Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

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Stay invested, stay patient and think long-term are words of advice for family business leaders from Coutts at the launch of its outlook for 2017.

Stay invested, stay patient and think long-term are words of advice for family business leaders from Coutts at the launch of its outlook for 2017.

The Walton family grew American retail chain Walmart into the largest retailer in the world and became the richest family in the US in the process. CampdenFB takes a look at the people behind the brand.

The Walton family grew American retail chain Walmart into the largest retailer in the world and became the richest family in the US in the process. CampdenFB takes a look at the people behind the brand. 

Family-owned eyewear group Luxottica and French rival Essilor have agreed to a €46 billion ($49 billion) merger that will create a leader in the eyewear industry with revenues of more than €15 billion.

Family-owned eyewear group Luxottica and French rival Essilor have agreed to a €46 billion ($49 billion) merger that will create a leader in the eyewear industry with revenues of more than €15 billion.

According to legend, The Rockefeller Foundation coined the term ‘impact investing’ in 2007, putting a name to investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social/environmental impact. Has the concept reached maturity nearly a decade later?

According to legend, The Rockefeller Foundation coined the term ‘impact investing’ in 2007, putting a name to investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social/environmental impact. Has the concept reached maturity nearly a decade later? 

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Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

Whether the decision for moving to a foreign country is based on economic opportunities, on getting access to international education, or on retiring to a warmer climate, a growing number of wealthy clients today have lived in more than one country. As a result, they have geographically diversified portfolios and want the flexibility to move assets and wealth easily between countries. Highly mobile entrepreneurs have real estate in multiple cities and rarely have a single bank account. In this context, there is a growing demand for high-end cross-border insurance solutions.

Whether the decision for moving to a foreign country is based on economic opportunities, on  getting access to international education, or on retiring to a warmer climate, a growing number of wealthy clients today have lived in more than one country.     

As a result, they have geographically diversified portfolios and want the flexibility to move assets and wealth easily between countries. Highly mobile entrepreneurs have real estate in multiple cities and rarely have a single bank account. In this context, there is a growing demand for high-end cross-border insurance solutions.

Family Office

The long-term trend of divesting control of family businesses into family offices is expected by KPMG to rise in 2017 as investments diversify and succession looms.

The long-term trend of divesting control of family businesses into family offices is expected by KPMG to rise in 2017 as investments diversify and succession looms.

Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

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