Planning, Family Dynamics and Education
Arne Boudewyn is Head of Family Governance and Education Services, which includes Abbot Downing’s Family Dynamics and Education team and Wells Fargo’s Family & Business History Center. In this role he manages a consulting team of PhD-level and other advanced degree professionals who collaborate closely with clients on strategies for addressing the complex personal, familial and financial dilemmas that can accompany significant wealth and that often determine its impact on current and future generations. The work of this group includes helping clients to integrate family history and core values into wealth planning and decision making, translate vision and mission statements into actionable solutions, implement successful family communication strategies and establish effective family governance structures and processes. Comprehensive education is a key component of this work as is the design and delivery of family meetings. A significant emphasis is placed on engaging and preparing next generation family members for not only the wealth, roles and responsibilities they may inherit, but also various business, family and community roles they may wish to inhabit.
Arne has been with Wells Fargo – Abbot Downing’s parent company – since 2003 and has spent the better part of his career collaborating with executive leaders, entrepreneurs, and both families and individuals on strategies for enhancing and leveraging human, intellectual and social capital.
Arne earned a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and completed his clinical training at the University of California San Francisco and Harvard Medical School.
Arne is a member of the Family Office Exchange (FOX) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); a recent speaker at FOX, STEP, Tiger 21 and the Institute for Private Investors; and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NXG Magazine and Barron’s. He currently sits on the board of directors for Meals on Wheels of San Francisco.