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April 30, 2009

Last week’s UK budget has been widely seen as a political budget designed to set the parameters for the country’s general election, due next year. Chancellor Alistair Darling’s headline-grabbing increase in interest rates for the wealthy (the top rate is now 50%) was certainly a knee-jerk reaction to political rather than economic problems.

Last week's UK budget has been widely seen as a political budget designed to set the parameters for the country's general election, due next year. Chancellor Alistair Darling's headline-grabbing increase in interest rates for the wealthy (the top rate is now 50%) was certainly a knee-jerk reaction to political rather than economic problems.

April 23, 2009

Novelist Edith Wharton once wrote that the only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. While this may have been the case during the US author’s lifetime, which ended just after the Great Depression, wealthy women in the post-credit crunch world are not only thinking hard about the money they have, they are taking control of it too.

Novelist Edith Wharton once wrote that the only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it, writes Marc Smith. While this may have been the case during the US author's lifetime, which ended just after the Great Depression, wealthy women in the post-credit crunch world are not only thinking hard about the money they have, they are taking control of it too.

April 16, 2009

Women of exceptional affluence are increasingly taking control of wealth management in their families, reflecting larger societal shifts that have taken place over the last few decades according to a new study.

Women of exceptional affluence are increasingly taking control of wealth management in their families, reflecting larger societal shifts that have taken place over the last few decades according to a new study.
 

September 5, 2008

Private wealth around the globe increased 5% to $109.5 trillion last year, according to a new report on global wealth by Boston Consulting Group.

Private wealth around the globe increased 5% to $109.5 trillion last year, according to a new report on global wealth by Boston Consulting Group.

Most of the growth was centred in developing markets such as the Middle East and China, however, North America remained the wealthiest region with $39.2 trillion assets under management. Wealth in Asia totalled about $25.5 trillion in 2007, with Japan accounting for nearly half of this.

July 1, 2008

Wealthy families are all too aware of the importance of protecting their wealth. Unfortunately, according to a new survey on this topic, in practice families are failing to do enough

Wealthy families are all too aware of the importance of protecting their wealth. Unfortunately, according to a new survey on this topic, in practice families are failing to do enough

A ground-breaking new study has provided a unique glimpse into how ultra high net worth families around the world are attempting to protect their wealth. And the stark fact is that they are not doing enough.

June 24, 2008

The overall trend of increased global wealth continues despite the slowdown in the global economy, according to the 2008 World Wealth Report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch.

The overall trend of increased global wealth continues despite the slowdown in the global economy, according to the 2008 World Wealth Report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch. The wealth of the world’s richest citizens is up 9.4% to $40.7 trillion, with the average wealth of a high net worth individual surpassing $4 million for the first time.

March 1, 2008

Members and owners of family businesses are among the wealthiest people on the planet. Families in Business takes a look at the wealthiest top 10 and analyses how they came to be there

1. Carlos Slim Helú (pictured) is the head of Telmex, a Mexican telecommunications empire that he runs with his sons. He is the world's richest family business owner with a fortune, worth an estimated $60 billion, that surpasses even that of Bill Gates. Slim's father was a Lebanese immigrant who started a dry-goods store in 1911. Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when we bought Telmex from the Mexican government.

November 1, 2006

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

Charles Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office based in St Louis, Missouri.

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

March 1, 2005

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn’t happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

Dennis Jaffe  is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com.

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn't happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

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