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October 24, 2018

Wanda Ferragamo dies aged 96, Dyson to manufacture new electric vehicle in Singapore, Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Stadium.

Wanda Ferragamo, matriarch of fashion empire Salvatore Ferragamo, dies aged 96

Wanda Ferragamo, who is credited with expanding her husband’s shoe business into the global fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo, has died at her home in Fiesole, Italy aged 96.

The Ferragamo family issued a statement confirming her death, but did not disclose a cause. She is survived by her four children—Giovanna, Ferruccio, Massimo and Leonardo.

The business has annual revenue of about $1.6 billion, according to Bloomberg News.

October 16, 2018

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

As a result, when it comes to sourcing management talent there is often a risk-averse and comfortable reliance on the ‘black book’, favouring those with knowledge of the family office landscape.

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.

April 27, 2018

More family offices are looking to shift jurisdiction this year, advisers say, as political instability continues from London to the Middle East.

More family offices are looking to shift jurisdiction this year, advisers say, as political instability continues from London to the Middle East.

April 26, 2018

Bolloré held over corruption enquiry, Grosvenor ‘resilient’ despite weak UK valuations, and ‘rage’ sisters ousted from family firm.

Bolloré held over corruption enquiry

French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has been detained in custody near Paris, as part of an investigation into the bribery of public officials in Africa.

The investigation came only days after he made a surprise announcement at the annual meeting of his media company Vivendi that he would step down as chairman of the supervisory board and hand the reins to his 38-year-old son Yannick.

April 23, 2018

Hear from governance guru Ralph Ward on challenges facing family business and office board members

Hear from governance guru Ralph Ward on challenges facing family business and office board members:

February 22, 2018

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

Investors must be careful not to get caught in the crossfire between Government enforcement authorities and criminals investing the fruits of their criminal activities.

February 15, 2018

The research which takes an inside look at the unique and private world of family offices has launched—and the call is out for participants in this year’s Global Family Office Report.

The agenda-setting research which takes an inside look at the unique and private world of family offices has launched—and the call is out worldwide for participants to share their attitudes and experiences.

The Gobal Family Office Report (GFOR), released annually in September by Campden Research in partnership with UBS, is the world’s most comprehensive examination of family office principals’ attitudes to wealth, investments, philanthropy, staffing, and succession.

January 24, 2018

Nearly half of family offices offer senior staff co-investment opportunities as part of their compensation package, new research suggests.

Nearly half of family offices offer senior staff co-investment opportunities as part of their compensation package, new research suggests.

Other popular forms of compensation for investment staff include carried interest, offered by 38% of family offices; deferred incentive compensation (28%); and leverage through recourse loans (12%).

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