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January 31, 2019

Ford family to keep their hands on the helm, Rothschild family sell last piece of Austrian land after 200 years, and watchmaker Patek Philippe curbs talk of potential sale.

Ford family to keep their hands on the wheel

The Ford family say they have no plans to give up the company that has been under their control for 115 years—despite the automaker entering a strategic partnership with Volkswagen (VW).

During an on stage interview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week, fourth generation chief executive Bill Ford (pictured) said a co-ownership deal between Ford Motor Company and VW “never came up” and was not likely to happen in the future.

March 1, 2018

Rothschild makes way for son, Buffett’s $29 billion tax cut, family firms have worse management practices, study says.

Rothschild makes way for son

David de Rothschild, chairman of Rothschild & Co, is expected to set aside this year, to make way for his son and successor Alexandre.

The elder de Rothschild, pictured, has run the UK part of the investment group back since 2004, oversaw its merger with its French arm, and has run the joint effort since 2012.

September 14, 2017

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

That is according to Kevin Gardiner, global investment strategist at Rothschild Wealth Management, who gave a press briefing this week around political risk, the effects of ongoing economic expansion, and inflation.

May 24, 2017

Family office investors should remain steadfast and open minded during this period of political uncertainty, a top wealth adviser says.

Family office investors should remain steadfast and open minded during this period of political uncertainty, a top wealth adviser says.

“People [are] suggesting that markets are horribly expensive and that the global economy is going to slow down precipitously,” Kevin Gardiner, Rothschild Wealth Management’s global investment strategist, said.

“I’d keep an open mind because I’m not sure either of those things are true.”

March 24, 2016

Making a dime from coin collecting is not a certainty, but with returns of 234% in the past 10 years, those numismatists with a passion for precious metal can do well out of these small pieces of history. Daniel Bardsley reports

The extraordinary success of the Rothschild banking dynasty can be traced back to a young man with a passion for collecting coins.

According to the family archive, Mayer Amschel Rothschild became interested in coins as a small boy and had not even reached his mid-teens when, in 1757, he took up a job in a bank’s rare-coins department.

August 26, 2015

CampdenFB is carrying out an online survey as part of a special report on financing the family business in FB65.

Finance is crucial to help build successful family businesses, and although increasing numbers are looking to non-bank channels, traditional banks remain a key source of funding.

August 12, 2015

Exor, the multi billion dollar investment vehicle for the Agnelli family, has become the largest shareholder in The Economist Group after British owner Pearson sold its 50% stake to a group of families for £469 million ($731 million).

Exor, the multi billion dollar investment vehicle for the Agnelli family, has become the largest shareholder in The Economist Group after British owner Pearson sold its 50% stake to a group of families for £469 million ($731 million).

Under the terms of the deal, Exor Spa, headed by fifth-gen John Elkann, will pay £287 million to increase its stake to 43.4% from 4.7% and the Economist Group will buy back the remainder of Pearson’s stake for £182 million.

August 26, 2014

Philippine de Rothschild, a fifth-generation matriarch of the winemaking branch of the European dynasty, has died in Paris, at the age of 80.

Philippine de Rothschild, a fifth-generation matriarch of the winemaking branch of the European dynasty, has died in Paris, at the age of 80.

De Rothschild had been chairwoman of Baron Philippe de Rothschild for almost three decades and was the first woman to head the Bordeaux winemaker.

She died in Paris on Friday "from the effects of a serious operation", the company said in a statement.

October 10, 2013

Paul Desmarais, the patriarch of Canadian family empire Power Corp and one of the country’s wealthiest individuals, has died, aged 86.

Paul Desmarais, the patriarch of Canadian family empire Power Corp and one of the country’s wealthiest individuals, has died, aged 86.

A self-made billionaire, Desmarais, took control of the Montreal-based hydroelectric company in 1968, serving as chairman and chief executive for almost three decades, before his two sons took over.

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