Linda Mack of Mack International to Lead Succession Planning Session at 9th Annual Family Office Symposium, Oct. 5-6, in Aventura, Florida

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 22, 2010Linda Mack, founder and president of Mack International, LLC, a premier retained executive search and human capital/talent management consulting firm, has been chosen to moderate a panel discussion on family business succession planning at the 9th Annual Family Office Symposium. The Oct. 5-6 symposium will be held at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Florida.

“The succession planning session will focus on transitioning family office leadership responsibilities to the next generation,” explains Ms. Mack, who is also a member of the symposium’s advisory board.

Panelists will include: Robert Dean, CFA, president of Harmony Capital LLC; Michael Rauenhorst, managing director of Microequity Partners LLC; Kirby Rosplock, PhD, co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation and fifth-generation owner of Babcock Lumber Company, and Edmond Saade, principal at Saade Family Office.

The 9th Annual Family Office Symposium, sponsored by Financial Research Associates LLC , offers two robust tracks focusing on investment opportunities and family business operations strategies. “This year’s symposium covers both the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ sides of family office management,” Ms. Mack explains.

“Every family of wealth needs to take stock of where the financial crisis has left them today, where they are heading and how they will get there,” says Ms. Mack. “This year’s symposium will ask the hard questions and explore multiple strategies to help families refine their long-held definitions, articulate their goals and devise a plan to reach them.”

The investment landscape track will include sessions on global macro and private equity investing, post-credit-crisis clean-up of illiquid assets, identifying and optimizing multiple points of value in rare collectibles, and evaluating new investment opportunities for affluent families.

“We will address timely topics affecting family businesses, such as how family offices can continue to afford rising labor costs without the surety of rising gains from a bull market,” Ms. Mack adds.

Sessions in the family office track will cover issues such as incorporating in-laws into the family business, the merits of an in-house vs. outsourced chief information officer, the implications of healthcare reform and financial legislation for single-family offices, multi-generational estate planning, philanthropy, succession planning and applying corporate business principles to the family.

“There will also be many opportunities for discourse between families at the symposium, including closed-door, family-only breakfasts, panels and breakout sessions led by family office and family member faculty and networking functions,” says Ms. Mack.

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