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June 15, 2016

Robert Maersk Uggla, the third-generation heir to Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, has been appointed chief executive of the family’s holding company in a move that will distance the family from daily operations.

Robert Maersk Uggla, the third-generation heir to Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, has been appointed chief executive of the family’s holding company in a move that will distance the family from daily operations.

As of September 2016, Uggla will step down from the top job at Maersk-owned tugboat operator Svitzer to become CEO of AP Moller Holding, which holds 41.5% of shares and 51% of voting rights in the Copenhagen-based shipping company.

May 27, 2016

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

May 17, 2016

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

April 28, 2016

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

February 12, 2016

Externship programmes, where next gens work for another business or manage a different unit of the family business, are a popular way to train the next generation for the future responsibilities of running the family enterprise. But what should next gens look for in an externship, what are the benefits and is there a danger that they won't return?

Mariella Bottiglieri must have always been destined to enter the shipping industry.

The daughter of fifth-generation Italian shipping magnate Giuseppe Bottiglieri, she was more likely to spend her childhood summers on board a tanker with her father than at the beach building sandcastles. She even has a tanker named after her.

July 30, 2015

When it comes to handing over the reins to successors, the odds are stacked against family businesses. Around 70% of families fail to properly pass their business or wealth to the next generation. One of the biggest reasons is that half of families lack a succession plan: a process for identifying and nurturing people to become leaders in the business.

When it comes to handing over the reins to successors, the odds are stacked against family businesses. Around 70% of families fail to properly pass their business or wealth to the next generation. One of the biggest reasons is that half of families lack a succession plan: a process for identifying and nurturing people to become leaders in the business.

July 17, 2015

An increasing number of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are turning to financial technology after asking their children how to manage their money, according to a FinTech expert, whose new whitepaper explores the future of finance.

An increasing number of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are turning to financial technology after asking their children how to manage their money, according to a FinTech expert, whose new whitepaper explores the future of finance.

The Millennial Generation and the Future of Finance from Wharton FinTech founders Daniel McAuley and Steve Weiner said that Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, are encouraging their parents to adopt online financial management tools in favour of human advisors. 

July 3, 2015

Like many next-generation entrepreneurs, the idea for Jan Olszewski’s new business came from seeing a gap in the market.

Like many next-generation entrepreneurs, the idea for Jan Olszewski’s new business came from seeing a gap in the market.

June 3, 2015

The profile and needs of the next generation of family wealth holders are changing rapidly, with technology playing a major part. Casper de Nooijer, of ABN AMRO, explains how tomorrow’s leaders’ outward focus is impacting single family offices.

The next generation inspires an upgrade and reinvention of roles and responsibilities
A rapidly changing, increasingly interconnected world and evermore mobile lifestyles are altering ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) business and banking needs. As a result, single-family offices (SFOs) are confronting change, particularly as the next generation assumes responsibility for family enterprises and assets.

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