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July 12, 2019

The wealth of the world’s richest people, often leaders of legacy business families, has been hit the hardest by global economic turbulence to the tune of $2 trillion—the first downturn in seven years.

The wealth of the world’s richest people, often leaders of legacy business families, has been hit the hardest by global economic turbulence to the tune of $2 trillion—the first downturn in seven years.

The wealth of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), who represent the richest 1% of the world’s high net worth individual (HNWI) population, accounted for 75% of the total global wealth decline, according to the new World Wealth Report 2019 released this week.

March 1, 2019

The Danish family-owned toy giant Lego Group will build on its return to growth after a two-year slump by accelerating expansion in China, India and the Middle East.

The Danish family-owned toy giant Lego Group will build on its return to growth after a two-year slump by accelerating expansion in China, India and the Middle East.

October 30, 2018

A vast increase of wealth among the world’s aging billionaire population is creating a new wave of powerful multigenerational families, according to the new Billionaires Insights 2018 report.

A vast increase of wealth among the world’s aging billionaire population is creating a new wave of powerful multigenerational families, according to the new Billionaires Insights 2018 report.

The world’s 2,158 billionaires collectively increased their wealth by $1.4 trillion last year to $8.9 trillion—the largest absolute increase in billionaire wealth history.

A total of 199 billionaires were created over the year globally, with nearly one-third gaining their wealth through some form of innovation.

August 30, 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its luxury menswear, but the Italian family-owned group is pursuing American women and millennials and consolidating its Asian market with its $500 million takeover of US label Thom Browne.

Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its luxury menswear, but the Italian family-owned group is pursuing American women and millennials and consolidating its Asian market with its $500 million takeover of US label Thom Browne.

August 8, 2018

Heineken strikes Chinese expansion deal, Continental splits its business, and Cargill bulks up on meat, animal feed

Heineken strikes Chinese expansion deal

Heineken has taken a $3.1 billion stake in the parent company of China’s largest brewery, China Resources Beer, heating up competition among Western brewers breaking into the largest emerging market.

Heineken, the world’s second largest brewer and 50% owned by the founding family, currently runs at a loss in China, and the new acquisition will give it access to strong distribution networks, and the chance to acquaint Chinese drinkers with its products.

April 18, 2018

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

This was among the insights heard by international family business principals and significant investors when they attended the East Meets West Discovery Seminar, the second annual private event hosted by Campden Wealth in London yesterday.

March 6, 2018

Flat global sales and corporate streamlining are behind an 8% drop in revenue for 2017, the Danish family owned Lego Group announced today.

Flat global sales and corporate streamlining are behind an 8% drop in revenue for 2017, the Danish family owned Lego Group announced today.

Revenue for the full year fell after more than a decade of strong growth to DKK 35 billion ($5.8 billion) from DKK 37.9 billion ($6.3 billion) in 2016. The decline came despite a Lego movie and Star Wars merchandise tie-ins and the royal opening of the Lego House family attraction last year.

March 2, 2018

Billionaires are growing in numbers and many want philanthropic advice, but public trust in charities has dropped and challenges remain in getting donations to where funds are most needed.

Billionaires are growing in numbers and many want philanthropic advice, but public trust in charities has dropped and challenges remain in getting donations to where funds are most needed.

These were among the international perspectives and trends in philanthropy discussed at the first Philanthropy Programme event for 2018, organised by Philanthropy Impact and the STEP Society.

December 18, 2017

Why are family-controlled companies in Asia-Pacific much more likely to be publicly listed than in other parts of the world?

Why are family-controlled companies in Asia-Pacific much more likely to be publicly listed than in other parts of the world?

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