Iraj Ispahani and Philip Marcovici are founding advisors of the Responsible Family Business & Wealth Ownership Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. Our programme focuses on next generation and business succession but importantly also on ownership and application of more passive wealth and holistic needs of families.

Our curriculum focuses on areas in which Cambridge University resources are fully employed to achieve outstanding leadership in family business and wealth ownership. Through research and the building of a global community, we believe we can address some of the most important issues facing our societies today and in the years to come. We aim to improve not only the well-being and financial and business interests of the families involved, but of the societies and communities we all live and operate within.

The theme of our inaugural 2018 programme was risk management, and our programme explored this from all angles relevant to families and family businesses. The Single Family Office programme, due to be offered at Cambridge Judge on April 2nd and 3rd 2020, has been postponed till later this year due to COVID-19. This distinctive two-day programme focuses specifically on Circularity and the needs of the single family office. Participants may be professionals or family members working in these private offices. This is an opportunity to establish a framework to develop and manage the family office of the future.