Research

Single family offices are unique—but the more research we do, the more we learn about our similarities. Forge Community has delivered four groundbreaking benchmarking studies, and we’re just getting started.

Insights, delivered

The growth in the number of single family offices has tremendously outpaced the availability of good, hard data to support those offices. No one wants to reinvent the wheel or operate more expensively or lack insights to share with the families they serve. Forge is on a mission to bring you the insight and data you need to help you do your job with confidence, whether it’s through formal studies, community perspectives, or informal surveys.

Our Studies

Forge 2021 Executive Compensation Report

An essential resource for planning your single family office executive compensation and benefits. This study is the largest of its kind, including data from 467 executives in 241 family offices. Exclusively available to Forge members.

2020 Cost of Running a Family Office

The first of its kind, the 2020 Cost of a Family Office survey report includes data from 187 single family offices across five different family office types and six median AUM categories.

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2019 Single Family Office Executive Compensation

Our 2019 survey yielded responses from 323 single family offices providing data on nearly 500 executives. This in-depth survey report provides actionable insights on compensation practices in addition to updated data from the previous two surveys.

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2017 Single Family Office Executive Compensation

This 2017 report featured responses from 269 single family offices providing data on 408 executives. Some of the key results from the study include what drives salary increases, the overall percentage of family offices that paid bonuses in 2016, and C-suite executives’ overall compensation.

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2015 Single Family Office Executive Compensation

Our first benchmarking study yielded 216 responses—the highest response rate the industry had seen. Topics covered include services provided beyond investing, investment approach, employment practice, and compensation practices.

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Partnership Opportunities

Are you interested in partnering with Forge on a study? Our peer-led Research Committee fields a formal study each year, in addition to supporting other benchmarking initiatives. We’re excited to partner with experts on topics that are difficult to gain insight on in the single family office industry.

Partnerships

Community perspectives

Fielding formal studies can be time intensive, and insight can’t always wait. When broad perspective is needed quickly, Forge will work with the community to gather and share the voice of the industry. Check out a sample of our Community perspective on returning to the office, which was gathered during the height of the 2020 COVID 19 pandemic.

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Participate in an upcoming study

The more data we get, the better the industry becomes. If you are a single family office or a provider to single family offices that can share the survey with clients, please contact us to learn more about participating in our next survey.

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