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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?

August 23, 2016

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

More than 17 million Britons voted on 23 June to leave the European Union after 43 years – triggering a tsunami of unprecedented political upheaval and volatility in financial markets which has shaken the United Kingdom and reverberated around the world.

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 21, 2016

Leaders of  $100 million family businesses say they and Britain are conditionally better off in the European Union in the week of the controversial referendum.

Leaders of  $100 million family businesses say they and Britain are conditionally better off in the European Union in the week of the controversial referendum.

An overwhelming 75% of principal owners, chief executives and trusted advisers said the United Kingdom should stay in the EU, in our exclusive survey of the global Campden Wealth community.

“A strong united EU is needed for world peace,” a Remain-voting, Europe based principal of a $500 million to $1 bilion family business said.

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 2, 2016

It is the most important referendum in the United Kingdom for a generation and its impact - either way – is being felt around the world and may already be affecting your business.

It is the most important referendum in the United Kingdom for a generation and its impact - either way – is being felt around the world and may already be affecting your business.

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