Commentary Special Assets - Digital


timber, precious minerals, or oil and gas assets, as well as closely held business interests.

Q. WHAT ARE SPECIAL ASSETS AND WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL? A. Special assets are typically private business interests, properties or natural resources that can be difficult to convert directly to more liquid investments, like cash. In fact, I prefer to use the term illiquid assets rather than special assets. Q. WHAT DO SPECIAL ASSET MANAGERS LIKE YOURSELF DO FOR PEOPLE? A. When called upon, we put professional resources in place to manage all kinds of ongoing enterprises, including oversight of family owned businesses, which can be structured as corporations, limited partnerships or limited liability corporations. We also have professional asset managers who take care of real estate assets such as farm acreage, residential real estate, office buildings and timber

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