The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. xxJessica Tasman-Jonesxx takes a look at the world of freeports and whether it makes sense for a family office to hide its art away

The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. So does it make sense for a family office to hide its art away?

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Almost two-thirds of US family businesses see recruitment of skilled personnel as a major challenge in the next 12 months and are predicting that the issue is likely to hamper growth, new research has revealed.

Almost two-thirds of US family businesses see recruitment of skilled personnel as a major challenge in the next 12 months and are predicting that the issue is likely to hamper growth, new research has revealed.

Not one but two family business dynasties are in court this week, in generational battles questioning the decision-making ability of aging family members. 

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion and China’s richest man snaps up stake in Athletico Madrid

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion and China’s richest man snaps up stake in Athletico Madrid

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The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. xxJessica Tasman-Jonesxx takes a look at the world of freeports and whether it makes sense for a family office to hide its art away

The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. So does it make sense for a family office to hide its art away?

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. 

Family Office

Education is one of the top causes that wealthy families donate to globally, with many high-profile examples of significant donations being made to tertiary institutions. But is donating to a top university or your alma mater beneficial for society as a whole, or just an elite few? 

A majority stake in Polaroid, a brand synonymous with the instant photography market, has been bought by US single family office Pohlad Family Capital Fund for $70 million (€59.3 million).

A majority stake in Polaroid, a brand synomynous with the instant photography market, has been bought by US single family office Pohlad Family Capital Fund for $70 million (€59.3 million).

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