The Family Stewardship Council (FSC) at Fordham Gabelli converges twice a year in New York City – in December and in May

Here are the upcoming FSC events:

Past Events

Upcoming Events

May 2024

Anthony Scaramucci


Title: A Fireside Chat with Anthony Scaramucci
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
End Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Costantino Room, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St., New York, NY 10023
Registration: A Fireside Chat with Anthony Scaramucci Registration



Time Details
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Doors open to attendees
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat with Anthony Scaramucci
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Reception


November 2024

Title: Family Stewardship Council
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
End Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Costantino Room, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St., New York, NY 10023
Registration: Coming soon!



Time Details
9:00 a.m.  Doors open to attendees  (Breakfast and Networking)
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Intermission and Networking
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel 1
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Roundtables
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Panel 2
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Intermission and Networking
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m Panel 3
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


Past Events

December 2023


Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
End Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Costantino Room, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd St., New York, NY 10023


Time Details
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ET: Breakfast and Networking
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ET Opening Remarks by Dr. Benjamin Cole
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ET Panel 1 (Succession)
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET Intermission and Networking
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET Panel 2 (Market Outlook)
12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET Lunch and Networking
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET Roundtable Discussions
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET Intermission and Networking
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET Panel 3 (Managing a Family Office)
3:15 p.m. ET Closing Remarks


Panel 1: Succession

  • What are some of the common challenges families experience when passing the reins of their company, wealth or legacy to the next generation?
  • What are some effective methods families can utilize in order to help prepare the next generation for a smoother and less costly transition?
  • At what age should families consider inviting their children into their respective businesses?
  • How does a family decide on how to pass on their wealth to their children and charities of choice before their passing?

Moderator: Benjamin Cole, Ph.D., William J. Loschert Endowed Chair of Technology Entrepreneurship at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business
Kamil Homsi, Founder of Global Realty Capital, the onshore arm of the GRC Investment Group, a family office located in Dubai/UAE
Pierre Dupont, Partner of Cerity Partners
Michael Sonnenfeldt, Founder & Chairman of Tiger 21

Panel 2: Market Outlook

  • Should families be poised for a deeper recession or is the worse behind us?
  • How should families think about allocating their capital across asset classes?
  • How can families hedge against inflation and protect cash deposits?
  • Which type of funds or strategies are families finding the most success with today?

Moderator: Geeta Kapadia, Chief Investment Officer of Fordham University
Brandon Laughren, Co-Founder and CIO of the Laughren Group, a single family office
Derek Li, Managing Partner at JD Paramount, a multi-family office
Tony Calenda, Custham Advisory

Panel 3: Keys to Managing a Successful Family Office

  • What are some of the best practices for running a family office?
  • What are some of the key positions one should hire for?
  • Is there anything that is better off being outsourced?
  • Where are families setting up their operations and how does tax come into play?

Moderator: Lerzan Askoy, Ph.D., Dean, George N. Jean Ph.D. Chair and Professor of Marketing at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business
Peter Lupoff, Principal of Lupoff/ Stevens Office
Scott Beechert, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Granby Capital Management, LLC, a single family office
Lisa Morris, Managing Director/Vice President, AKS Family Partners LP/AKS Family Foundation