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August 30, 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its luxury menswear, but the Italian family-owned group is pursuing American women and millennials and consolidating its Asian market with its $500 million takeover of US label Thom Browne.

Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its luxury menswear, but the Italian family-owned group is pursuing American women and millennials and consolidating its Asian market with its $500 million takeover of US label Thom Browne.

August 22, 2018

Prioritising family-centred non-economic goals could have mitigated the reputational damage the Benetton family is suffering in the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in Italy, an academic says.

Prioritising family-centred non-economic goals could have mitigated the reputational damage the Benetton family is suffering in the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in Italy, an academic says.

Instead, the Italian public and media see the Benettons as a family that prioritised profits over public safety.

July 25, 2018

The family principal behind Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has pledged to build on the legacy of Sergio Marchionne, his friend and non-family chief executive, who is credited by many with rescuing the automaking group from bankruptcy.

The family principal behind Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has pledged to build on the legacy of Sergio Marchionne, his friend and non-family chief executive, who is credited by many with rescuing the automaking group from bankruptcy.

John Elkann, chairman and chief executive of the Agnelli family-controlled holding company Exor, paid tribute to Marchionne, who died suddenly today in intensive care in Zurich aged 66 from complications from shoulder surgery.

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.

January 31, 2018

Your family is in need of some downtime, but with a splash of glamour. So where do you go? And how are our luxury escapes changing? Alison Ebbage speaks to Philippe Brown, founder of bespoke travel planners Brown and Hudson

Your family is in need of some downtime, but with a splash of glamour. So where do you go? And how are our luxury escapes changing? Alison Ebbage speaks to Philippe Brown, founder of bespoke travel planners Brown and Hudson

December 6, 2017

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?


 

ASPEN, COLORADO, US

Few places fit the tag “billionaire’s playground” quite like Aspen, Colorado.

Nestled within the Rocky Mountains, it has long been one of the United States’ most exclusive skiing destinations.

December 21, 2016

Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

August 8, 2016

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? 

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? Edward Russell-Walling reports

February 12, 2016

Externship programmes, where next gens work for another business or manage a different unit of the family business, are a popular way to train the next generation for the future responsibilities of running the family enterprise. But what should next gens look for in an externship, what are the benefits and is there a danger that they won't return?

Mariella Bottiglieri must have always been destined to enter the shipping industry.

The daughter of fifth-generation Italian shipping magnate Giuseppe Bottiglieri, she was more likely to spend her childhood summers on board a tanker with her father than at the beach building sandcastles. She even has a tanker named after her.

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