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From Trustees to Wealth Managers
Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality (2012)
  • Elisabeth Brooke Harrington, Copenhagen Business School

This chapter will address the question: why did trusteeship become a profession in its own right after centuries as a voluntary undertaking? The question ties into the core themes of this volume because trustees are central actors in the intergenerational transmission of wealth, and, as a result, shape patterns of inequality (Harrington, 2012a). Trustees – now more often known as wealth managers– create and oversee the structures that allow families to remain wealthy over multiple generations.

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Guido Erreygers and John Cunliffe
Citation Information
Harrington, Brooke. 2012. "From Trustees to Wealth Managers." Pp. 190-209 in Guido Erreygers and John Cunliffe (Eds.), Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Available at: