Portolani provides wealth services and advice for entrepreneurial families. As a family office, we offer senior expertise in portfolio construction and monitoring, corporate finance, wealth structuring and family governance, supported by a network of specialists.
Advising your family’s wealth is a delicate exercise. We take time to get to know you and your family’s dynamic. We have a close relationship with our clients and advise them proactively in a rapidly changing environment (family, company, markets and regulatory framework). The relationship of trust is one of the pillars on which the partners founded Portolani in 2006. We are the proud partner of over two dozen families, many of whom have been working closely with us for over ten years.
Our team combines knowledge, experience, market data and mathematical tools to structure your investment portfolios.
We work differently, as we look for the best managers of liquid funds and illiquid funds (Private Equity, Real Estate, Private Debt and Infrastructure). We question, research and monitor them and their investment strategy. After a positive assessment, we analyze whether the manager can add value to our clients’ portfolios.
This method offers you three important advantages:
We follow four steps for portfolio construction and monitoring.
The first step of asset allocation is understanding your family’s needs, goals and preferences. We use this exercise to design a framework and structure your investment portfolio. We assess the results with mathematical simulations, analyzed by a team with almost 90 years of combined experience in finance. Throughout this process we give you the opportunity to ask questions and challenge us.
Over the past decade, we have gained access to some of the best asset managers of both liquid and illiquid investment funds. After a process of thorough due diligence, we share our analysis and invite you to meet the managers in person, in Belgium or during an organized trip abroad.
For example, our families have gained access to invest in Sequoia, one of the best managers of venture capital worldwide. We are the only Belgian multi-family office that ever secured this access for its clients.
Working with us, means joining forces with other high-net-worth families. By federating the investment power of the families, our clients can subscribe to liquid funds in our selection at favorable conditions.
The federation of wealth is especially interesting for your illiquid investment portfolios (private markets). Ticket sizes (the minimum required investment) in these funds are often too high to allow for a diversified illiquid investment portfolio for all but the wealthiest families. We set up a structure that allows our clients to ‘pick and choose’ some or all of the illiquid funds we propose, determine the subscription amount, and jointly subscribe to funds with other families. This way you can invest in multiple managers and build a diversified portfolio.
We provide a periodical, comprehensive, easy-to-read and fully transparent reporting. Our reporting consolidates all your portfolios, both liquid and illiquid, and calculates performances based on an independent market data provider. We both monitor the positions in your portfolio as well as make sure the negotiated fees were charged correctly. We save all data in an Advent powered database, ensuring you are able to correctly track performance, fees and transactions over a long time period.
Partner and founder of Portolani
The long-term growth of your wealth is our core business. We offer our expertise, experience and network to successfully close corporate finance transactions. We have a proven track-record of successfully closed deals, on which our clients will testify that we took their best interest to heart at every step of the decision-making process.
Some of the corporate finance services we offer:
We enable you to steer your wealth across generations, regardless of life’s uncertainties. We have a thorough understanding of the structures you can use to transfer your wealth to the next generation, while remaining in control.
A. Wealth structuring and estate planning
We assist you in effectively selecting and operating the wealth structures that best fit your family’s needs and objectives. We make sure that as your family and your assets change, the structures are adapted accordingly by coordinating the work of corporate and tax advisors, auditors and other specialists of your choice.
We are familiar with a host of Belgian and foreign wealth structures.
B. Family governance advice
Harmony within your family is a prerequisiteto make sound decisions. However, translating your family’s values and objectives into long-standing agreements on how to preserve, develop and transfer your family’s wealth is no easy task.
We assist you in designing and executing a process in which each family member can have honest and ‘deep’ discussions on each of these important questions:
C. Unique corporate administration services in Luxembourg:
In order to have an efficient structure, we organize dedicated infrastructure (rental offices, separate phone lines, office manager, and corporate secretary) and qualified staff to assure that Luxembourg based vehicles prepare, decide and execute corporate decisions in Luxembourg.