Linda Mack of Mack International to Co-chair Opal Financial Group’s Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum, July 21-23, in Newport, RI

Linda Mack of Chicago-based Mack International will co-chair the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum, July 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The forum, designed for high-net-worth individuals and family offices in North America, was developed by the Opal Financial Group.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) July 14, 2010Linda Mack, founder and president of Mack International, a premier retained executive search and human capital/talent management consulting firm, has been selected to co-chair the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum: The Race for Returns. The forum will be held July 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, RI.

The Family Office Conference is Opal Financial Group’s premier annual conference for high-net-worth individuals and family offices in North America. “Private investors and money managers from around the world will present three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends,” says Linda Mack.

“The Private Wealth Conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, distressed real estate, direct energy and many other asset types,” she explains. “Our keynote speaker will be Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, who is now executive chairman of the urban institutional investment firm, CityView.”

In addition to co-chairing the conference, Linda Mack will co-facilitate a private, closed-door breakfast for family office and multi-family office executives on Friday, July 23. “This session will involve all attendees in discussions on trends and best practices regarding family meetings, philanthropy and other key topics of interest,” she explains.

Opal Financial Group will kick off the conference with its 4th Annual America’s Cup Regatta. “Conference attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers,” says Linda Mack.

The conference will include sessions on portfolio insurance, the 20-year wealth management beta test, investment styles and strategies for family offices, how a market crash and rally have shaped investment philosophies and asset allocation practices, and manager selection.

There will also be presentations on defending family offices from over-burdensome government taxation and regulation, investing with managed futures, opportunities for investing in real assets, hedge funds and their role today, opportunities for distressed investing, managing risk in the entire family wealth portfolio and the benefits of socially responsible investing for family offices.

Mack International, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, is a global retained executive search and consulting firms serving clients in the family office/wealth management industry. For more information, visit or call 800.976.9210.