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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.

May 17, 2016

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

April 28, 2016

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

April 20, 2016

Next-generation members of family businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of installing outsiders in senior roles, according to a report.

Next-generation members of family businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of installing outsiders in senior roles, according to a report.

Although nine out of ten next gens have, or expect to have, a governance role themselves in the business, many believe an external hire may be able to contribute more, according to PwC’s Great Expectations: The Next Generation of Family Business Leaders.

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.

February 5, 2016

Marketing your family business in a war-torn country might sound like a heavy cross to bear, but for Wafa Elnefeidi, third-generation general manager at Sudan’s Elnefeidi Group, the main challenge stems from gender inequality. 

Keeping a business afloat through two rounds of north-south civil war is no easy task. Imagine then the challenges of building out a marketing department in the same environment. Yet at the Elnefeidi Group, one of Sudan’s most prominent family-owned conglomerates, marketing has been a staple for more than 80 years.

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