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Quarter-End Snapshot: Q2 2019

Quarter-End Snapshot Q2 2019 Firm Update   from Richard Joyner, President One of the most common questions we encounter when we’re working with client families is how to help children and young adults build the skills – especially…

The Power of “WE”

On March 27, I joined colleagues, teachers, students, A-list performers and international speakers in celebrating Texas’ WE Day in Downtown Dallas, a movement launched by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. As humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, the Kielburgers founded a…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q1 2019

Quarter-End Snapshot Q1 2019 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson, CEO I always enjoy reflecting on the last few months with the quarter-end snapshot because I’m reminded of how much has happened and how…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q4 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q4 2018 Firm Update   from Richard Joyner, President As we start a new year, it’s natural to think about “resolutions” – many of us commit to eat better, exercise more, add sleep…

A Gift to My Family

I can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since I sold the business I ran, First USA, and started our single-family office. I was younger then and was excited about the next chapter of my life, but I recognized…

Give Together This Holiday Season

For many families, this time of year is centered around giving to family, friends and causes we care about. Since joining the firm in October, I have enjoyed getting to know our clients and finding new ways our philanthropy team…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q3 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q3 2018 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson Over the years, we have intentionally added services to meet our clients’ needs. In the past decade alone, we have grown significantly in areas…

Careers in Progress: How we help families navigate career decisions

“Where do you see yourself in the next three to five years?” This is often a difficult question to answer for those entering the workforce or attempting to build a meaningful career from an unsatisfactory job. You may feel uncertain…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q2 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q2 2018 Firm Update from J. Carter Tolleson Every few months I have lunch with our new employees to get to know each other better, allow them to ask questions, share some fun…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q1 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q1 2018 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson After a relatively smooth ride in the public markets last year, 2018 has ushered in more volatility and “noise” than we have seen in…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q4 2017

Quarter-End Snapshot Q4 2017 Firm Update from J. Richard Joyner, President Even though we rang the bell to kick off 2018, I can’t help but take a minute to talk about some of the amazing…

Thriving Through Complexities

Finding a Balance in Work, Wealth Management and Family I first addressed this topic with a gathering of women plastic surgeons last fall. My discussion focused on the experience of working women and women in positions of decision-making and authority, sharing how challenging it is to…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q3 2017

Quarter-End Snapsot Q3 2017 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson, Chief Executive Officer We consider ourselves very blessed to be in a business where every day is spent serving families and helping them simplify…

An Interview with Mark Craig: Part 2

The capstone of the Reverend Mark Craig’s 41-year career was his leadership of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was Senior Minister for 18 years from 1995 to 2013. The Church’s congregation comprises multi-generation families and individuals who are…

An Interview with Mark Craig

The capstone of the Reverend Mark Craig’s 41-year career was his leadership of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was Senior Minister for 18 years from 1995 to 2013. The Church’s congregation comprises multi-generation families and individuals who are…

The CEO at Home: Can You Change?

As a successful CEO, you manage the complexities of business with confidence and well-honed skill. Can you translate those same leadership qualities to a successful home life? Or, must you change? My observations suggest that the traits of a successful…

Marriage… or Merger

June brides, summer weddings, endless rounds of parties: the time is upon us. A $50-billion-plus wedding industry has mushroomed to ensure that individuals, supported by their families and friends, celebrate and participate in an event that expands beyond a day…