A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. Jessica Tasman-Jones found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person

A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. CampdenFB found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person. 

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David Luke III, who served as the fifth-generation chief executive of US paper and packaging giant Westvaco, has died in New York, aged 91.

A UK family business association has released figures detailing how the sector supports the country’s economy, revealing that family-owned enterprises pay £102 billion (€129 billion) in tax annually and provide 9.4 million jobs.

A UK family business association has released figures detailing how the sector supports the country’s economy, revealing that family-owned enterprises pay £102 billion (€129 billion) in tax annually and provide 9.4 million jobs.

Germany’s highest court has this morning ruled a 2009 law that provides tax breaks and exceptions on inheritance for the country’s family business illegal and unconstitutional.

Women make up only 16% of family business boards in Continental Europe’s four largest economies, and only 10% of boards in Germany, new research has revealed.

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A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. Jessica Tasman-Jones found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person

A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. CampdenFB found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person. 

Russian aggression in Ukraine, Ebola in West Africa, Middle Eastern conflict, US midterm elections and a continuing debt crisis in Europe. Even if global macro funds are poor performers, geopolitics and macroeconomic data needs to be central to your asset allocation decision-making. 

Family Office

Low-volatility equity strategies may lack the rock-star appeal of chasing high-volatility stocks, but they look likely to gain more attention after recent market wobbles helped their relative performance in the year-to-date jump ahead of traditional benchmarks.

Asian family offices are more self-reliant than originally thought, but that doesn’t mean their investment targets are being hit. This self-reliance is in keeping with an increased desire for independence.

Asian family offices are more self-reliant than originally thought, but that doesn’t mean their investment targets are being hit. This self-reliance is in keeping with an increased desire for independence. 

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