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Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo are among the Hollywood stars who helped immortalise Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo. Michael Finnigan talks to grandson James about legacy, fashion and the family business

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo are among the Hollywood stars who helped immortalise Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo. Michael Finnigan talks to grandson James about legacy, fashion and the family business

NEWS & ANALYSIS

European family businesses are buoyant about the business outlook for the next 12 months, but political risks continue to cloud the horizon.

European family businesses are buoyant about the business outlook for the next 12 months, but political risks continue to cloud the horizon, a new poll says.

Starhotels has taken out the top award at the sixth annual European Families in Business Awards, presented in Prague on 20 June.

Starhotels has taken out the top award at the sixth annual European Families in Business Awards, presented in Prague on 20 June.

Q & A with Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland on the three principal situations in which families consider setting up or using a family office for the first time

Q & A with Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland on the three principal situations in which families consider setting up or using a family office for the first time

Once listed as the largest family business in the Middle East, construction giant Saudi Binladin Group has recently faced unprecedented difficulties after an accident in Mecca that cost 107 lives. Now able to bid for government contracts again after being blacklisted, it has major projects on the go such as the construction of the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower

Once listed as the largest family business in the Middle East, construction giant Saudi Binladin Group has recently faced unprecedented difficulties after an accident in Mecca that cost 107 lives. Now able to bid for government contracts again after being blacklisted, it has major projects on the go such as the construction of the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower

Features

While Saudi Arabian family businesses do not dominate the economy to the extent seen with family firms in some other Gulf states, they nevertheless play a crucial role in the country’s economy. But ties to the petroleum sector makes some of them vulnerable to oil price fluctuations, as recent events show. Daniel Bardsley takes a look

While Saudi Arabian family businesses do not dominate the economy to the extent seen with family firms in some other Gulf states, they nevertheless play a crucial role in the country’s economy. But ties to the petroleum sector makes some of them vulnerable to oil price fluctuations, as recent events show. Daniel Bardsley takes a look

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

Family Office

Family office executives say skills and resource gaps are the major challenges facing those who choose to invest directly, according to new research.

Family office executives say skills and resource gaps are the major challenges facing those who choose to invest directly, according to new research.

A new generation of tech-savvy investment officers are providing family offices with access to buoyant global property markets via new innovative online real estate portals, says Emmanuel Lumineau, chief executive at BrickVest, the London-based online real estate investment platform.

A new generation of tech-savvy investment officers are providing family offices with access to buoyant global property markets via new innovative online real estate portals, says Emmanuel Lumineau, chief executive at BrickVest, the London-based online real estate investment platform.

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