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May 16, 2019

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

February 8, 2019

Britain’s wealthiest families paid $1.2 billion in tax in the last financial year at a time when the state revenue contributions of the world’s richest individuals and corporations are coming under increasing scrutiny.

Britain’s wealthiest families paid $1.2 billion in tax in the last financial year at a time when the state revenue contributions of the world’s richest individuals and corporations are coming under increasing scrutiny.

March 28, 2018

With an estimated $4 trillion expected to be passed down within a generation in North America and the UK alone, robust succession planning is paramount—but it can cause dilemmas. What are the options for those family business owners who are now approaching retirement, but whose children and grandchildren are either interested in pursuing alternative careers or too young to take on the business?

With an estimated $4 trillion expected to be passed down within a generation in North America and the UK alone, robust succession planning is paramount—but it can cause dilemmas. What are the options for those family business owners who are now approaching retirement, but whose children and grandchildren are either interested in pursuing alternative careers or too young to take on the business?

November 16, 2017

In a world where public trust in businesses and other institutions is rapidly declining, family-owned companies are in a unique position to communicate and capitalise on their brands and values. Alexandra Newlove reports

In a world where public trust in businesses and other institutions is rapidly declining, family-owned companies are in a unique position to communicate and capitalise on their brands and values. Alexandra Newlove reports

August 19, 2016

Giorgio Armani would do well to consider motivation, guidelines and accountability when setting up a foundation to control his €2.64 billion ($2.9 billion) empire.

Giorgio Armani would do well to consider motivation, guidelines and accountability when setting up a foundation to control his €2.64 billion ($2.9 billion) empire.

This is the advice from the UK family office team of professional services network KPMG when CampdenFB asked what succession plans they would recommend to the Italian fashion designer.

July 25, 2014

The UK public is more than twice as likely to trust a company if it is family owned than if it is publicly listed, new research from the Institute for Family Business (IFB) reveals.

The UK public is more than twice as likely to trust a company if it is family owned than if it is publicly listed, new research from the Institute for Family Business (IFB) reveals.

A poll, conducted by international market research firm YouGov for the family business organisation, found 55% of the population thinks family ownership is important to business trustworthiness. Only 26% thought this for public companies.

February 10, 2014

Family-owned firms are the most trusted businesses globally, a new survey released this month reveals, but one family business expert says not all family businesses are doing enough to exploit their reputation.

Family-owned firms are the most trusted businesses globally, a new survey released this month reveals, but one family business expert says not all family businesses are doing enough to exploit their reputation.

According to the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer, 71% of respondents said they trusted family-owned businesses, just ahead of small and medium enterprises, which were trusted by 68% of respondents.

In North America family-ownership played an even bigger role in trust, with 85% of respondents there saying they trusted this ownership model.

December 4, 2009

After a turbulent year for family wealth, Selwyn Parker assesses the situation that families face, the threats and opportunities that exist and what the experts are recommending

The global financial crisis has dealt a heavy blow to the fortunes and confidence of ultra high net worth families the world over. Simultaneously, avenues that were once considered reasonably reliable for family wealth preservation are now facing extraordinary pressures. 

September 17, 2009

In the US, if you are a wealthy individual, you would not walk across the road without taking your lawyer, tax advisor, accountant and therapist with you. The wealthy Asian individual, however, will walk across the road on his/her own.

In the US, if you are a wealthy individual, you would not walk across the road without taking your lawyer, tax advisor, accountant and therapist with you. The wealthy Asian individual, however, will walk across the road on his/her own writes Christian Stewart.

Asia has a different culture in terms of the use of external professional advisors, and this has some impact on the succession process. For example, most Asian families do not have a family shareholders agreement or "exit plan".    

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