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February 13, 2019

Business families of significant wealth are reviewing the implications of Brexit as the scheduled date for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union looms.

Business families of significant wealth are reviewing the implications of Brexit as the scheduled date for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union looms.

PwC has been urging clients to start activating contingency plans in areas where Brexit may affect supply chains and cross-border change. For the sector as whole, many organisations were still waiting to see what the final outcome of negotiations will be before taking significant investment decisions, Peter Englisch (pictured above), global and EMEA family business leader at PwC Germany, said.

August 14, 2018

Family businesses account for more than two-thirds of UK businesses and many of these families have strong links with the European Union. The UK's exit from the EU could present them with significant risks, especially given that the regulatory framework that will govern the UK's future relationship with the EU is still unknown.

Family businesses account for more than two-thirds of UK businesses and many of these families have strong links with the European Union. The UK's exit from the EU could present them with significant risks, especially given that the regulatory framework that will govern the UK's future relationship with the EU is still unknown.

While nobody can foresee the economic outcome of Brexit, there are practical steps that family businesses can take to prepare for a future outside the EU.

November 8, 2016

Switzerland is one of the most stable economies in the world.  Analysts say the Swiss economy is set to expand in 2017 and is currently fairly valued. Tanzeel Akhtar reports

Switzerland is one of the most stable economies in the world.  Analysts say the Swiss economy is set to expand in 2017 and is currently fairly valued. Tanzeel Akhtar reports

The country is known for its neutral political stance, growth economy, strong currency, and low unemployment rate. Not forgetting its highly competitive tax regime. Is Switzerland embarking on another boom phase?

June 24, 2016

Britain has rejected its 43-year-old membership of the European Union despite severe warnings to remain from global family business leaders.

Britain has rejected its 43-year-old membership of the European Union despite severe warnings to remain from global family business leaders.

An exclusive survey of the Campden Wealth community of family businesses worth more than $100 million revealed this week a decisive 75% of owners, chief executives and advisers called for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU.

June 24, 2016

Short-term pain and long-term uncertainty was predicted before today’s shocking referendum result by more than 100 family business owners, principals, and advisers who took part in CampdenFB's exclusive Brexit survey. Here are some of the key findings:

Short-term pain and long-term uncertainty was predicted before today’s shocking referendum result by more than 100 family business owners, principals, and advisers who took part in CampdenFB's exclusive Brexit survey. Here are some of the key findings:

June 10, 2016

The global Campden Wealth community of family business leaders overwhelming believe Great Britain is better off staying in the European Union than leaving it.

The global Campden Wealth community of family business leaders overwhelming believe Great Britain is better off staying in the European Union than leaving it.
 
June 18, 2013

As the clamour for more financial transparency intensifies, offshore financial centres are having to adjust. What does this mean for these centres – and what should family offices know about the changes?

There are many lessons to be learned from the Cyprus fiasco, one of which is that offshore banking is a fragile thing on which to rest your economy these days. The general lack of sympathy for Nicosia also suggests that it is not exactly seen as a worthy pursuit.

February 26, 2009

Offshore centres around the world are being vilified by the OECD and the EU, but what are the facts?

In October 2008, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) renewed its campaign against offshore financial centres before, in November, the European Commission announced plans to extend its savings tax directive.

Although some offshore centres have adopted a wait and see attitude to these developments, others have already expressed anger at the potential threat to their financial services industries. Cayman and Switzerland have been among the most vocal.

November 1, 2004

Can experience along the borderland of Mexico and the US bring opportunities for family businesses in Europe to compete in the expanded EU? Frederick Metz Shepperd thinks so

Frederick Metz Shepperd is managing director of the Quadral Group, a consulting firm with offices in Europe and North America.

Can experience along the borderland of Mexico and the US bring opportunities for family businesses in Europe to compete in the expanded EU? Frederick Metz Shepperd thinks so

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