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February 19, 2014

Corruption, red tape and staffing pressures have been some of the key risks weighing on Russian entrepreneurs’ minds in the past 12 months, but the investment outlook is still buoyant and there is an increasing interest in the family office model. CampdenFB reports

Russia continues to offer great rewards and great challenges for its wealthy. The process of getting rich, however, is different to the process of staying rich. The fourth annual UBS/Campden Wealth report, Russia’s Wealth Creators, highlighted corruption, too much regulation and the greater need, but limited ability, to secure qualified management and staff, as the key challenges facing Russia’s entrepreneurs. These particular challenges have grown dramatically in importance when compared to last year’s survey.

February 14, 2014

Turkish next-gens are placing greater importance on corporate governance and professionalisation of their family businesses than preceding generations, according to new research released today.

Turkish next-gens are placing greater importance on corporate governance and professionalisation of their family businesses than preceding generations, according to new research released today.

February 10, 2014

Family-owned firms are the most trusted businesses globally, a new survey released this month reveals, but one family business expert says not all family businesses are doing enough to exploit their reputation.

Family-owned firms are the most trusted businesses globally, a new survey released this month reveals, but one family business expert says not all family businesses are doing enough to exploit their reputation.

According to the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer, 71% of respondents said they trusted family-owned businesses, just ahead of small and medium enterprises, which were trusted by 68% of respondents.

In North America family-ownership played an even bigger role in trust, with 85% of respondents there saying they trusted this ownership model.

December 10, 2013

Business founders in Asia are delaying passing the reins on to the next generation, despite wanting to keep their company in family hands, a new report out of Singapore reveals.

Business founders in Asia are delaying passing the reins on to the next generation, despite wanting to keep their company in family hands, a new report out of Singapore reveals.

According to Asian business families succession: going the distance with the next generation, the first generation of a family firm is only likely to cede management control in their 70s.

October 2, 2013

Asia Pacific is set to topple North America from its throne as home to the most wealthy individuals next year, according to new research, with the region’s high net worth individual population growing at twice the rate of the rest of the world between 2007 and 2012.

Asia Pacific is set to topple North America from its throne as home to the most wealthy individuals next year, according to new research, with the region’s high net worth individual population growing at twice the rate of the rest of the world between 2007 and 2012.

When it comes to ultra-high net worth individuals, the Asia Pacific Wealth Report 2013, published by CapGemini and RBC Wealth Management, revealed the Asia-Pacific's population had increased 15% over the same period – compared to the global average of 10%.

September 23, 2013

Two thirds of Australian family businesses do not have a succession plan in place despite the majority of family chief executives being over the age of 50 and nearly 20% being over the age of 65, according to a KPMG and Family Business Australia survey.

Two thirds of Australian family businesses do not have a succession plan in place despite the majority of family chief executives being over the age of 50 and nearly 20% being over the age of 65, according to a KPMG and Family Business Australia survey.

Seventy-two per cent of family businesses listed balancing family and business issues as the primary challenge for their family firm, and 67% said maintaining family ownership was a primary concern.

September 16, 2013

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research. 

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research.

In a recently published report – Good Fortune: Building A Hundred Year Family Enterprise – Massachusetts-based research firm Wise Counsel, aimed to uncover the unifying characteristics underpinning the success of long-term family businesses.

July 11, 2013

Only a quarter of Australian family businesses saw an increase in profitably and market share over the past three years, and less than half expect the market to improve in the next year, according to research out of a Melbourne university.

Only a quarter of Australian family businesses saw an increase in profitably and market share over the past three years, and less than half expect the market to improve in the next year, according to research out of a Melbourne university.

The report also found family businesses did not feel the federal government gave them enough support.

Produced by RMIT University, Australian family businesses: Surviving, not thriving, found only 40% expect the market to improve in the next 12 months.

June 24, 2013

It is generally accepted that the world is deeply interconnected and that it will become more so. Not true, says global strategy expert Pankaj Ghemawat.

Most people agree that there is an ongoing and unstoppable trend towards more globalisation. Some people think this is good, some that it is bad, but much business and political discourse accepts that it is true. But it is not. The world is less globally connected today than it was in 2007, and global connectedness also falls far short of the levels commonly assumed by business executives and the general public.

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