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October 23, 2018

The management of risk is essential to the human experience. For families who may be targets for attempted fraud, extortion or, in extreme cases, personal security risks such as kidnapping, mitigation begins with consciousness of the risks and having the right underlying protections in place.

The management of risk is essential to the human experience. We do it every day, to greater and lesser degrees; planning travel, investing in businesses, crossing the road. Most of our essential life decisions involve at least a degree of risk and while these can be managed, they can rarely be eliminated entirely.

For families who may be targets for attempted fraud, extortion or, in extreme cases, personal security risks such as kidnapping, mitigation begins with consciousness of the risks and having the right underlying protections in place.

June 18, 2018

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

It’s all about the money

April 17, 2018

Blind panic may be the first response to a cyber-attack, but family businesses and family offices need not fear if they follow training and a steady response. Three cyber experts at Schillings tell Daniel Bardsley how to react

Blind panic may be the first response to a cyber-attack, but family businesses and family offices need not fear if they follow training and a steady response. Three cyber experts at Schillings tell Daniel Bardsley how to react

Few things are worse for an organisation than falling victim to a cyber-attack, not least because the consequences can go well beyond the direct effects of having data leaked or made inaccessible.

The reputational damage can prove fatal.

July 27, 2017

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

July 20, 2017

Third-gen building firm leaves the family; Grosvenor build for ‘Generation Rent’; and Schillings hires three new partners

 

Third-gen building firm leaves the family

A US construction firm founded in 1925 has passed into the hands of its first non-family owner.

But the man taking the reins at Pennsylvania’s Mowery, David Cross, is no stranger to the business having been involved with it for more than 30 years. He was made president in 2015 as part of former third generation owner Don Mowery’s succession plan.

June 23, 2017

CK Hutchison Holdings patriarch to step aside; Batista family fighting to avoid asset freeze in corruption probe; and Cyber-attacks plague UK business

CK Hutchison Holdings patriarch to step aside

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, 88, has announced he will step down as the chairman of multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, which he founded more than 60 years ago.

Li turns 89 in July and said he was unlikely to resign before his 90th birthday. A story by MarketWatch named son and deputy president Victor Li as his likely successor. The younger Li has spent more than 30 years working under his father.

May 19, 2017

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

The Global Family Office Report found 15% of family offices admitted being victims of a cyber-security breach and most hacks resulted in resulted in losses of $50,000 or less. However, one case resulted in the loss of $10 million or more and industry commentators suspected the real number of family offices attacked was far greater.

March 22, 2017

A quarter of British family businesses feel vulnerable to digital disruption but just over half have ever discussed the threat from cyber criminals in the board room, says PwC research.

A quarter of British family businesses feel vulnerable to digital disruption but just over half have ever discussed the threat from cyber criminals in the board room, says PwC research.

Digital apathy was greater in the global private sector than the global public sector, with 68% of private company chief executives concerned about the speed of technological change compared to a greater 74% of global public companies. A lowly 41% of private company chief executives were not concerned about cyber threats compared to 65% of global public companies.

January 4, 2017

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research.

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