David H. Lenok

H. Lenok
Senior Editor

David Lenok is a senior editor for Wealthmanagement.com and Trusts & Estates. He's an attorney admitted to practice in New York and writes about general wealth planning issues.

'Bahamas Papers' Are Latest Chink in Offshore Armor
A new cache of leaked offshore corporate documents, this time from the Bahamas, was made public Thursday.
$20 Billion DOL Burden Won't Be Borne Equally 1
The cost of complying with the DOL ruling on best interest will hit each type of asset manager very differently, according to recent research.
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'Veep' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces Billionaire Father's Death at Emmys
While there’s normally nothing remarkable about dedicating an award to a deceased parent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ father was billionaire William Louis-Dreyfus.
Gene Wilder's Typical Retirement a Rarity Among Celebs
Gene Wilder was one of a kind as a comedian, but he also may be unique for a different reason: the relatability of his retirement success story.
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Traditional wealth and succession planning techniques may no longer apply when generations don’t line up as neatly as they once did.
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IRS Takes Aim at Common Family Biz Valuation Discounts
Discount season may be coming to an end for high net worth families.
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Capturing Corner Office Clients
C-suite investors are interested in working with advisors to engage in complex planning, but they expect more give-and-take than the average client.
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Brexit Uncertainty Has Wealthy Asians Looking West
Western real estate, long a favorite of Asian high net worth investors looking to hedge against volatility in their domestic economies, is becoming even more popular.
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Ultra Rich Embrace Social Media for Information, Not Advisor Contact
Wealthy investors are increasingly turning to social media for financial information, but they don't want to interact with their advisors on these platforms.
Wealthy Investors Are Looking to Reduce UK Exposure Post-Brexit
High net worth investors, concerned in the wake of the recent Brexit vote, are increasingly wary of UK-based assets, which may not be a bad thing.
The Wealthy Rely on Social Security Benefits Too 2
Social Security has become such a major source of retirement income for this country’s elderly that even many high net worth individuals rely on it heavily.
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The 50 Most Common Family Types in America 3
There is a great (and increasing) diversity of family types in this country, and planners should take notice.
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Warren Buffett Makes Massive Charitable Donation, Again
It’s Christmas in July for charities, as Warren Buffett has continued his annual tradition of making enormous summertime charitable donations.
Independent Legacies: Wills of Our Founding Fathers
In honor of Independence Day, here is a look at the wills of nine of the nation's founding fathers.
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High Net Worth Clients Trust Firms, Markets More Than Individual Advisors
Worldwide high-net-worth individuals’ trust and confidence in wealth management firms and the market as a whole are running high, but their feelings about individual wealth managers aren’t so rosy.
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