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September 26, 2011

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The research shows that the price of prime properties in central London rose by 0.6% in September 2011 compared to the previous month, hitting an average of £3.97 million per house.

In the last 12 months, prices have grown by 11.4%, representing a price hike of £1,117, per day the study also found.

April 9, 2010

Raymond J Baer, founding family member and chairman of Julius Baer Group Ltd, launched an impassioned defence of Switzerland as a financial centre at the company’s AGM yesterday, but predicted that lessons learned by investors from the financial crisis would not be remembered in the future.

Raymond J Baer (pictured), founding family member and chairman of Julius Baer Group Ltd, launched an impassioned defence of Switzerland as a financial centre at the company's AGM yesterday, but predicted that lessons learned by investors from the financial crisis would not be remembered in the future.

October 26, 2009

Family offices are facing a period of upheaval and uncertainty. However, the crisis may provide just the catalyst the industry needed to refine services, reassess investment and regain some commonsense

At first it was disbelief, then it was horror. Next came resignation, followed in short order by a healthy period of assessment. Now it's time for action. In the wake of the financial meltdown and ensuing mayhem - the Madoff fraud, negligence by counterparties in performing proper due diligence, exposure of gaping holes in the regulatory system and the collapse in the value of assets, family offices around the world have taken a long and forensic look at their business model and are mobilising to combat the crisis.

September 28, 2009

As anyone who was a victim of Madoff will testify, being hit with sudden financial loss is like finding yourself in a capsized boat without a life jacket. However, there are things you can do to regain control, including following this seven-step plan

As anyone who was a victim of  Madoff will testify, being hit with sudden financial loss is like finding yourself in a capsized boat without a life jacket. However, there are things you can do regain control, including following this seven-step plan, writes Tom Davidow and Pat Annino

1. Acknowledge the crisis.

August 27, 2009

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director, Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines strategies to help your family business through the current storm.

In recent months many firms have laid off employees, shelved growth plans and cut budgets as the recession and general pessimism continues to afflict the business world. Amid the deepest and most widespread economic downturn for more than 50 years, international trade is forecast to fall by more than 13% and world economic activity to shrink by 2.7%, according to Paris-based body the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

January 1, 2002

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner.

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner. Subtitled 'the unique challenges of life in your twenties', it sets out to show that today young people "work too hard, earn too much and play too fast". This may be true if you're a feckless heir, or an overpaid financial trader, but it hardly represents the mass.

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