Investor network TIGER 21 launched its first North Carolina chapter in Charlotte. Started in New York in 1999 by Michael Sonnenfeldt, an entrepreneur with a background in commercial real estate, TIGER 21 convenes high net worth investors to exchange wealth-management ideas and expertise in a confidential setting. Annual fees are $30,000. TIGER 21 has chapters in 23 cities, and its more than 400 members manage a combined $40 billion in personal assets. Chris Cecil, president of Biltmore Family Office, a Charlotte-based financial adviser to affluent families and business owners, is chairman of the Charlotte chapter. Cecil, 50, is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate and previously worked for JPMorgan and GenSpring Family Offices. He is the great-grandson of Biltmore Estate builder George Vanderbilt and the son of Asheville real-estate developer George Cecil (“Family tradition,” May).