About us

Who are we?

Family Office List was founded in 2001 by Douglas Fathers, who owns several financial services companies all focused around Alternative Investment Fund formation, marketing and management. Through marketing outreach efforts, he found that Family Offices served as a great source for raising capital and that his internal database would serve as a powerful marketing tool for other professionals seeking UHNW investors. 

Being that database management requires meticulous upkeep, we have a dedicated staff of researchers based in Charlotte, North Carolina who continue to maintain and grow the database.Through tremendous research efforts, the database has not only grown in size, but also in the details pertaining to investment objectives. Our researchers work daily using a variety of techniques including:

  • Attending industry conferences
  • Completing line by line contact checks
  • Utilizing APIs to test the telephone numbers and email addresses
  • Conducting our own email campaigns quarterly to experience the data fist hand 
  • Hours of direct outreach via phone calls and LinkedIn messaging
  • Access to exclusive platforms providing contact information not found publicly

And finally, we incentivize customers through our risk-free guarantee to let us know if they find outdated information. This way we can update it for them and make the database stronger for everyone’s benefit. 


Our databases

Our databases are created first-hand and meticulously maintained by our research team. Our team attends many industry conferences and events worldwide to meet with investors and understand what their investment objectives are. Since database management is a continuous process, we actively research, refine and update our investor profiles and database contacts on a daily basis.

Our lists are a true asset to clients and designed with intent to:

  • Improve capital raising and increase client funding abilities
  • Save time and money from the traditional capital acquisition process
  • Provide institutional level resources to small businesses, entrepreneurs and managers
  • Contribute to our client’s successes

Because our database was designed as a tool to raise capital and reach UHNW Family Office Investors, we have defined the term “Family Office” to encompass several groups including:

  • Single Family Office
  • Multi Family Office (a group of several single family offices)
  • Single Investor Private Equity Firms
  • Single Investor Hedge/Venture Capital funds
  • Select Family Foundations (family controlled)
  • Select Family Trusts
  • Multi family firm where registered investment advisors Wealth Managers/Investment Managers/Asset Managers) manage multi family investments

We include under the “Support” tab, a page providing detailed descriptions of each of the family groups above to help guide you in your research.


Our commitment

Our mission is to create a quality Family Office Platform to help our clients reach a sophisticated audience in an efficient manner. Our core focus is on the accuracy of our data, which is backed by a risk-free guarantee.


Risk-Free Guarantee

We guarantee that the listing is a Family Office and that the contact information is up-to-date and accurate. If you find outdated information or contacts you feel are not family offices, we will attempt to update the information for you. On occasion, if the information cannot be updated, we will provide a full refund per contact.

For the terms of the Risk-Free Guarantee read here.