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April 8, 2014

The sprawling, family-controlled conglomerates common in the Gulf Cooperation Council may not survive the next generational transfer if they don't refine their focus, according to a recent report.   

The sprawling, family-controlled conglomerates common in the Gulf Cooperation Council may not survive the next generational transfer if they don't refine their focus, according to a recent report.

Booz & Co, the management consulting division of international accountancy firm PWC, said slowing growth in the GCC as well as greater numbers of foreign companies operating in the region is another threat to the longevity of regional family firms.

August 13, 2013

Anxiety about money and fear for their image can drive families to take risks and to diversify like crazy. Outsourcing control is a good idea.

Family businesses are conservative, they look to the long-term at the expense of short-term opportunities, lack dynamism and are risk-averse. Right? Wrong. That might be the conventional wisdom, but in fact family businesses can take just as many risky decisions as the most red-blooded, profit-hungry private firm. They just do so for different reasons.

July 27, 2010

One of Asia’s wealthiest families is expected to further diversify away from its core business with the purchase of Thailand’s biggest cable TV operator from private equity firm the Carlyle Group.

One of Asia's wealthiest families is expected to further diversify away from its core business with the purchase of Thailand's biggest cable TV operator from private equity firm the Carlyle Group.
 
The Tsai family, who made their fortune in finance, is thought to be bidding more than $2 billion for the business, called Kbro.
 

June 18, 2010

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

June 9, 2010

Family offices have grown increasingly concerned about their foreign currency exposure in recent months as they have watched the euro spiral downward and sovereign debt problems surface around the world, writes Michael S Fischer.

Family offices have grown increasingly concerned about their foreign currency exposure in recent months as they have watched the euro spiral downward and sovereign debt problems surface around the world, writes Michael S Fischer.

April 1, 2002

Family businesses have special traits that allow them to follow different, unconventional business strategies to those pursued by non-family firms – the advantages of trust within the business, ownership commitment and a longer term view all contribute to their strategic success

Family businesses have special traits that allow them to follow different, unconventional business strategies to those pursued by non-family firms – the advantages of trust within the business, ownership commitment and a longer term view all contribute to their strategic success

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