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January 14, 2019

Classic cars are in the fast lane of luxury assets, but what are the nuts and bolts of collecting to consider? James Beech is in the driving seat

Classic cars are in the fast lane of luxury assets, but what are the nuts and bolts of collecting to consider? James Beech is in the driving seat

Each year East London’s vast ExCel centre is overrun by more than 40,000 discerning owners, collectors, experts, and enthusiasts who flood the events space on the banks of the River Thames for the London Classic Car Show. Hidden among the masses, passion investors from global multigenerational family businesses are hard to spot, but they are here.

January 23, 2015

The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. So does it make sense for a family office to hide its art away?

January 6, 2015

Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P), the multi family office founded by relatives of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, has posted falling profits following the sale of its Russian real estate business, according to accounts filed with Companies House. 

Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P), the multi family office founded by relatives of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, has posted falling profits following the sale of its Russian real estate business, according to accounts filed with Companies House.

The accounts reveal that FF&P earned £2.7 million for the year ending March 2014, compared to a £4.4 million the year before, having secured a one-off performance fee for the sale of their Russia Real Estate Limited Business.

January 14, 2012

What’s not to love about the James Bond films? The flashy cars, latest gizmos and gadgets and the aura of mystery surrounding the fictional secret service agent can keep viewers riveted to their seats. And now there is more good news for its fans, as the family business behind the James Bond franchise recently unveiled a collectable set featuring all the Bond films.

What’s not to love about the James Bond films? The flashy cars, latest gizmos and gadgets and the aura of mystery surrounding the fictional secret service agent can keep viewers riveted to their seats. And now there is more good news for its fans, as the family business behind the James Bond franchise recently unveiled a collectable set featuring all the Bond films.

November 17, 2008

Family-owned clothing company Brioni is looking at the possibility of outside investment as the credit crunch hits the luxury retail sector.

Family-owned clothing company Brioni is looking at the possibility of outside investment as the credit crunch hits the luxury retail sector.

It is being reported that the Italian company, famous for kitting out James Bond, has appointed BNP Paribas to advise it on an expansion plan, which includes putting a 20–25% stake up for sale.

"This is a family company. We need to think about the future and ways to develop the brand," Antonella De Simone, Brioni's co-chief executive officer and descendent of one of the founders, was quoted as saying.

February 20, 2008

The independent multi-family office set up by the descendants of a famous Scottish banking family has announced changes to its board.

The independent multi-family office set up by the descendants of a famous Scottish banking family has announced changes to its board. The reorganisation at London-based Fleming Family and Partners, which also counts James Bond author Ian Fleming among its progeny, sees the retirement of founding family shareholder Roddie Fleming.

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