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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.

April 30, 2015

The digital revolution is changing the way family businesses operate, but tensions can develop when younger executives rush to enter the virtual frontier against the wishes of their more tentative elders. How can companies manage these differences to avoid disputes in the boardroom – or over the dinner table?

When John Winning wanted to start selling washing machines, refrigerators and other whiteware online, his father, who oversaw the family’s Winning Appliances retail operation in Australia, was less than enthusiastic.

The elder Winning “didn’t believe in online”, according to his son, a fourth-generation member of the family business.

April 20, 2015

A flash of inspiration during a conference on entrepreneurship led second-generation Rasha Khawaja, daughter of Syrian businessman and philanthropist Wafic Saïd, to her first venture. Toucan is an online portal where creatives can safely pitch their ideas and gain advice from industry professionals

A flash of inspiration during a conference on entrepreneurship led second-generation Rasha Khawaja, daughter of Syrian businessman and philanthropist Wafic Saïd, to her first venture. Toucan is an online portal where creatives can safely pitch their ideas and gain advice from industry professionals.

November 5, 2014

As the average life expectancy increases, the concept of an executive heading a family business well into their octogenarian years or even beyond is becoming more plausible and more common. So how does a young next-gen convince someone who has built up a family business empire that it is his or her chance to shine?

The world of family businesses is full of stories of the next generation struggling to deal with domineering parents and trying to find the courage to speak out. There’s the very public and long-running spat within Australia’s Rinehart family, which saw Gina Rinehart’s children trying to remove her as trustee of their multi-billion-dollar family trust.

September 25, 2014

Most wealthy parents do not prepare their children for the responsibilities of their future inheritance. Nicholas Moody digs into the findings of a four-year study into wealthy Dutch families that reveals how to reverse this trend

Wealth has many unintended consequences and trying to minimise the impact of wealth on the next generation of inheritors has been the goal of a four-year project for Raimund Kamp and Marijke Kuijpers, founders of Guidato Family Office.

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