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September 15, 2011

Family businesses are unlikely to play a big role in driving growth in the number of high net worth individuals in Asia, according to a Hong Kong-based analyst. 

Family businesses are unlikely to play a big role in driving growth in the number of high net worth individuals in Asia, according to a Hong Kong-based analyst.

Amar Gill, head of special projects research at brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Market, told CampdenFB that family businesses will account for only around 20% to 30% of new wealth created over the next four years.

May 17, 2011

Family businesses in the US will make a significant contribution to the country’s economic recovery, according to the latest survey by Family Enterprise USA.

Family businesses in the US will make a significant contribution to the country’s economic recovery, according to the latest survey by Family Enterprise USA.

The survey, which questioned around 190 family businesses in the US, revealed that companies plan to add employees or retain their current staff numbers despite an overall sluggish recovery.

According to the survey, 52% of respondents will add more staff while 42% of businesses intend to maintain their workforce over the next 12 months.

February 3, 2011

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

According to IFB, family businesses use trusts to ensure stable management of the business, especially when handing over control to the next generation.

January 10, 2011

Samsung Electronics Company, a part of family-controlled Korean conglomerate Samsung Group, has been ranked second for the number of patents received in 2010, according to research done by IFI Claims Patent Services.

Samsung Electronics Company, a part of family-controlled Korean conglomerate Samsung Group, has been ranked second for the number of patents received in 2010, according to research done by IFI Claims Patent Services.

August 26, 2010

Next gens are no longer expected to join the family business as soon as they are able, but many are left with the difficult choice of whether to follow in their ancestors' footsteps or branch out on their own, writes Katie Barker.

Next gens are no longer expected to join the family business as soon as they are able, but many are left with the difficult choice of whether to follow in their ancestors' footsteps or branch out on their own, writes Katie Barker. 

August 13, 2010

A new study by the Institute for Family Business has revealed the UK’s 10 largest family businesses.

A new study by the Institute for Family Business has revealed the UK's 10 largest family businesses.

The list is headed by the Weston family-owned Associated British Foods, which had 2009 sales of £9.26 billion and includes well-known high street brands such as Kingsmill, Pataks, Primark, Ryvita and Twinings.

May 26, 2010

After much speculation and build up surrounding the 2010 general election, the UK has formed its first coalition government since the Second World War, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe

After much speculation and build up surrounding the 2010 general election, the UK has formed its first coalition government since the Second World War, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

May 19, 2010

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky. (Click here to view the report

April 28, 2010

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008, Bill Gates coined the term “creative capitalism”. In Asia, the family-owned business must be a critical part of the creative capitalism debate, writes Christian Stewart

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008 Bill Gates coined the term "creative capitalism", writes Christian Stewart. 

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