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 will be offered at Cambridge Judge on April 2nd and 3rd 2020. This distinctive two-day programme focuses specifically on the needs of the single family office, and is aimed at its Directors and Senior Managers. 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. Participants will discuss issues facing single family offices with peers, faculty members and industry experts.

The Responsible Family Business and Wealth Ownership programme will be offered at Cambridge Judge from June 1st to 5th 2020 . The theme for 2020 will be the Circular Economy. This programme is aimed at family members, affording a safe environment for sharing and learning from peers. Circularity in business models is gaining interest globally as economic research demonstrates the ability of circular approaches adding value and jobs. In the context of family businesses and wealth, the purpose of keeping the family together is also increasingly of importance. Without circular approaches whatever resources are involved in the production process are eventually exhausted.