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August 22, 2018

Prioritising family-centred non-economic goals could have mitigated the reputational damage the Benetton family is suffering in the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in Italy, an academic says.

Prioritising family-centred non-economic goals could have mitigated the reputational damage the Benetton family is suffering in the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in Italy, an academic says.

Instead, the Italian public and media see the Benettons as a family that prioritised profits over public safety.

August 2, 2018

Bacardi to eliminate one billion straws, Aldi banishes Australian icon, and South East Asian impact market picks up

Bacardi to eliminate one billion straws

Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits group, is aiming to eliminate one billion plastic straws by 2020.

June 28, 2017

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

Threats to the ultra-wealthy include evidence of populist dissatisfaction with the elite, as well as potentially changing views on immigration, national sovereignty and deindustrialisation.

January 16, 2015

The global ultra-high net worth population is set to transfer more than $16 trillion (€13.8 trillion) to the next generation over the next three decades in what will be the largest wealth transfer in history, according to a new report.

The global ultra-high net worth population is set to transfer more than $16 trillion (€13.8 trillion) to the next generation over the next three decades in what will be the largest wealth transfer in history, according to a new report.

The inaugural Wealth-X and NFP Family Wealth Transfers Report of 100,000 individuals claims the wealth transfer comes as a result of an ageing population of entrepreneurs, who are only now beginning to implement their succession plans. 

October 28, 2014

Financial services firms serve their own agenda – selling and distributing products and services – and should not be confused with family offices, despite often positioning themselves as such, a new journal paper has argued.

Financial services firms serve their own agenda – selling and distributing products and services – and should not be confused with family offices, despite often positioning themselves as such, a new journal paper has argued.

August 29, 2014

Business-owning family members become less focused on financial wealth with age and increase the value they place on relationships within the company, new research out of the US has revealed.

Business-owning family members become less focused on financial wealth with age and increase the value they place on relationships within the company, new research out of the US has revealed.

The academic paper, published in a recent edition of Family Business Review, also revealed the results had knock-on effects for the type of people families go to for advice about their business, which could affect their companies’ ability to meet challenges down the road.

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