New Zealand as a nation doesn’t typically respect wealth, nor does it celebrate the successes of wealth’s effective deployment. New Zealand’s wealth pool is both shallow and immature, thus we are dependent on government or foreign investment to tackle major projects. In most developed economies there is a pool of wealth controlled by wealthy families with maturity and scale to counterbalance foreign investment activity.
We represent a network of wealthy families. You are not and will not be alone.
Wealth is understood differently by both the wealthy, and those who aspire to have it.
The process by which wealth is created, also differs depending on what is considered
valuable to the seeker of wealth.
Once achieved, often not well defined in advance of the journey, new challenges emerge, and for many those challenges are more demanding emotionally than the journey to success itself.
Many advisors who offer support to those on the journey, have not travelled it themselves, and absent having travelled the journey personally or on a very intimate basis with those that have, the advice is theoretical and often hard to rationalise based on the unique position the wealthy find themselves in.
GS did not start its journey in 1985 with any real knowledge of the pain, trauma, and opportunity that wealth creates. It has however been privileged to support and enable the creation of wealth through property, innovation, technology and business enterprise creation of others.
Throughout our journey we have also had the opportunity to assist with what we call G1 and G2 transitions of wealth successfully.
As a consequence we now are blessed with a client base of enterprising intelligent, risk taking and physiologically aware clients who see us as their partners. In many instances, we have actually partnered them, assisted and shared the rewards of doing so. Thus through sensible investment, effort, risk, governance, and time, have driven their wealth and our own.
What we offer in this sector covers connection, collaboration, perspective, strategy, governance and execution of governance, family back office, and opportunity origination and assessment: