Texas Family Office Association to Host Symposium


Allison Thacker, CIO of the Rice Endowment, will be the keynote speaker for the 3rd annual Texas Family Office Association (“TFOA”) Single Family Office Symposium to be held in partnership with The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business on February 20, 2019.

“Last year we raised $20,000 for Rice University Student Scholarships from this event. For 2019, we will keep the same format, including the post-symposium event which will be open to senior executives from a select group of sponsoring organizations. Our target audience is the 120+ members in our group plus the 650+ single family offices in our network. This audience is a purely SFO buy-side audience and does not include any multi-family offices, registered investment advisors, broker dealers, or sales representatives,” said TFOA founder and Chairman Marc J. Sharpe.

2018 sponsors included: JP Morgan, Alliance Bernstein, SunTrust, Grant Thornton, Lazard, NGP Energy Capital, Harbert Management Company, Westwood Trust, TMI Trust Company and Cadence Bank.  Confirmed sponsors so far for 2019 include: Northern Trust, Anderson Tax, RSM US LLP, Griffin Partners and Canaras Capital Management.  As in the past, event profits will be shared with The Jesse H. Jones School of Business for student scholarships.

For information, please visit  www.tfoatx.com or contact Marc J. Sharpe at marcsharpe@hfoatx.com.