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Staying connected through kindness and generosity

2020 is a year unlike any other. The pandemic and the resulting economic disruption continue to impact the livelihood of many around the world. Join us on this #GivingTuesday to unleash the power of generosity to make a positive change in the lives of others and to remain connected through kindness in this socially distanced world. As part of our commitment to make the world more equitable and inclusive, Tiedemann Advisors has made donations in support of the following organizations: ...

Why Having Too Many Executors Can Melt an Estate

Tiedemann Managing Director Jim Bertles sat down with David Lenok, senior editor at, to discuss what can go wrong when a client appoints too many executors to their estate. Through a celebrity example - Tom Carvel, the creator of soft serve ice cream - they uncover how you can help clients make wise decisions about who to appoint as trustees and executors –– and particularly, how to avoid selecting people who could potentially have a conflict of interest when making decisions.

Before You Wish 2020 Away, Consider These Planning Strategies

The end of the year is fast approaching, and it’s probably fair to say that everyone is looking forward to saying goodbye to 2020 and hoping for a better 2021. The presidential campaign provided insight into potential tax legislation from both candidates, and although any meaningful tax reform may be off the table absent a Democratic Senate, it is very clear that taxes will have to be increased at some point to pay for the mounting debt that the US has incurred due to the pandemic. For that reason, the current estate tax exemption amount and volatility in the financial markets make 2020 an opportune time to explore ways to reduce your tax bill or otherwise improve your financial situation. Below are some of the more common actions to consider in the next few weeks before the end of the year.

Bridging the Political Divide | Keeping Family Ties From Fraying

In an acrid political climate, it’s vital to keep clients’ family ties from fraying, say CEO Michael Tiedemann and Managing Director and head of Tiedemann’s Family Governance and Education practice Jill Shipley in Barron’s Advisor’s The Way Forward podcast. Michael and Jill sat down with Barron’s Advisors to discuss the firm’s new practice and how it has helped families leading up to the election.

The 2020 Election - What to Expect After Election Day

Read Managing Director and former top government official Robert Hormats’ piece discussing the Constitutional process for resolving disputes in a close election.

Time Value of Philanthropy

The current health, economic and social crises our country is facing has inspired many to help during this time of urgent need. We’ve seen increased interest from foundations and their investment committees to consider ways they can make an impact with their capital, including raising grant budgets above the IRS’s 5% required distribution, creative financing structures such as loan guarantees and low-interest lending, and utilizing local banks to ensure loans are reaching disadvantaged communities. As more philanthropic organizations assess their grant making moving forward, we outlined in this piece the four key considerations to guide their decision-making process.

Year-End Estate Planning Strategies

Jim Bertles, Tiedemann Advisors’ Managing Director, sat down with Bill Schaaf, Special Counsel at Cadwalader, (where Jim was a Partner before joining Tiedemann) to discuss year-end estate planning strategies that can benefit clients.

Quality Never Goes Out of Style: A whitepaper on how investing in quality supports Tiedemann’s investment philosophy

Tiedemann’s investment philosophy rests on three pillars which we view as critical to compounding clients’ capital over the long term. These pillars are risk management, valuation and sustainability. We believe sustainability is best achieved by entrusting capital to partners who have successful and repeatable processes that focus on investing in high-quality businesses. The key traits our managers seek in quality companies are (1) high and consistent profitability, (2) strong balance sheets and (3) excellent management teams. These are characteristics that lead to durability and sustainability, which are important to compounding wealth.

Addressing Climate Change in a Post-Pandemic World with Dickon Pinner

Important as it is to repair the economic damage from the pandemic, a swift return to business as usual could be environmentally harmful. Any recovery plan from this crisis must include greater environmental resilience focused on the economic and employment opportunities associated with investing in climate-resilient infrastructure and the transition to a lower-carbon future. In this webinar, Erik Christoffersen sits down with Dickon Pinner, the global leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, to better understand the challenges and choices ahead, and what paths we must pursue to achieve a successful recovery.

Air Travel and the Pandemic: Private Aviation Considerations for You and Your Family

In today’s world, the idea of flying commercial can be uncomfortable which is why the demand for private aviation services has soared. With so many options and providers in a highly fragmented industry, it can be difficult to decide which option is best for you and your family. Watch our video with Shawn Dinning, Joe Carfagna, Jr., and D.J. Hanlon for an overview of the various options, as well as the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

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