s family governance services cover:
Philanthropy is a fast-growing sector with enormous potential. Often, successful business people want to find a sense of purpose for their wealth and give some of their assets back to society, to “build a better world”.
Philanthropy not only brings family members closer together, it is also a source of new projects for future generations.
At Onyx & Cie SA, we help our clients define their aspirations and choose the most appropriate way of achieving them.
This may involve forming charitable trusts or foundations or organising events to collect funds.
Once the structure has been defined, Onyx & Cie SA assists clients as they work to make their projects reality and monitors changes in relevant legislation.
For clients with large-scale international projects, the family office calls on its close network of external experts to provide insightful guidance.