NEWS AND INSIGHTS FROM FINTRX
In an effort to shine a light on the private wealth ecosystem, FINTRX Family Office & RIA Database provider has compiled the Family Office & RIA Monthly Data Report to provide a high-level synopsis of the investment advisory landscape for February 2023. This report offers an inside look at all FINTRX platform updates and additions made throughout the month with metrics such as assets under management (AUM), alternatives utilized, fee structures, geographic breakdowns, separately managed accounts, family office direct transactions, RIA services provided and much more.
Throughout February, the FINTRX Data & Research team added 50+ new family offices, over 280 family office contacts and 340+ newly tracked investments to our Family Office Dataset.
In addition to platform additions, the FINTRX Data & Research team made 3,200+ family office updates including 670+ family office firm updates and over 3,200 family office contact updates.
Family offices are often interested in a wide range of asset classes to diversify their investments and achieve their financial goals. These asset classes often include alternative investments such as private equity, hedge funds and venture capital, among others. Throughout February, our family office dataset saw a majority of new family offices allocating to private equity (75%), via direct investments (69%) and real estate (65%).
Throughout February, 52% of newly added firms are single-family offices while 48% are multi-family offices.
The following chart accounts for all newly added family offices added throughout February that disclosed their assets under management (AUM). A majority of new family offices have assets between $400M - $1B (33%) and between $2B-$5B (27%).
The chart below displays the geographical breakdown of all new family offices added to the FINTRX family office dataset throughout February. A majority of newly added firms are domiciled in Europe (40%) and North America (29%).
Family office direct transactions refer to investments made directly by a family office into a specific company, project or asset, rather than through a fund or other intermediaries. This approach allows family offices to have more control and visibility over their investments, and potentially higher returns. Throughout February, we saw a majority of newly added firms directly investing in the technology sector (46%). Other sectors of interest included manufacturing, healthcare & biotechnology, financial services and consumer goods, while all others made up 10% or less respectively.
The size of an RIA firm can be measured by its assets under management (AUM), or the total value of assets the firm oversees on behalf of its clients. The chart below depicts the RIA firm breakdown by AUM of firms added to our RIA dataset in February. A majority (57%) of newly added RIA firms have assets between $1M-$25M.
The gender breakdown of RIA representatives refers to the proportion of male and female advisors working in the RIA industry. 73% of RIA firms added to the FINTRX RIA Dataset in February are male reps while 27% are female reps.
Registered investment advisors often provide an array of financial and investment services to their clients. A majority of new investment advisory firms added to our dataset in February offer portfolio management for individuals and small businesses as well as financial planning services. Additional services provided include the selection of other advisors, portfolio management for businesses and institutions, pension consulting services and educational seminars, among others. It's important to note, RIA firms can and often have more than one service offered.
Registered investment advisors often use alternative investments as part of their investment strategies to diversify portfolios and provide clients with access to new opportunities for growth. Alternative investments can include private equity, real estate, hedge funds and other types of non-traditional assets. The utilization of alternative investments by RIA firms varies, with some firms having a significant portion of their assets invested in alternatives, while others may have a more limited exposure. In February, a majority (80%) of newly added RIA firms allocated to real estate to some degree. It's important to note, RIA firms can and often have more than one service offered.
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March 13, 2023
Renae Hatcher is a member of the marketing team at FINTRX - focused on delivering targeted & relevant family office and registered investment advisor content to our subscribers.