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May 27, 2015

Australian entrepreneur Peter Scanlon, who made his wealth in the logistics and aviation industries, is opening up his family office to new families.

Australian entrepreneur Peter Scanlon, who made his wealth in the logistics and aviation industries, is opening up his family office to new families.

Scanlon, 70, told Australian business website BRW that the existing team will continue at the new company, which will be known as Hume Partners, and will target individuals or families with more than AUS$20 million of investible funds.

May 27, 2015

Samson Paper, like many Asian family businesses, are not only driving the economic development of their countries, but are also shaping global production and consumption, and have recently expanded into sectors including aeronautics and marine services

Samson Paper, like many Asian family businesses, are not only driving the economic development of their countries, but are also shaping global production and consumption, and have recently expanded into sectors including aeronautics and marine services

Samson Paper in numbers
Founded: 1965
Generation: Second
Revenues: $660 million (2013)
Employees: 1,730

May 26, 2015

While a good reputation can bolster consumer loyalty and even increase sales, one slip up in the public eye can set a family name back generations. A new report by Campden Wealth and Credit Suisse looks at the increasing importance of reputation management in Asia

When Korea Air vice president Cho Hyun-ah delayed a flight on her family’s airline last year after becoming enraged by a flight attendant who served her nuts in a bag rather than on a plate, the public fallout was immediate. Twitter hashtags were created and newspaper editorials criticised her entitlement. Within a month the 40-year-old had resigned from all her positions within the family holding company Hanjin Group and is facing criminal charges, while her family’s airline is looking at a $2 million fine and possible flight bans.

June 19, 2014

Family-owned chocolate maker Whittaker’s has announced it is expanding into the Malaysian market allowing its New Zealand-made chocolates to be sold by major retailers.

Family-owned chocolate maker Whittaker’s has announced it is expanding into the Malaysian market allowing its New Zealand-made chocolates to be sold by major retailers.

The family business, founded in 1896, has previously only supplied its chocolate range to Malaysian duty free shops.

Fourth-gen Matt Whittaker, head of international markets, says flavours being introduced have not previously been available in the Malaysian market, such as such as peanut butter, macadamia nut and dark peppermint fondant.

October 2, 2013

Asia Pacific is set to topple North America from its throne as home to the most wealthy individuals next year, according to new research, with the region’s high net worth individual population growing at twice the rate of the rest of the world between 2007 and 2012.

Asia Pacific is set to topple North America from its throne as home to the most wealthy individuals next year, according to new research, with the region’s high net worth individual population growing at twice the rate of the rest of the world between 2007 and 2012.

When it comes to ultra-high net worth individuals, the Asia Pacific Wealth Report 2013, published by CapGemini and RBC Wealth Management, revealed the Asia-Pacific's population had increased 15% over the same period – compared to the global average of 10%.

July 17, 2013

Australia is ahead of the game when it comes to single family offices, according to new research, with the Asia-Pacific country boasting 250 out of the estimated 2,700 that exist globally.

Australia is ahead of the game when it comes to single family offices, according to new research, with the Asia-Pacific country boasting 250 out of the estimated 2,700 that exist globally.

Tables compiled by Eureka Report, an Australian investment website, reveal the country’s top 20 family offices are worth AU$103.9 billion (€73.2 billion), while the top 20 are worth AU$177.5 billion.

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