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Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office

Managing and Building Wealth Through Effective Financial Management, Oversight, and Informed Investment Decisions

The Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office program is a two and a-half day curriculum-based training program developed by Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management in association with Lido Consulting, Inc.

Program attendees learn best practices in corporate governance and financial management, evaluation skills necessary to oversee and manage the financial and budgetary aspects of their organization, and the tools necessary to make informed and suitable investment decisions. The program will be instructed by both Pepperdine faculty members and industry experts.

Certificate Information

Dates and Times:

Information regarding the next start date will be posted as soon as possible. Dates and locations may change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.


Pepperdine University
Drescher Graduate Campus
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


The Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office is a training program designed for the family office management personnel, family members, individuals from affluent backgrounds, and advisors that work within the family office space. The program is capped at 30 participants and no sales are allowed, creating a "safe" place for open discussion. The certificate qualifies for continuing education credit for CPAs licensed in CA, MCLE for attorneys licensed in CA, CFPs and may qualify for other credentials depending on the state of jurisdiction.

  • Learn the skills necessary to develop in-depth budgets for all aspects of business and personal activities as a basis for long-term planning and portfolio management
  • Review best practices for financial reporting as a tool for decision making, appropriate levels of delegation of authority, organization oversight, and accountability
  • Evaluate different legal and organization structures for wealth preservation, wealth transfer, and tax minimization
  • Assess portfolio creation, the risk/return relationship, and wealth management tools
  • Study various investment opportunities including both public and private markets, alternative investments, real estate investments, and international investment opportunities
  • Discuss current issues facing family offices with peers and industry experts in a small group setting without the distraction of being sold to
  • Cost is per participant and includes program materials, breakfast and lunch each day.¬†
  • Early Bird Discount available (please register early as the program has limited space)
  • 20% discount for all Pepperdine alumni

In partnership with:

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Lido Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services for families with substantial wealth and resources and to those responsible for the management of wealth.

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