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May 24, 2018

Luciano Benetton has overhauled the fashion empire he co-founded by forming a new corporate vehicle and appointing next generation family members to its board.

Luciano Benetton has overhauled the fashion empire he co-founded by forming a new corporate vehicle and appointing next generation family members to its board.

March 16, 2018

Cathay losses offset by property at Swire Pacific; VW cars using more diesel following recall; and governance, employee care characterise family firms

Cathay losses offset by property at Swire Pacific

Swire Pacific has reported a HK$4.7 billion ($600 million) profit for 2017, as losses from subsidiary Cathay Pacific were offset by property sales.

The Hong Kong arm of UK-based family investment vehicle John Swire & Sons (JS&S) posted revenues of $10.2 billion, up 29% from 2016, off the back of the settlement of a large property deal.

May 10, 2017

What does it take to start then grow a business into a successful, multi-billion dollar holding yet maintain total family control through the generations? Alison Ebbage reports

What does it take to start then grow a business into a successful, multi-billion dollar holding yet maintain total family control through the generations? Alison Ebbage reports

May 3, 2017

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

April 24, 2017

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th US president has thrust a family business leader into the most important job in the world. What will be the impact on family businesses in the US (and beyond) of having a family business-friendlier figure in charge? Nicholas Moody and James Beech report

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th US president has thrust a family business leader into the most important job in the world. What will be the impact on family businesses in the US (and beyond) of having a family business-friendlier figure in charge? Nicholas Moody and James Beech report

April 12, 2017

Living longer thanks to advances in healthcare and technology means family business leaders may marry and have children more than once, with huge repercussions around the kitchen table and the boardroom table. James Beech looks at how ‘blended families’ and family businesses mix

Living longer thanks to advances in healthcare and technology means family business leaders may marry and have children more than once, with huge repercussions around the kitchen table and the boardroom table. James Beech looks at how ‘blended families’ and family businesses mix

August 16, 2016

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In respect of their wishes, we have kept the name of this family anonymous while trying to share as much detail as possible.

July 7, 2016

Family governance is not a perfect science and its application is not particularly straightforward.  Some would say that the odds are stacked against success if you consider the number of issues that could potentially derail a project. Who the family entrusts with the responsibility of the project is a critical early choice that will impact the odds of success.

Family governance is not a perfect science and its application is not particularly straightforward.  Some would say that the odds are stacked against success if you consider the number of issues that could potentially derail a project. Who the family entrusts with the responsibility of the project is a critical early choice that will impact the odds of success.

July 6, 2016

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Up and coming members of family businesses often struggled to be heard by traditional elders but consultants from finance, academia and law can help next-gens find their voices when challenging firmly held views.

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