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October 26, 2010

Everyone agrees that investments made directly into private companies are inherently risky, and that serious monitoring is required to manage that risk properly, writes Christian Mustad.

Everyone agrees that investments made directly into private companies are inherently risky, and that serious monitoring is required to manage that risk properly, writes Christian Mustad.

June 18, 2010

Recent problems in the Eurozone have reminded investors just how volatile currencies can be. Michael Fischer asks how family offices are managing their foreign currency exposure.

Recent problems in the Eurozone have reminded investors just how volatile currencies can be. Michael Fischer asks how family offices are managing their foreign currency exposure. 

The global financial crisis raised concerns about foreign currency exposure at family offices around the world, and the market-roiling decline of the euro and sovereign debt problems of recent months have only intensified those concerns.

June 16, 2010

With the volatility in stockmarkets and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

With the volatility in stockmarkets – has there been a satisfactory answer as to why the Dow Jones dropped 1,000 points in 20 minutes last month? – and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

April 30, 2010

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines the results of a family business brainstorm at the FBN Global Summit.

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD's Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines the results of a family business brainstorm at the FBN Global Summit.

September 1, 2008

Bruce Love looks at the security risk facing some family businesses and looks at the firms that offer some credible solutions

Bruce Love looks at the security risk facing some family businesses and looks at the firms that offer some credible solutions

At an intersection in the wealthy suburbs of Usaquén, northern Bogotá, all the traffic lights inexplicably turn red, creating a clear path for the motorcade of black SUVs to negotiate the junction at pace. The fleet careers across the tree-lined boulevard and circles into the stately courtyard of an exclusive prep school.

July 1, 2005

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader’s shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London. malim@blueyonder.co.uk

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader's shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

January 1, 2005

Exacerbated by high-profile blow-ups, UK pension funds just can’t shake their fear of hedge fund risk, finds Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor for Families in Business magazine.

Exacerbated by high-profile blow-ups, UK pension funds just can't shake their fear of hedge fund risk, finds Melanie Stern

Not having a taste for risk in its genetics, the UK pension fund market has to work hard to get to grips with the seemingly swashbuckling world of hedge funds.

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