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Family Office Services

Our Family Office Services team works with you and for you to navigate key decisions and milestones for your family and your business. We help identify issues and opportunities and secure alignment around values and goals in all aspects of your life, your wealth, and your family business.

We provide objective advice and act in the best interest of our clients. Through financial analysis and strategic planning, we create a tailored approach that maximizes and organizes your wealth, simplifies your life, and sets you down a path to reach your goals — and guides the generations that follow.

Navigate key decisions and life events while maintaining harmony in your family

Discover how MNP’s integrated Family Office service helps you navigate the challenges, complexities, and opportunities of generational wealth.

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A guide to managing risk for your family

Examining your situation through three different areas can help uncover risks and understand how to manage them.

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The key steps to maintaining family wealth

An honest conversation is the first step in managing wealth from generation to generation.

Building your future starts with strong family governance

Governance isn’t a term most families associate with their own system of decision making. Yet, in its simplest form, that is all it is.

Solutions for your family’s success

Money creates options. Options create complexity. Our Family Office Services team guides you through the complexities and family dynamics that arise, helping you build a plan for the future.

  • Financial roadmap

    After an in-depth review of your family and business situation, we outline how to move forward, delivering a map for the future and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re heading in the right direction.

  • Wealth analysis

    See the whole picture. We make it easy to understand how your wealth is deployed, enabling decision making that aligns with your short-and long-term goals.

  • Family governance

    We help guide you in creating a family structure that establishes processes and provides a clear path forward for the next generation while preparing them to be strong stewards for the family wealth.

  • Family administration and reporting

    It’s your future – we help you own it. We help you manage the day to day and provide aggregate reporting that keeps you organized and provides peace of mind.

  • Estate planning

    What comes next is just as important as your day-to-day activities. Leave a strong legacy and provide clarity to your family with an estate plan that outlines your wealth distribution strategy.

Family Office Insights

  • Progress

    September 01, 2021

    Three steps for navigating a wealth windfall

    Inheriting a significant amount of wealth can be exciting and intimidating. These three steps will help you avoid making common mistakes.

  • Progress

    July 21, 2021

    A family office can be a smart move for business owners

    Chief financial officers play a key role in stewarding a business. What if you had a CFO for your family?

  • Progress

    November 10, 2021

    The four key solutions of MNP’s Family Office

    Family office is a term that many people have heard of, but few people understand. Learn more about family office and how it can support your goals.

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John Hughes CPA, CA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise

John Hughes, MBA, CPA, CA, is MNP Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise.  John is a member of the Firm’s management team and leads the Private Enterprise practice, which advises Canadian business families, entrepreneurs and management teams to create value and grow their businesses through a diverse range of services and customized strategies. 

John was formerly national leader of a Big Four private enterprise practice, and is also the former national leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. His consulting experience has included everything from audits, strategic tax planning and strategy and operational consulting to corporate finance, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs).

John obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from York University in 1992. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Charted Accountant (CA) in 1988.

John’s expertise and passion for Canadian private business led him to co-author two Canadian best-sellers: Building the Best (Penguin 2006) and Power of the Best (2012).