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Deloitte Middle East Family Office Survey 2020

The response and positioning to thrive

Family offices continue to be a driving force in the development and growth of the Middle East. The recent pandemic has dramatically changed the operating environment, creating major challenges and for some, unique opportunities across the entire family ecosystem:

  • The family;
  • The businesses and investments; and
  • The private wealth

In response to these changes, families had to quickly adapt business models and strategies to ensure continuity and provide a platform to thrive.

This report provides insight from over 80 of the most prominent family groups across the Middle East, exploring how they navigated the crisis, their areas of focus, and how they feel about the future.

Each of the respondents are based in the Middle East and operate across a range of industries and geographies through their core divisions and separate
investments. 

If you would like to discuss the findings in more detail, please reach out to our dedicated team:

Scott Whalan, Financial Advisory Family Office Leader, Deloitte Middle East

David Stark, Deloitte Private Leader, Deloitte Middle East

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David Stark

David Stark

Deloitte Private Leader

David joined Deloitte in 1993, and in 2011 transferred from the UK to Dubai to lead Deloitte’s Restructuring Services practice in the Middle East. He also leads the Deloitte Private practice in the Mi... More

Scott Whalan

Scott Whalan

Partner | Valuation & Modeling Services

Scott is a partner in Deloitte’s Middle East valuation practice. He specializes in the valuation of businesses and assets for a variety of contexts including M&A, disputes, restructurings, financial r... More