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September 24, 2019

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

Nearly half (45%) of principals surveyed said they were re-aligning their investment strategy to manage risk or take advantage of opportunistic events (42%). Another two-fifths (42%) said they were increasing their cash reserves, while a fifth (22%) are reducing leverage exposure within their investments.

September 19, 2019

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth, Sodexo scores high on sustainability for 15th year, Rockefeller moves into tech founder succession planning.

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth

The Italian Alessi family behind some of the most recognisable designer homeware products in the world has sold a 40% share of its business for an undisclosed sum to a UK private equity firm.

The Alessi company was fully owned by the founding family, who were looking for a partner to help them grow the firm, Oakley Capital announced this week. Alessi family members Alberto, Alessio, Michele and Stefano kept 60% of the company and pledged to reinvest in the firm.

July 18, 2019

Asia Pacific and North American business families of wealth have powered the record-breaking growth in the number of family offices by more than one-third in only two years.

Asia Pacific and North American business families of wealth have powered the record-breaking growth in the number of family offices by more than one-third in only two years.

The total estimated assets under management of family offices stands at $5.9 trillion, while the wealth of the families behind them totals a vast $9.4 trillion.

June 13, 2019

In the countdown to the coveted CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards, Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo, co-chief executives of new partner BNP Paribas Wealth Management, discuss the trends they are seeing in Europe’s family business community and give their advice for sustainable success.

In the countdown to the coveted CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards, Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo, co-chief executives of new partner BNP Paribas Wealth Management, discuss the trends they are seeing in Europe’s family business community and give their advice for sustainable success.

April 12, 2019

The “Core Characteristics of Impact Investing” have been unveiled to help family offices interested in creating positive change navigate the growing $502 billion impact market.

The “Core Characteristics of Impact Investing” have been unveiled to help family offices interested in creating positive change navigate the growing $502 billion impact market.

Intentionality, Evidence-Based Investment Design, Impact Management and Contribution to Industry Growth were declared as the core characteristics to provide reference points and practical actions to establish the baseline expectations for impact investing.

March 6, 2019

“Why are people talking about family governance?” “What do they mean and why is it important?” “Does family governance mean I need a family council? A family constitution?”

The word governance often sounds intimidating. I recommend replacing it with the term decision-making.

“Why are people talking about family governance?” “What do they mean and why is it important?” “Does family governance mean I need a family council? A family constitution?”

The word governance often sounds intimidating. I recommend replacing it with the term decision-making.

February 1, 2019

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

January 16, 2019

The trusted adviser who spearheaded a $50 billion spree of acquisitions over the last five years for Germany’s Reimann family will be succeeded by executives who expanded the portfolios of the families behind Mars and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The trusted adviser who spearheaded a $50 billion spree of acquisitions over the last five years for Germany’s Reimann family will be succeeded by executives who expanded the portfolios of the families behind Mars and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

December 20, 2018

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

The world's second-largest wine and spirits group has came under fire from US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott, which has built up a stake worth about €1 billion ($1.13 billion) equivalent to about a 2.5% stake in the company controlled by the third generation Ricard family

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