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Asia Pacific family businesses

November 2, 2017

Is your family or your business more important? This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference, hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

Is your family or your business more important?

This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference (APFOC), hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

November 4, 2016

Growth among family businesses will be held back if the community does not improve its strategic and succession planning, new research cautions.

Growth among family businesses will be held back if the community does not improve its strategic and succession planning, new research cautions.

This was the stark warning from PwC's eighth biennial Global Family Business Survey, which urged family business leaders to bolster their abilities to adapt to digital technology, succession, finance, and professionalisation.

November 3, 2016

An independent wealth advisory based in London and Hong Kong is seeing a sharp increase in demand for strategic management of family assets and both philanthropy and succession planning from Asia.

An independent wealth advisory based in London and Hong Kong is seeing a sharp increase in demand for strategic management of family assets and both philanthropy and succession planning from Asia.

May 25, 2016

PricewaterHouseCoopers (PwC) has set up an Asia-Pacific family business hub in Singapore, the island city-state where 89% of family businesses do not have a succession plan.

PricewaterHouseCoopers (PwC) has set up an Asia-Pacific family business hub in Singapore, the island city-state where 89% of family businesses do not have a succession plan.

Sian Steele, PwC UK family business leader who helped established the centre, said issues facing family businesses are universal.

However, Asia Pacific family business owners do not have the networking, communication, and support as developed in mature markets when they confront transition issues from first to second and second to third ownerships, Steele said.

December 8, 2015

A New Zealand businessman has shed tears at a shareholder meeting as he defended the appointment of his daughter to chairman of the jewellery company he founded.
 

A New Zealand businessman has shed tears at a shareholder meeting as he defended the appointment of his daughter to chairman of the jewellery company he founded.

Michael Hill International addressed shareholders at its annual meeting in Auckland last week, the first time since the business transitioned from the first to second generation of the family.

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.

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