Family offices’ total average spend on services stood at USD $11.4 million in 2018. This includes $6.7 million in operational costs, and $4.7 million in external investment management performance and administration fees.
Family offices in North America spend a combined average of 113 basis points of AUM on their overall operating costs (67 basis points) and external investment management fees (46 basis points). Europe’s average total spend stands at 124 basis points, which equates to 74 basis points in operating costs and 50 basis points in external investment management fees. Asia-Pacific’s total spend sits at 126 basis points, which includes 84 basis points for operating costs and 42 basis points for external investment management fees.