Hannah Shaw Grove is one of the world’s leading experts on private wealth⎯what it is, where it comes from, who controls it, how it’s deployed, when it’s at risk and why it’s so important. Her career focus was influenced by her own family’s experiences with estate planning, business succession and legacy communication, which prompted her to seek new information and perspectives on the issues. Along the way, she developed a niche as a family office expert, having conducted some of the industry’s earliest primary research with single- and multi-family offices and co-authored two seminal texts on the subject in partnership with Russ Alan Prince.
Hannah’s reputation was built on more than 20 years of hands-on work with wealthy families and the professionals they rely on for key financial and lifestyle services, complemented by extensive statistical research with the same constituencies. She is the author of ten books and dozens of reports and articles that represent her empirical, theoretical and anecdotal findings, a frequent guest speaker and columnist for major events and media outlets, and the executive editor and a founder of Private Wealth, the top publication for professionals catering to the financial elite.
In a field that is synonymous with discretion, personalization and state-of-the-art thinking, Hannah is an in-demand resource for wealthy families who are evaluating their family office and business strategies and for Fortune 500 companies and boutique specialists on how to build effective and profitable relationships with their affluent clientele.
Until 2005, Hannah was an executive in the wealth management industry holding senior positions at several investment banks, insurance companies and asset management shops. She was the chair of the Investment Company Institute’s policy research committee and a long-time columnist for Worth, Elite Traveler, Robb Report Lifestyle, Financial Advisor and Registered Rep. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University and lives in the New York-metro area.