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October 19, 2018

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist and head of the Allen family office Vulcan, has died aged 65.

Vulcan, which managed his business and philanthropic interests, said in a statement he died in Seattle from complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, only two weeks after Allen announced he was being treated for the disease.

Allen was among the world’s wealthiest individuals and, at the time of his death, ranked 44th on Forbes 2018 list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of more than $20 billion.

March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

November 28, 2014

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

The deal is part of a $1.3 billion capital raise, which aims to reduce the company’s debt. It is the first time in the company’s eight-decade history that the Koplowitz family won’t have a controlling majority stake in the firm.

March 5, 2012

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion). 

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion).

May 30, 2008

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has taken a 3% stake in UK family-owned business Carpetright.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates (pictured) has taken a 3% stake in UK family-owned business Carpetright. Gates has made the investment through his private Cascade Investment company, which holds stakes in a diverse range of companies including family-owned Cox Communications and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

March 5, 2008

Microsoft owner Bill Gates has been over taken in a world rich list by a family business owner.

Microsoft owner Bill Gates has been overtaken in a world rich list by a family business owner. Carlos Slim, (pictured), who runs the Mexican telecommunications empire with his family, has been ranked second in a list of the world's richest people after narrowly being beaten to the top spot.

Warren Buffet tops the list with an estimated worth of $62 billion. Slim has $60 billion while Microsoft owner Bill Gates, who has topped the list for more than a decade, is ranked third with $58 billion.

July 1, 2006

How does a business-owning family renew a sense of ambition and drive in successive generations? Francois deVisscher looks at how entrepreneurs can instil a confidence and taste for risk-taking by introducing the next generation to philanthropic activities

François de Visscher  is founder and president of the family business consultancy de Visscher & Co. www.devisscher.com.

How does a business-owning family renew a sense of ambition and drive in successive generations? Francois deVisscher looks at how entrepreneurs can instil a confidence and taste for risk-taking by introducing the next generation to philanthropic activities

November 1, 2005

Family leaders can hamper progress and deter successors from taking over the running of the company. Dennis Jaffe summarises why it is important to keep a good work-life balance and the need for leaders to be aware of when the time is right to transfer power

Dennis Jaffe is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com

Family leaders can hamper progress and deter successors from taking over the running of the company. Dennis Jaffe summarises why it is important to keep a good work-life balance and the need for leaders to be aware of when the time is right to transfer power

June 1, 2003

Family businesses have always been here. They have survived vast change, dominated many fields and have made major, lasting contributions to the economy and to society. It will be interesting to see how family businesses evolve into the third millenium

James Olan Hutcheson spent 19 years in his family business, the world's largest photography company, before forming ReGENERATION Partners, an international business consulting group.

Family businesses have always been here. They have survived vast change, dominated many fields and have made major, lasting contributions to the economy and to society. It will be interesting to see how family businesses evolve into the third millenium

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