Roundtables & Online Events

Managing the Rising Tide of Political Risks: Lessons for Enterprising Families, 20 January 2021
Business Families Institute at Singapore Management University

Ispahani Advisory and the Offices of Philip Marcovici partnered with the Business Families Institute and discussed various topics concerning enterprising families in these uncertain times.

Iraj Ispahani and Philip Marcovici navigated the intricacies of wealth management, security of investments and ownership structures, which are considerations exacerbated by the unpredictability of political risk.

The webinar series was moderated by interim Academic Director, Prof. Kenneth Goh, Ph.D., Business Families Institute, Singapore Management University.

Whittle Laboratories, Cambridge University, 6 January 2021

Guest speakers:
Professor Robert Miller, FRAeS, Professor of Aerothermal Technology, Director of the Whittle Laboratory
Professor Richard W Prager, Head of Department of Engineering, School of Technology

Zero carbon flight is one of the greatest sustainability challenges. To discuss ways in which to address this Ispahani Advisory hosted an online roundtable discussion led by Dr Richard Prager and Dr Rob Miller of Cambridge University. Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Whittle Laboratory at the University of Cambridge is the world’s most academically successful jet engine laboratory and could hold the key to the rapid transition to zero carbon flight. The New Whittle Laboratory in Cambridge has been designed as an Integrated Technology Accelerator creating a facility without boundaries for a unique community of researchers, students, companies and entrepreneurs with unrivalled reputations for science, engineering and innovation. Their shared vision is for a zero-carbon future for aviation.

Phenomenal Family Office Series, 7 October 2020
Standard Bank Group

Ispahani Advisory has partnered with The Family Office of Standard Bank to create educational content for their new client portal. This Phenomenal Family Office Series was launched by Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank Group Chief Executive and Lisa Forster, Head Family Office on 7 October 2020.

Presenters of week 1 event - Phenomenal Family Office series

7 October 2020

Presenters include Ispahani Advisory Leadership Development Expert, Kedge Martin. Kedge discusses how the next generation can prepare for responsibility in a world that has been reshaped forever.

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15 October 2020

Presenters include Ispahani Advisory Business Strategy Expert, Ed Lee. Ed discusses The Family Bank and how to develop entrepreneurs in the Family.

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presenters of 3 November webinar

3 November 2020

Presenters include Ispahani Advisory Strategic Philanthropy Expert, Caroline Underwood OBE and Senior Advisor, Philip Marcovici. Caroline and Philip discuss Women’s Financial Empowerment and how best to navigate the financial landscape.

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The Changing Landscape, 27 May 2020
Smith & Williamson, Ispahani Advisory Ltd., Offices of Philip Marcovici

Speakers: Rupert Phelps, Partner, Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP
Iraj Ispahani, CEO, Ispahani Advisory Ltd.
Philip Marcovici, Principal, Offices of Philip Marcovici

The only certainty for business and wealth owning families is uncertainty. Increasing wealth and income inequality is driving change around the world. This will inevitably impact the interests of business and wealth owners.

This online webinar was held under the Chatham House Rule and was exclusively for Smith & Williamson guests.

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Offices of Philip Marcovici

Iraj Ispahani in conversation with Elizabeth Bagger, Director General, The Institute of Family Business, 19 May 2020

Elizabeth Bagger

In these unprecedented times of economic, social and political crisis, history serves both as a reminder of disruption and its consequences, and as a compass for navigating through times of challenge. What can business owners today learn from family businesses that have survived major disruptions?

Is family business resilience due to good risk management or good fortune? Can family business values help steer your direction during disorientating times? Iraj Ispahani offered his perspective, as a business owner, on how to lead through crisis and into the future.

This online webinar was held under the Chatham House Rule and was exclusively for IFB Members

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Political risk minimisation: A roadmap for wealth and business owners, London, June 2018
Ispahani Advisory and Withers LLP Roundtable

Hussein Haeri

Guest Speaker: Hussein Haeri, Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration

Click here to read more on the white paper written by Hussein Haeri of Withers, Iraj Ispahani and Philip Marcovici on political risk minimisation.