Large family businesses are in decline in Spain, but their ability to innovate has renewed interest in the sector. 

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The underlying business model is all-important, says Chuck Akre, of the relatively few companies in which his firm invests

The underlying business model is all-important, says Chuck Akre, of the relatively few companies in which his firm invests

China is facing a new economic crisis, and it is not about mounting local debt or even a rapidly slowing property market. The crisis in the making is about family business succession in the world’s second-largest economy.

China is facing a new economic crisis, and it is not about mounting local debt or even a rapidly slowing property market.  The crisis in the making is about family business succession in the world’s second-largest economy.

Family offices in developing regions are the most cost efficient in the industry with governance and investments on par with their western peers. Is this down to operational efficiency or how offices interact with family businesses?

Family offices in developing regions are the most cost efficient in the industry with governance and investments on par with their western peers. Is this down to operational efficiency or how offices interact with family businesses?

Samsung retires $2.5 billion proposed merger; Ikea doubles down on wind deal; and BMW and Daimler commit to Mexico supply deal

Samsung retires $2.5 billion proposed merger; Ikea doubles down on wind deal; and BMW and Daimler commit to Mexico supply deal

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In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa.

It’s like a fairy tale, but the story of the Blue Moon Diamond is true. In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. 

As the average life expectancy increases, the concept of an executive heading a family business well into their octogenarian years or even beyond is becoming more plausible and more common. So how does a young next-gen convince someone who has built up a family business empire that it is his or her chance to shine?

As the average life expectancy increases, the concept of an executive heading a family business well into their octogenarian years or even beyond is becoming more plausible and more common. So how does a young next-gen convince someone who has built up a family business empire that it is his or her chance to shine?

Family Office

Family-owned Banque Havilland has extended its international network to the Bahamas with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Pasche Bank & Trust Limited in Nassau, Bahamas, the latest in a series of international deals.

Family-owned Banque Havilland has extended its international network to the Bahamas with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Pasche Bank & Trust Limited in Nassau, Bahamas, the latest in a series of international deals.

Australian family offices are investing in business, property and private equity, says the new head of Ernst & Young’s Oceania family office division.

Australian family offices are investing in business, property and private equity, says the new head of Ernst & Young’s Oceania family office division.

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