The first ever global study of family offices is released today, providing new insights into a growing, but notoriously discreet, sub-section of the ultra-high net worth wealth sector.

The first ever global study of family offices is released today, providing new insights into a growing, but notoriously discreet, sub-section of the ultra-high net worth wealth sector.

NEWS & ANALYSIS

As the number of family offices increases globally so to has the number of international financial centres trying to entice families to their jurisdictions. In this section, CampdenFO has selected out the top 15 destinations for family offices, providing an update on the regulatory developments and what makes them attractive. Chris Owen reports.

As the number of family offices increases globally so to has the number of international financial centres trying to entice families to their jurisdictions. In this section, CampdenFO has selected out the top 15 destinations for family offices, providing an update on the regulatory developments and what makes them attractive. Chris Owen reports. 

The Scottish independence referendum appears to have created uncertainty for many family businesses north of the border, according to one specialist in the sector. And whether or not the country decides to go it alone it seems there will be significant changes for Scottish family businesses.

The Scottish independence referendum appears to have created uncertainty for many family businesses north of the border, according to one specialist in the sector. And whether or not the country decides to go it alone it seems there will be significant changes for Scottish family businesses. 

Family businesses are mirroring changes in society in “blended family businesses”, according to a new report released by UK-based Families in Business, which include any family firm that has invited members of a second family into senior positions.

Family businesses are mirroring changes in society in “blended family businesses”, according to a new report released by UK-based Families in Business, which include any family firm that has invited members of a second family into senior positions.

Family businesses are less likely to lay off staff than publicly-listed companies even during times of recession, according to a new study out of Michigan.

Family businesses are less likely to lay off staff than publicly-listed companies even during times of recession, according to a new study out of Michigan. 

Features

Harnessing the collective power of family capital is not a new concept. But One Thousand & One Voices is adding a twist: calling on families’ sector expertise and intellectual firepower to super-charge emerging market SMEs. Just don’t call it impact investing. 

With the ability to create everything from human organs to houses, 3D printing is being touted as one of the next big disruptive technologies. CampdenFB looks at whether family offices can mint any money from the industry

Family Office

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data.

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data. 

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data.

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data. 

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