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September 12, 2017

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

August 11, 2017

Lego has ousted its chief executive after eight months, trading him in for a younger toy boy with technology experience, as the company moves to be more competitive in the digitally-focussed play market.

Lego has ousted its chief executive after eight months, trading him in for a younger toy boy with technology experience, as the company moves to be more competitive in the digitally-focussed play market.

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

October 18, 2016

Campden Wealth is asking one of the most fundamental questions in the family business community as the launch pad for its latest agenda-setting study.

Campden Wealth is asking one of the most fundamental questions in the family business community as the launch pad for its latest agenda-setting study.

The organisation has teamed up with leading global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) to ask this autumn: How do you finance your family business?

August 31, 2016

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

Wedlake Bell commentated on the rocketing popularity of family offices following an EY report which claimed there are between 3,000 and 15,000 family offices worldwide, with more than half having been set up since the Millennium.

April 15, 2014

Entrepreneurial families in the UK generated approximately £540 billion (€654 billion) in revenues in 2013, adding £180 billion in gross value to the economy, and this figure is set to keep on rising, according to recent research.

Entrepreneurial families in the UK generated approximately £540 billion (€654 billion) in revenues in 2013, adding £180 billion in gross value to the economy, and this figure is set to keep on rising, according to recent research.

In the report Family affair: Spotlight on UK family SMEs, UK-based bank Barclays found there were 2.42 million first-generation, family-controlled small to medium-sized firms (SMEs), having climbed back from a low of 2.32 million in 2011 after the financial crisis.

February 28, 2014

Lego's annual results for 2013 have seen it become the world's most profitable toymaker – just a decade after the Danish family firm was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.  

Lego's annual results for 2013 have seen it become the world's most profitable toymaker – just a decade after the Danish family firm was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

Its revenue increased by 10% to DKK 25.4 billion (€3.4 billion), while net profit grew 9% to DKK 6.1 billion – beating nearest rival Mattel, maker of Barbie, by 25%. Mattel's net profit was $904 million (€654.8). 

March 11, 2013

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” Is now the right time to invest in property?

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” The warm feeling people like Ug felt from having a roof over their heads gave birth to the 16th century phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. In the 18th century, French philosopher Voltaire said: “The spirit of property doubles a man’s strength.”

January 10, 2012

Maintaining an entrepreneurial approach, integrating non-family members and planning succession are the main challenges UK mid-sized family businesses face, but a new initiative promises to unlock growth at these firms and boost the country’s economic development. 

Maintaining an entrepreneurial approach, integrating non-family members and planning succession are the main challenges UK mid-sized family businesses face, but a new initiative promises to unlock growth at these firms and boost the country’s economic development.

That’s what lobby group the Institute for Family Business told CampdenFB.

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