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September 12, 2018

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

A patriarch or matriarch’s fear for their own future, their fear of running out of resources to live on and their fear of having nothing to do sometimes manifested when the time came to transfer control of the business they had often spent a lifetime building.

September 5, 2018

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

New research from IESE Business School revealed more than half of the companies consulted (53%) did not yet have a defined succession plan, despite acknowledging the importance of securing longevity.

August 1, 2018

Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Conference turns 20 this year, and will once again bring together more than 150 leaders, next-gens, and top executives from family offices.

Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Conference turns 20 this year, and will once again bring together more than 150 leaders, next-gens, and top executives from family offices.

Held at The Royal Society in London, the theme of this year’s conference is “Progression of the Family Office” focusing on how the family enterprise is evolving and adapting for a multi-generational future.

July 9, 2018

For the founder of a business, putting in place a succession strategy and exiting the business can be a difficult process. Where some of the founder’s family are also involved in the business, that process can be further complicated by competing interests and differing visions. Every business is unique, but set out below are some guiding principles that can help an exit and a transition to the remaining family members.

For the founder of a business, putting in place a succession strategy and exiting the business can be a difficult process. Where some of the founder’s family are also involved in the business, that process can be further complicated by competing interests and differing visions. Every business is unique, but set out below are some guiding principles that can help an exit and a transition to the remaining family members.

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June 8, 2018

More than $35 billion was spent in over 11,000 impact investments last year and investors plan to commit 8% more capital in impact deals in 2018.

More than $35 billion was spent in over 11,000 impact investments last year and investors plan to commit 8% more capital in impact deals in 2018.

The Annual Impact Investor Survey of 229 global impact investors, released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) this week, reported that almost all respondents said their investments have “met or exceeded their expectations” for impact (97%) and financial (91%) performance.

June 6, 2018

Campden Wealth is delighted to welcome back Jean Mane as chair of the eagerly-anticipated European Families in Business Conference in Madrid on 12-13 June.

Campden Wealth is delighted to welcome back Jean Mane as chair of the eagerly-anticipated European Families in Business Conference in Madrid on 12-13 June.

May 10, 2018

Youthful energy for Britain’s oldest bank, BMW recalls another 300,000 cars, and Buffett takes bigger bite of Apple.

Youthful energy for Britain’s oldest bank

A 32-year-old member of the founding family behind Britain’s oldest bank, C Hoare & Co, has been promoted to shareholding partner.

The small private bank in London, founded in 1672 and still owned by the 10th and 11th generations (pictured), wanted to modernise and inject “millennial thinking” into the business, current partner Alexander S Hoare told the Financial Times.

April 30, 2018

The ancient religious trust known as the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is coming back into vogue in Dubai. Not only are waqfs a way for families to set up charitable foundations and launch their charitable funds, they are also popular among family business principals who want to organise their inheritance in confidence.

The ancient religious trust known as the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is coming back into vogue in Dubai. Not only are waqfs a way for families to set up charitable foundations and launch their charitable funds, they are also popular among family business principals who want to organise their inheritance in confidence.

This emerging trend, along with law changes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), could be a big boost for smoother succession planning.

April 25, 2018

Most business owners will agree that having a succession plan in place is critical, though often challenging, even in the best of times. But Michael Wagner, co-founder of the family-owned, Florida-based Omnia Family Wealth asks what happens when the heirs of the business have different needs, talents, goals and involvement in the family’s business?

Most business owners will agree that having a succession plan in place is critical, though often challenging, even in the best of times. But Michael Wagner, co-founder of the family-owned, Florida-based Omnia Family Wealth asks what happens when the heirs of the business have different needs, talents, goals and involvement in the family’s business?

Sibling differences and communication barriers can create major obstacles to a smooth transition in leadership that can lead to the ultimate destruction of the company.

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