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September 12, 2018

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

A patriarch or matriarch’s fear for their own future, their fear of running out of resources to live on and their fear of having nothing to do sometimes manifested when the time came to transfer control of the business they had often spent a lifetime building.

June 1, 2018

The appointment in April of Alexandre de Rothschild to the supervisory board of Rothschild & Co is the latest in an international wave of young family business scions seizing greater controls at the heart of their large, global family firms.

The appointment in April of Alexandre de Rothschild to the supervisory board of Rothschild & Co is the latest in an international wave of young family business scions seizing greater controls at the heart of their large, global family firms.

Alexandre, 37, becomes the seventh generation of the family in charge of the bank in a long-planned succession that sees his father, David de Rothschild, 75, become supervisory board chairman.

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.

August 17, 2017

Family-owned Tiki torch company distances itself from Charlottesville; Bulleit next-gen says she was fired for being gay; and Chinese family buy British football club.

Family-owned Tiki torch company distances itself from Charlottesville

The family-owned maker of the torches carried by white supremacists in violent protests in Charlottesville is distancing itself from the events.

TIKI Brand Products, owned by US family conglomerate WC Bradley Co, founded in 1885, condemned the protests which led to the death of 32-year-old civil rights activist Heather Heyer, who was allegedly mown down by a car driven by James Fields. Dozens of others were injured during the protest on 11 August.

July 21, 2017

Paths to success, approaches to philanthropy and preparing the next generation are just some of the topics Switzerland’s “leading ladies” will discuss in a new event hosted by Campden Wealth.

Paths to success, approaches to philanthropy and preparing the next generation are just some of the topics Switzerland’s “leading ladies” will discuss in a new event hosted by Campden Wealth.

June 7, 2017

Disruptions in the market, competition and even family relationships concern the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte.

Disruptions in the market, competition and even family relationships concern the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte.

May 18, 2017

A startling 49% of business owners have not made a will, and 22% say they have not started any form of wealth transfer planning.

A startling 49% of business owners have not made a will, and 22% say they have not started any form of wealth transfer planning, new research suggests.

The report, Business owners & wealth transfer: Applying the lessons learned in business to wealth transfer, surveyed 384 business owners in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, each worth an average of $6.4 million.

January 9, 2017

Enterprising family businesses and how next-generation leaders are pushing the boundaries 

November 14, 2016

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

To some the origins of Fiege might sound like the classic 1980s British sitcom Only Fools and Horses: an entrepreneurial farmer-cum-businessman fixes a rickety cart to one of his horses in the hope his new “transportation business” will make him a millionaire.

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