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  • With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

  • After three decades of working as a fifth-generation member of the business that founded and still owns the C&A clothing retail chain, family entrepreneur Stephen Brenninkmeijer turned to impact investing. He discusses funding and supporting promising ventures with a social mission.

  • How does a fifth-generation member of one of Europe’s most notable family businesses continue its long tradition of social consciousness? By launching a second career as an impact investing pioneer. Daniel Bardsley reports.

  • 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

  • Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales, next-generation family member joins Vedanta board, and GIIN survey says big financial firms bring mixed blessings for impact investing  

  • Family business specialists are calling on the British government not to reintroduce plans to cut tax breaks on dividends but some observers say the measures are likely to be brought back after the forthcoming general election.

  • Brewing giant AB InBev profits up but struggles in Americas; Whither Fairfax Media as assets cherry picked; Third-gen takes ownership of billion dollar In-N-Out burger chain.

  • Salaries for senior executives at family offices are increasing, and almost one-third of chief executives and managing directors now earn more than £300,000 ($386,000) a year, according to a new report.

  • A guide to setting up a family office has been launched amid warnings that families must maintain unity or risk losing their wealth.

  • Education is by far the most supported philanthropic cause among family offices, according to the Global Family Office Report 2016 by Campden Wealth. Daniel Bardsley finds out why the returns on such a social impact investment can be financial, as well as feel-good

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