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November 26, 2018

Our roundup of new and noteworthy business book releases, featuring Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Andrew Tanzer; The Wealth Elite: A Groundbreaking Study of the Psychology of the Super Rich by Rainer Zitelmann, and Passing the Torch: Preserving Family Wealth Beyond the Third Generation by Ilze Alberts.

Our roundup of new and noteworthy business book releases, featuring Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Andrew Tanzer; The Wealth Elite: A Groundbreaking Study of the Psychology of the Super Rich by Rainer Zitelmann, and Passing the Torch: Preserving Family Wealth Beyond the Third Generation by Ilze Alberts.

Robert Kuok: A Memoir

November 6, 2018

Private equity accounts for 22% of the average family office portfolio worldwide and interest is rocketing among families, a new study by Campden Research says.

Private equity accounts for 22% of the average family office portfolio worldwide and interest is rocketing among families, a new study by Campden Research says.

The new Private Equity Investing and Co-Investment Activity by Family Offices report, released today, said interest in the asset class in the family office community continued to grow, driven mainly by outsized returns and the availability of opportunities “that are deemed superior to those within public equities”.

March 21, 2014

The octogenarian founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, has moved back to the home country, where he founded the family business, after four decades abroad.

The octogenarian founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, has moved back to the home country, where he founded the family business, after four decades abroad.

Kamprad, 87, quit Sweden in 1973 in protest against the country's high taxes, initially moving to Denmark before settling in Switzerland in 1976.

He first announced his plans in the summer of 2013, but heart and back problems delayed the move according to the Kamprad family's spokesman.

May 7, 2013

The Agnellis, the family behind Fiat, have built a reputation as one of Italy's greatest industrial dynasties. CampdenFB takes a look at the real people behind the famous names.

January 19, 2011

The world’s largest watchmaker, the Swatch Group, announced on 19 January that its sales reached a record $6.7 billion for 2010, and is upbeat about the year ahead.

The world's largest watchmaker, the Swatch Group, announced on 19 January that its sales reached a record $6.7 billion for 2010, and is upbeat about the year ahead.

The Geneva-based group announced a year-on-year 19% rise in sales, with its watches achieving an "excellent performance" in all markets and price segments. Apart from Swatch watches, the group also makes luxury timepieces like Breguet, Blancpain, Rado and Omega.  

The group said that it was optimistic about 2011, on the back of strong December sales, which were up 21% year-on-year.
 

January 14, 2011

The decade-long feud in one of South Korea’s richest families has taken another turn, as Hyundai Motor signed a preliminary agreement to control the country’s largest builder, pushing out rival bidder the Hyundai Group.

The decade-long feud in one of South Korea’s richest families has taken another turn, as Hyundai Motor signed a preliminary agreement to control the country’s largest builder, pushing out rival bidder the Hyundai Group.

January 13, 2011

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

In a statement, the New York-based company said it would hire Matthew Miller, former editor of Forbes' billionaire list, in February. Bloomberg plans to launch the rich list sometime in the next two years, but gave no exact date for the launch.

December 8, 2010

Two of France’s largest and most famed family businesses, Hermes and L’Oreal, have taken steps this week to bolster family control and reaffirm the family’s commitment to the company. But the question remains as to whether this is enough to ensure continued family ownership.

Two of France's largest and most famed family businesses, Hermes and L'Oreal, have taken steps this week to bolster family control and reaffirm the family's commitment to the company. But the question remains as to whether this is enough to ensure continued family ownership, writes Katie Barker. 

Hermes moved first with its family members setting up a holding company in an attempt to fend off unwelcome advances from much larger rival LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

December 6, 2010

Hyundai Group, the Korea-based conglomerate controlled by the Chung family, may face further scrutiny over its $4.8 billion bid for a controlling share in Hyundai Engineering & Construction.

Hyundai Group, the Korea-based conglomerate controlled by the Chung family, may face further scrutiny over its $4.8 billion bid for a controlling share in Hyundai Engineering & Construction. 

According to Korea Exchange Bank, one of the shareholders selling its stake in Hyundai E&C, the Hyundai Group will be asked for further details of the bid for the third time amid concerns over the funding of the deal.

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