Ballentine Partners ranked 32nd in Bloomberg’s list of Top 50 Family Offices ranked by assets under advisement.

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Methodology provided by Bloomberg: Bloomberg ranked family offices based on assets under advisement as of 12/31/12. The list was assembled via a survey of more than 1,000 firms worldwide, using a database of contacts obtained from Portland, Oregon-based Bloomberg received responses from 118 firms (50 were selected). Single-family offices were excluded. Family offices that were part of private banks were included if the bank has a unit that offers direct and comprehensive investment and noninvestment services to high-net-worth families. Figures for AUA included only assets managed by the family-office unit of the bank. For nonbank family offices, AUA included wealth directly managed by the offices and the funds outsourced to money management firms. Money managed for private foundations was included. Money managed for pension funds was excluded. Insurance policies and trusts on which advice is provided were included. The ranked firms provide both investment and noninvestment services. The latter may include family meetings, financial education, art consulting, estate planning, family governance, foundation management, business consulting, property management, travel arrangements and shopping assistance.) No fee was paid to participate.

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