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August 7, 2014

With the ability to create everything from human organs to houses, 3D printing is being touted as one of the next big disruptive technologies. CampdenFB looks at whether family offices can mint any money from the industry

For more than 20 years, US-based investment adviser Trent Capital Management has invested its clients’ money in smart technology companies. Mainly in mobile phone companies. As of now, the company has a new investment policy: 3D printing.

“It’s the first thing we’ve seen come along that is going to be as universally disruptive as the cellular telephone industry,” says Trent Capital Management partner Jim Folds, who is advising the company’s family office clients among others that the technology’s time is about to come.

May 9, 2014

The third generation of the Lee family, which controls South Korea’s Samsung, is reportedly restructuring family ownership in the conglomerate’s complicated web of subsidiaries.

The third generation of the Lee family, which controls South Korea’s Samsung, is reportedly restructuring family ownership in the conglomerate’s complicated web of subsidiaries.

The group’s IT solutions business, Samsung SDS, said on Thursday it was planning a listing on the Korea Exchange this year, explaining it will help it secure funds for its global expansion and patents in lucrative business areas such as cloud computing and big data.

July 31, 2013

One in five US family offices has a dedicated IT professional on staff and the average firm spends 5% of their budget on technology, new research reveals.

One in five US family offices has a dedicated IT professional on staff and the average firm spends 5% of their budget on technology, new research reveals.

The Family Office Exchange study Technology in the Family Office, which surveyed single and multi family offices, revealed security was the top technology concern when it came to family offices.

March 21, 2012

Family office technology has come a long way since the days of spreadsheets. Paul Golden looks at family offices’ move towards cloud computing, outsourcing and customised software.

The telecoms crisis of 2001, a far larger crash than the dotcom bust, didn’t just bring influential companies such as Global Crossing and 360networks to their knees. The crash also saw a number of family offices lose far more money than they had ever anticipated.

January 6, 2011

Family-managed technology and communication company Qualcomm announced on 5 January that it plans to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash.

Family-managed technology and communication company Qualcomm announced on 5 January that it plans to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash.

The deal, made with the intention of expanding Qualcomm's technologies to new business areas, is the company's largest acquisition to date. It would provide Qualcomm with access to growth opportunities beyond its traditional cellular markets.

September 6, 2010

Family offices are under increasing pressure to improve their technology. Is it worth it asks Kira Nickerson.

Heightened demand for investment transparency and tighter disclosure regimes have led to a need for greater technological resources at family offices. Businesses switching from a single family office to a multi family office structure and the growing international dynamic of families has also added pressure for up-to-date wealth management systems. However, the complex wealth management needs of family offices have led to serious gaps in areas that family offices can automate and streamline via technology.
 

September 18, 2008

The Bouygues family has upped its stake in the family business ahead of a planned entry into the ADSL market in France.

The Bouygues family has upped its stake in the family business ahead of a planned entry into the ADSL market in France.

The company’s mobile operator – Bouygues Telecom – has announced that it will launch ADSL internet and phone services in France through its Bbox home gateway on 20 October.

Bouygues is the last operator, after Orange and SFR, to launch its own ADSL internet offer. France Télécom still holds a 50% market shares and 7.84 million customers, which makes entry into the market difficult for minority players.

May 1, 2005

The world’s smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Ian Peel is director of MCC International Ltd. www.mccint.com

The world's smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Eoghan McCarron is the man behind thewhitehouse, a company that has equipped some of the wealthiest homes in the world. "In many respects my job resembles that of the traditional architect," says McCarron.

November 1, 2003

As a growing family business owner you want to ensure that your business technology infrastructure provides your company with a strong competitive advantage. Here are some ideas to help you select the right technology for your business

Jon Carroll is the co-founder of Family Office Metrics, a New York City consulting firm with a nationwide clientele.

As a growing family business owner you want to ensure that your business technology infrastructure provides your company with a strong competitive advantage. Here are some ideas to help you select the right technology for your business

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