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December 6, 2017

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?


 

ASPEN, COLORADO, US

Few places fit the tag “billionaire’s playground” quite like Aspen, Colorado.

Nestled within the Rocky Mountains, it has long been one of the United States’ most exclusive skiing destinations.

August 8, 2016

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

November 11, 2015

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Bank lending still accounts for 48% of all corporate funding in western Europe, the report said, but almost half of corporates expect their use of alternative finance to increase over the next five years.

November 14, 2014

Large family businesses are in decline in Spain, but their ability to innovate has renewed interest in the sector. 

Family businesses make a sizeable contribution to the Spanish economy, which, following the 2008 financial crisis, is still struggling with high debt and a falling population. Among the most publicised family firms are El Corte Inglés, Europe’s biggest department store, and Santander, the largest bank on the Continent, which together generate 2.6% of the country’s GDP.

June 20, 2013

Booked your summer holiday yet? Here are some extraordinary destinations just in case you haven’t.

Booked your summer holiday yet? Here are some extraordinary destinations just in case you haven't.

Andulasian adventure
The Olive Grove
Andalusia, Spain

June 17, 2011

The family behind Spain’s banking group Banco Santander has denied wrongdoing after being accused of alleged tax fraud by the country’s national court. 

The family behind Spain’s banking group Banco Santander has denied wrongdoing after being accused of alleged tax fraud by the country’s national court. 

According to reports, Santander chairman Emilio Botin and his daughter Ana Patricia Botin are under investigation, along with 11 other family members, for potential unpaid taxes. The Spanish court said that the alleged tax fraud, to the tune of around €120,000, occurred at the Botin family’s deposits at HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

March 8, 2011

Banking group Banco Santander, managed by the Botin family for 115 years, is to launch an initial public offering of its UK unit sometime in the second half of 2011, said the bank.

Banking group Banco Santander, managed by the Botin family for 115 years, is to launch an initial public offering of its UK unit sometime in the second half of 2011, said the bank.

Ana Patricia Botin, daughter of chairman Emilio Botin, is to oversee the IPO. She took over as chief executive of Santander UK in December last year, following the exit of former head Antonio Horta-Osorio.

March 10, 2010

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain’s largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain's largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral.

December 4, 2009

Rodrigo Amaral meets the sixth-generation CEO behind one of Spain’s most successful family companies and examines the role an iconic symbol has played in its growth

One of the most recognisable symbols of Spain is the black bull. Whether it towers over stretches of roads, shouts out from the pages of national newspapers or is found with increasing regularity on a vast range of tourist souvenirs, it communicates a clear message about the values of Spain and its people. However, what is less well known is that the famous bull was created in 1956 by the family-owned Osborne group to publicise a brandy marque.

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