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December 1, 2014

Russian aggression in Ukraine, Ebola in West Africa, Middle Eastern conflict, US midterm elections and a continuing debt crisis in Europe. Even if global macro funds are poor performers, geopolitics and macroeconomic data needs to be central to your asset allocation decision-making. 

In terms of performance, hedge funds have had it rough the past few years. And of all the alternative investment styles, global macro has arguably had it the worst. Global macro strategies try to forecast macroeconomic developments around the world, such as interest rates, geopolitics, government policies and so on.

January 26, 2011

Stanley Ho, the Hong Kong and Macau-based casino king, has often been a controversial figure during his long career as one of East Asia’s better-known entrepreneurs.

Stanley Ho, the Hong Kong and Macau-based casino king, has often been a controversial figure during his long career as one of East Asia's better-known entrepreneurs.

According to some sources, the casino and property entrepreneur has allegedly been linked to the Chinese organised crime group, the Triads, and allegedly collaborated with the Japanese during World War II.

Not the sort of background – it might be felt – you would want hung out for wider scrutiny.

January 25, 2011

Macao casino billionaire Stanley Ho has accused his family of stealing his shares in SJM Holdings without his consent, raising debate about who would succeed Ho in the billion-dollar business.

Macao casino billionaire Stanley Ho has accused his family of stealing his shares in SJM Holdings without his consent, raising debate about who would succeed Ho in the billion-dollar business.

A filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange reveals that Ho's shares in the holding company have been divided between his wives and children. Ho, chairman of SJM, said through his lawyer that he had not authorised this transfer of shares to his family.

June 28, 2010

Elisabetta Gucci has reportedly received a lawsuit from the luxury group founded by her great grandfather Guccio Gucci over her plans to open a global chain of hotels under her name.

Elisabetta Gucci has reportedly received a lawsuit from the luxury group founded by her great grandfather Guccio Gucci over her plans to launch a hotel chain in her name.

The Bloomberg news service is reporting that Gucci Group, owned by the Pinault family-controlled PPR Group since 2004, has filed a lawsuit in Italy against Elisabetta and her partners in order to protect its rights.

May 12, 2010

Peter Thornton gave Campden FB a searingly honest interview about being ousted from his family’s business, UK-based confectionery giant Thorntons, in 1987. Peter now gives an exclusive account of the fortunes of the company since the IPO and explains what he would have done differently

Peter Thornton gave Campden FB a searingly honest interview about being ousted from his family's business, UK-based confectionery giant Thorntons, in 1987 (continue reading here). An IPO in 1988 was a vehicle through which the family ultimately tried to solve the mounting conflict between four third-generation brothers.

May 4, 2010

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away.

April 28, 2010

What is conflict? One definition states it is “an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources and interference from others in achieving their goals,” writes Walid Chiniara

What is conflict? According to just one of many definitions, it is "an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources and interference from others in achieving their goals," writes Walid Chiniara.

March 10, 2010

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain’s largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain's largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral.

December 3, 2009

Larry Colin worked in the family business, Colin Service, for 37 years before he was forced to sell to settle a long-running disagreement with his brother. He shares his experiences and urges others in a similar situation to act before the family relationship is ruined permanently

My grandfather Sam Colin came to the US from Poland aged 10 and founded Yonkers Window Cleaning Inc in 1913. The business started as a small window cleaning shop with five employees serving retail stores, homes, and commercial buildings.

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