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October 10, 2018

Succession planning among family offices worldwide is moving at a glacial pace despite families standing on the precipice of a huge transfer of wealth, the new Global Family Office Report warns.

Succession planning among family offices worldwide is moving at a glacial pace despite families standing on the precipice of a huge transfer of wealth, the new Global Family Office Report warns.

October 4, 2018

The first-ever North American Family Impact Investing Conference hosted by Campden Wealth took San Diego by storm last week—but don’t let the inaugural part fool you. Some of the largest US, Canadian and European families asked the quintessential questions that are helping to shape the growing impact investing landscape.

The first-ever North American Family Impact Investing Conference hosted by Campden Wealth took San Diego by storm last week—but don’t let the inaugural part fool you. Some of the largest US, Canadian and European families asked the quintessential questions that are helping to shape the growing impact investing landscape.

First and foremost, the question on many families’ minds was: “Can you ‘do good’ and make money while doing it?”

March 13, 2018

North America remains the richest region on the planet, with a third of the world’s ultra-wealthiest people calling it home, but Asia has overtaken Europe as the second richest.

North America remains the richest region on the planet, with a third of the world’s ultra-wealthiest people calling it home, but Asia has overtaken Europe as the second richest.

Asia’s narrow promotion to second place came despite a 10% rise in 2017 in the number of ultra-wealthy Europeans (with $50 million or more), taking Europe’s number of wealth-holders to 35,180. Asia’s ultra-wealthy population accelerated 15% to 35,880 wealth-holders, according to Wealth-X data which informed the new Knight Frank Wealth Report.

September 29, 2017

Family offices are doing less co-investing and active management of their private equity investments, increasingly delegating to funds amid execution challenges, new research suggests.

Family offices are doing less co-investing and active management of their private equity investments, increasingly delegating to funds amid execution challenges, new research suggests.

The newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) said co-investments made up only 9.4% of the average private equity portfolio among 101 multi-year participants.

September 22, 2017

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

The newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) found while family office succession planning has increased in the past year, with nearly half of family offices (47.3%) having a succession plan, either written (33%) or verbally agreed (15%, a fifth had no plan or did not know if a plan existed.

June 10, 2016

Employee engagement may be dismissed by some as paternalistic and weak, but it is the major weapon in a family business that public or private equity-backed firms struggle to replicate

Employee engagement may be dismissed by some as paternalistic and weak, but it is the major weapon in a family business that public or private equity-backed firms struggle to replicate

May 12, 2016

The case of US billionaire Sumner Redstone highlights tensions when the mental capacity of business leaders is questioned.

The case of US billionaire Sumner Redstone highlights tensions when the mental capacity of business leaders is questioned.

May 10, 2016

If they were a sovereign state, the 13 largest wholly-owned family businesses in the US would have the 45th largest GDP in the world, despite having a population only slightly larger than Suriname.

May 10, 2016

From Koch Industries to Advance Publications, Campden Research has compiled the first-ever list of the Top 10 wholly-owned US family businesses – a group we’ve dubbed ‘The 100% Club’

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