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October 6, 2011

Asian philanthropists can make a big impact on the development of the region, thanks to a new strategic approach to charity that emphasises innovation, scale and sustainability.

Asian philanthropists can make a big impact on the development of the region, thanks to a new strategic approach to charity that emphasises innovation, scale and sustainability.

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October 3, 2011

Family businesses are a key source of private wealth creation in Asia and are the backbone of the region's economies, according to research from Credit Suisse. 

Family businesses are a key source of private wealth creation in Asia and are the backbone of the region's economies, according to research from Credit Suisse.

The study, entitled Asian Family Businesses Report 2011, analysed the performance of over 3,500 publicly listed family businesses in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

September 28, 2011

The challenges facing family businesses not only differ between emerging and western markets, but even within each of these markets, according to a family business expert. 

The challenges facing family businesses not only differ between emerging and western markets, but even within each of these markets, according to a family business expert.

Jörg Ritter, co-head of the family business advisory division of executive search firm Egon Zehnder International, said that despite operating in similar developed markets, family businesses in Europe and the US have to deal with very different issues that affect their success.

September 1, 2011

Fewer chief investment officers are actually working inside a family office, as many opt to outsource the function to better manage their focus on hedge funds, according to an expert in investment.

Fewer chief investment officers are actually working inside a family office, as many opt to outsource the function to better manage their focus on hedge funds, according to an expert in investment.

Charlotte Beyer of the Institute for Private Investors reckons CIOs in investment firms and wealth boutiques will benefit from this trend.

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July 28, 2011

Entrepreneurs around the world have seen buoyant growth in their profits, adding more employees to their firms, according to new research.

Entrepreneurs around the world have seen buoyant growth in their profits, adding more employees to their firms, according to new research.

The Global Entrepreneur Indicator, which surveyed 1,200 entrepreneurs worldwide, found that almost 60% of them have increased their workforce, up from 42% a year ago. Entrepreneurs have also seen a rise in profits in the six months before the end of May – 60% said their profits rose.

July 15, 2011

Commitment and passion by family members towards their businesses gives them an edge over competition, according to latest research by UK private bank Coutts & Co.

Commitment and passion by family members towards their businesses gives them an edge over competition, according to latest research by UK private bank Coutts & Co.

The Family Businesses: Competitive strengths and qualities report found that a family’s personal approach to the business and strong relationship with stakeholders gives it a competitive advantage over non-family businesses.

July 13, 2011

Private banks around the world are struggling to attract the money of the wealthy despite the fact that many of them are getting wealthier. According to new research by global business consultant Scorpio Partnership, new money into private banks fell by nearly 19% in 2010, despite a rise in the number of wealthy individuals.

Private banks around the world are struggling to attract the money of the wealthy despite the fact that many of them are getting wealthier.

According to new research by global business consultant Scorpio Partnership, new money into private banks fell by nearly 19% in 2010, despite a rise in the number of wealthy individuals.

July 4, 2011

UK private bank Coutts & Co has enlisted NASA astronauts to help launch an educational programme for next generation clients, with the aim of teaching them to better manage wealth and develop business acumen.

UK private bank Coutts & Co has enlisted NASA astronauts to help launch an educational programme for next generation clients, with the aim of teaching them to better manage wealth and develop business acumen.

The main wealth management arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland announced on 4 July that it has conducted the first week-long programme in London, in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as part of its initiative to provide wealth management advice and opportunities for its next generation clients.

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