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March 27, 2015

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

Twenty three per cent of participants said their wealth management objective was to preserve wealth, while 42% employed a balanced approach, and 35% sought growth, according to the Russian Entrepreneurship Report 2015.

Two years ago, the figure seeking wealth preservation was 5%.

February 3, 2015

More than a third of Malaysian family businesses plan to install non-family managers when passing ownership to the next generation, new research has revealed.

More than a third of Malaysian family businesses plan to install non-family managers when passing ownership to the next generation, new research has revealed.

The PwC survey of 50 Malaysian family businesses found that families were increasingly opting to give key operating roles to non-family executives as they thought individuals should be appointed on merit.

January 22, 2015

More than two-thirds of family businesses in the US have failed to implement formal risk management procedures, despite the majority recognising that threat identification is a top priority, new research has revealed. 

More than two-thirds of family businesses in the US have failed to implement formal risk management procedures, despite the majority recognising that threat identification is a top priority, new research has revealed.

Family Enterprise Risk Index 2015, published by strategic risk and insurance advisor Crystal & Company, found that 66% of respondents believed that risk management was a top strategic objective, but found only 30% had implemented formal processes.

January 21, 2015

Family businesses in the GCC are looking to increase the number of women in senior management positions over the next decade in order to emulate the success of their global counterparts, new research suggests.

Family businesses in the GCC are looking to increase the number of women in senior management positions over the next decade in order to emulate the success of their global counterparts, new research suggests.

January 6, 2015

European family offices are less likely to manage philanthropy projects than their global counterparts. What impact is this having on their charitable giving and engagement of the next generation?

Family offices in Europe are far less interested in managing family philanthropy than originally thought, with more than one-third (36%) not involved in the practice at all, according to the Global Family Office Study 2014. This is proportionally higher than any other region.

December 17, 2014

A UK family business association has released figures detailing how the sector supports the country’s economy, revealing that family-owned enterprises pay £102 billion (€129 billion) in tax annually and provide 9.4 million jobs.

A UK family business association has released figures detailing how the sector supports the country’s economy, revealing that family-owned enterprises pay £102 billion (€129 billion) in tax annually and provide 9.4 million jobs.

The UK’s thriving family business sector is home to three million family enterprises and generates a quarter of GDP, the Institute for Family Business (IFB) said in its new research.

December 16, 2014

Women make up only 16% of family business boards in Continental Europe’s four largest economies, and only 10% of boards in Germany, new research has revealed.

Women make up only 16% of family business boards in Continental Europe’s four largest economies, and only 10% of boards in Germany, new research has revealed.

The 2014 Survey of Corporate Governance Practices in European Family Businesses examined board composition, board efficiency, succession planning and chief executive/chairman demographics.

November 19, 2014

The face of wealth in the UK is no longer dominated by ‘old' money after an increase in the number of entrepreneurs selling their companies has led to a spike in significant wealth generation, according to a new study.

The face of wealth in the UK is no longer dominated by ‘old' money after an increase in the number of entrepreneurs selling their companies has led to a spike in significant wealth generation, according to a new study.

November 18, 2014

The proliferation of entrepreneurialism around the world means the family business sector has massive growth potential, according to Deloitte, and the Big Four firm is positioning itself to further take advantage of this market.

The proliferation of entrepreneurialism around the world means the family business sector has massive growth potential, according to Deloitte, and the Big Four firm is positioning itself to further take advantage of this market.

It announced this month that it is acquiring UK family enterprise business Peter Leach & Partners. In a press release, Deloitte described the eponymous founder as the founding father of family business in the UK.

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