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July 6, 2016

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Up and coming members of family businesses often struggled to be heard by traditional elders but consultants from finance, academia and law can help next-gens find their voices when challenging firmly held views.

July 1, 2016

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Ultra-high net worth individual (UHNWI) wealth traditionally drove high net worth individual (HNWI) wealth each year however, the usual boost did not materialise in 2015, according to new World Wealth Report by Capgemini.

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

March 4, 2016

A concerted coordination between global regulators and national governments means regulation is impacting families on matters as diverse as tax information to reputation. Rose Carr and Nicholas Moody ask experts what regulatory measures family offices should watch out for

March 4, 2016

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far. But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far.

But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

After decades of risk aversion, an improvement in the economy is leading companies to start addressing the chronically low returns on equity their investors have endured for years.

November 2, 2015

The founder of the world’s largest two wheeler business has died at the age of 92, leaving behind a multi billion dollar family empire.

The founder of the world’s largest two-wheeler business has died at the age of 92, leaving behind a multi billion dollar family empire.

Brijmohan Lall Munjal was among four brothers who founded the predecessor company to Hero MotoCorp in 1954, and remained chairman emeritus until his death on Sunday.

His son Pawan Munjal, who has been managing director and CEO since 2001, only succeeded his father as chairman in June.

August 28, 2015

New Zealand’s most successful jewellery chain will fall into the hands of the second generation in November, following a vote at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

New Zealand’s most successful jewellery chain will fall into the hands of the second generation in November, following a vote at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

Michael Hill International launched in 1979, with one shop opened in Whangarei, a small city of just 54,000 people, but today has 300 stores across Australia, New Zealand and North America.

The jewellery business, which is now headquartered in Australia, last year had revenues of AU$505.6 million.

August 5, 2015

Third-generation New Zealand businessman John Todd has been farewelled in Wellington this week.

Third-generation New Zealand businessman John Todd has been farewelled in Wellington this week.

The former chairman of Todd Corporation died last Wednesday, aged 88, following a short illness.

Todd Corporation, New Zealand’s largest family business, dates back to 1884 and has interests in energy, property development, healthcare, telecommuncations, technology and wine.

According to local business publication The NBR, the family is worth NZ$3.16 billion.

June 23, 2015

The vast majority of high net worth investors consider social impact an important factor when choosing investments, but many are unsure who to turn to for advice on opportunities and execution, new research has revealed.

The vast majority of high net worth investors consider social impact an important factor when choosing investments, but many are unsure who to turn to for advice on opportunities and execution, new research has revealed.

RBC and Capgemini’s World Wealth Report, which surveyed more than 5,000 individuals, also found that strong economic and equity market performance has created 920,000 new millionaires worldwide in 2014.

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