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Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

NEWS & ANALYSIS

JAB-owned Pret A Manger buys rival Eat, Jaguar Land Rover reports record $4.6 billion loss, and LVMH buys rosé producer Chateau du Goloupet.

JAB-owned Pret A Manger buys rival Eat, Jaguar Land Rover reports record $4.6 billion loss, and LVMH buys rosé producer Chateau du Goloupet.

Ethically minded, technology savvy and eager to make a positive impact—the next generation are driving family offices’ movement into sustainable and impact investing. But are the expectation of returns realistic or are families just following a trend?

Ethically minded, technology savvy and eager to make a positive impact—the next generation are driving family offices’ movement into sustainable and impact investing. But are the expectation of returns realistic or are families just following a trend?

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

Asia’s richest man buys UK’s Hamleys for $88 million, Coca Cola heir arrested after $1.3 million in cannabis found on private jet, and billionaire Barclay brother sues French writer over play

Asia’s richest man buys UK’s Hamleys for $88 million, Coca Cola heir arrested after $1.3 million in cannabis found on private jet, and billionaire Barclay brother sues French writer over play.

Features

How is one Chinese biotechnology group succeeding in supporting the earliest stage of new drug discovery when global pharmaceutical companies have given up? Dr Jun Mao, founder and chairwoman of Viva Ventures, explains how it leverages its in-house expertise to invest in hundreds of biotech startups in the $20 trillion global pharmaceutical and biotechnology market.

How is one Chinese biotechnology group succeeding in supporting the earliest stage of new drug discovery when global pharmaceutical companies have given up? Dr Jun Mao, founder and chairwoman of Viva Ventures, explains how it leverages its in-house expertise to invest in hundreds of biotech startups in the $20 trillion global pharmaceutical and biotechnology market. 

London-based fourth-generation family office J Leon Group has overhauled its giving in the last decade. Paddy Walker, managing director, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about how the diverse giving portfolio—from stopping killer robots to challenging hate speech—has brought the family closer

London-based fourth-generation family office J Leon Group has overhauled its giving in the last decade. Paddy Walker, managing director, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about how the diverse giving portfolio—from stopping killer robots to challenging hate speech—has brought the family closer

Family Office

Family offices registered their best investment performance in five years and the majority intend to maintain or further increase their deal flow. Yet as experts warn that the bubble may burst, are families prepared for what comes next?

Family offices registered their best investment performance in five years and the majority intend to maintain or further increase their deal flow. Yet as experts warn that the bubble may burst, are families prepared for what comes next?

Education has consistently ranked as one of the top philanthropic causes for wealthy families since the Global Family Office Report began collecting data on the field in 2014. Now, massive populations, increasing middle class income, and increasing spending on education in Asia is making the sector a compelling impact investment opportunity too.

Education has consistently ranked as one of the top philanthropic causes for wealthy families since the Global Family Office Report began collecting data on the field in 2014. Now massive populations, increasing middle class income, and increasing spending on education in Asia is making the sector a compelling impact investment opportunity too. 

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