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October 2, 2018

Every business needs to remain entrepreneurial. However, a family business faces unique challenges as growth and changing needs of the business will often come at the same time as the family grows and the involvement of family members in the business changes.

Every business needs to remain entrepreneurial. However, a family business faces unique challenges as growth and changing needs of the business will often come at the same time as the family grows and the involvement of family members in the business changes.

February 20, 2018

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

May 9, 2016

Statistics increasingly tout the number of women being considered for leadership roles in US family businesses. But should family businesses be patting themselves on the back for gender equality just yet? 

March 18, 2016

Cristina Stenbeck, the main shareholder of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, has stepped down from her role as executive chairman in order to find new investment opportunities in the education, healthcare and, fintech sectors.

Cristina Stenbeck, the main shareholder of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, has stepped down from her role as executive chairman in order to find new investment opportunities in the education, healthcare and fintech sectors.

According to a company statement, the 39-year-old will also leave the board of telecom and media firm Millicom, Kinnevik's second-biggest holding, which she also chairs. Tom Boardman, who has been director of the investment board at Kinnevik since 2011, has been named as her replacement.

January 15, 2016

After working in the pharmaceuticals industry in China, New Zealand, and Spain, 31-year-old Hugo Peris, a fourth-generation member of Spanish family business Laboratorios Salvat, is embarking on his first independent venture. 

After working in the pharmaceuticals industry in China, New Zealand, and Spain, 31-year-old Hugo Peris, a fourth-generation member of Spanish family business Laboratorios Salvat, is embarking on his first independent venture. 

November 5, 2014

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

The trend is most prevalent in Taiwan, Spain, Poland, the Gulf countries, and Turkey, where more than 75% have a family legacy of entrepreneurialism.

The trend is shifting in younger generations, however, and entrepreneurs in developed economies are also less likely to come from family business backgrounds.

October 24, 2014

Her family’s business changed the world of travel, but while the rest of the clan have their sights set on the skies, Danielle Ryan is taking the road less travelled with her new luxury publishing, film and fragrance business.

A business focused on luxury and culture might seem at odds with the ethos of Irish budget airline Ryanair, but that is the path one of the former family business’s next gens has set out on. Ryanair, founded in 1985 by Tony Ryan with the support of his three sons, made regular holidays abroad achievable for middle and lower income households, while turning the Ryans into one of Ireland’s wealthiest families. It is notorious for its no-frills service.

July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

June 3, 2014

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

 

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