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June 7, 2019

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Tax Justice UK’s new research released this week said the British government was handing out up to £666 million ($849 million) a year in inheritance tax reliefs on land and business property to families who were already well off.

March 14, 2019

The family behind Britain’s last domestically-owned carmaker says it sold its majority stake to an Italian family private equity firm to secure the future of its 110-year-old business.

The family behind Britain’s last domestically-owned carmaker says it sold its majority stake to an Italian family private equity firm to secure the future of its 110-year-old business.

Sports car manufacturer Morgan Motoring Company will be acquired by Italian investment group Investindustrial next month on undisclosed terms. The investment was made without financial debt and Morgan will have a positive net cash position upon closing of the transaction in April.

September 25, 2018

The world’s family offices have seen their investment performance more than double year-on-year as families exploit a bull equity market.

The world’s family offices have seen their investment performance more than double year-on-year as families exploit a bull equity market.

July 9, 2018

A triple-hit of major life crises led Feisal Alibhai from heading up a multinational family business to establishing the world’s first multi family health office. Feisal shares his personal story

A triple-hit of major life crises led Feisal Alibhai from heading up a multinational family business to establishing the world’s first multi family health office. Feisal shares his personal story

It is said that there’s nothing surer than death and taxes. Somehow we leave out change, which on a day-to-day basis is by far our greatest challenge. Whether it affects our financial affairs, our health, or our relationships, change is something none of us can avoid.

March 15, 2018

Fashion founders Hubert de Givenchy and Sonja Bata are being remembered by their families and foundations for their influence, elegance and philanthropy.

Fashion founders Hubert de Givenchy and Sonja Bata are being remembered by their families and foundations for their influence, elegance and philanthropy.

French couturier Givenchy, who designed for Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Jackie Kennedy, died in his sleep near Paris on 10 March at the age of 91.

July 27, 2017

Demand for meat drives Cargill profits, Armani reorganises as sales slip, and BMW to make e-Mini in UK

Demand for meat drives Cargill profits

Cargill, the US’s biggest private company, has made its largest profit in six years thanks to high consumer demand for meat.

The company’s protein business was the biggest contributor to its $3.04 billion adjusted earnings for the year ending 31 May, up 85% from $1.64 billion in the previous financial year. Net profit was $2.84 billion.

David MacLennan, chief executive, attributed the strong result to a two-year restructuring effort and favourable market.

July 10, 2017

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The international finance centre found 88% of practitioners it surveyed pointed to the loss of control as their greatest challenge in advising Chinese clients.

November 5, 2014

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

The trend is most prevalent in Taiwan, Spain, Poland, the Gulf countries, and Turkey, where more than 75% have a family legacy of entrepreneurialism.

The trend is shifting in younger generations, however, and entrepreneurs in developed economies are also less likely to come from family business backgrounds.

April 9, 2013

When Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979 Britain was a paralysed country. She did a lot that was necessary, but is she responsible for the quick-fix culture that has become the new British disease?

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