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November 1, 2005

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia’s hedge fund industry

Jackson Chan is with Sail Advisors Limited (Sail), a subsidiary of Search Investment Group, an alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong.

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia's hedge fund industry

November 1, 2004

SRI and CSR are big buzzwords in the West, where the ethics of corporates seem largely bereft. Investors in the Far East are warming to the idea, finds Melanie Stern, but the region has its own set of hurdles to overcome

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

SRI and CSR are big buzzwords in the West, where the ethics of corporates seem largely bereft. Investors in the Far East are warming to the idea, finds Melanie Stern, but the region has its own set of hurdles to overcome

September 1, 2004

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn’t stopped Hong Kong’s domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it’s all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

Hywel Lewis is a freelance journalist specialising in family businesses.

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn't stopped Hong Kong's domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it's all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

January 1, 2004

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best way to invest in a number of properties under a single security, and carry a number of benefits for wealth family portfolios, explains Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best way to invest in a number of properties under a single security, and carry a number of benefits for wealth family portfolios, explains Melanie Stern

'Bricks and mortar' has always been the advice of every wise parent to their first-time investing children, and is still smart money across the spectrum of portfolios.

April 1, 2003

PT GISTEX: professionalism at play

Petrina Faustine is a professor at Magister Management of Administration and Technology Program at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia.

PT GISTEX: professionalism at play

January 1, 2003

Makassar Jewelry: A successful third generation family business

Petrina Faustine is a professor at Magister Management of Administration and Technology Program at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia.

Makassar Jewelry: A successful third generation family business

In a new series, Families in Business readers will learn about family business in Asia. This first article examines a family business in Indonesia that has been in existence for over 70 years.

Introduction

November 1, 2002

Five years after the meltdown of the Thai economy and the beginning of the Asian crisis, family businesses are clearly in transition

Clayton Hebbard is Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Thailand and specialises in family business consulting.

Five years after the meltdown of the Thai economy and the beginning of the Asian crisis, family businesses are clearly in transition

Thailand means "land of the free" and throughout its 800-year history, Thailand can boast the distinction of being the only country in South East Asia never to be colonised. Arguably, this is due to the pragmatic policies of its leaders, as well as its geographical location between British and French colonies.

February 1, 2002

In this issue’s guest editorial, Dr Manesh L Shrikant examines the Indian family business scene and the challenges it faces in achieving future growth and prosperity

The landscape ofIndian family managed businesses (FMBs) is in a state of disequilibrium, even turmoil, as evidenced from certain performance paradoxes given in Table 1, on the next page. Analysis is not easy and future prognosis is even more difficult. However, by examining the evolution of India and its businesses, it is clear that certain challenges must be met for Indian businesses and India as a nation to move forward and prosper.

The business context

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