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March 3, 2017

The launch of a new video-game console by electronics giant Nintendo this week has brought into focus the pitfalls of succession, according to a Japanese analyst.

The launch of a new video-game console by electronics giant Nintendo this week has brought into focus the pitfalls of succession, according to a Japanese analyst.

This week Kyoto-based Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch, a powerful gaming device that transforms into a home console, and a piece of hardware that seeks to modernise the many traditions laid out by its former family leader, Hiroshi Yamauchi (pictured, bottom left).

December 28, 2016

Politically, 2016 has been a rollercoaster year with Britain voting to leave the European Union and Donald Trump becoming the world’s most powerful (family business) leader. Take a look at the top 10 family business themes of 2016 as selected (in no particular order) by CampdenFB’s editorial team.

Politically, 2016 has been a rollercoaster year with Britain voting to leave the European Union and Donald Trump becoming the world’s most powerful (family business) leader. Away from politics, in 2016 many family enterprises have been wrangling with the ever-present challenge of succession or exploring artificial intelligence, while we farewell Mars family patriarch Forrest E. Mars Jr. Take a look at the top 10 family business themes of 2016 as selected (in no particular order) by CampdenFB’s editorial team.

November 23, 2016

Low interest rates have left many investors yield-starved, with private single and multifamily offices now looking at alternative investments in the hope of higher returns. Aircraft financing, with its infrastructure-like features and strong liquid collateral has a compelling investment case for investors looking for attractive returns. 

Low interest rates have left many investors yield-starved, with private single and multifamily offices now looking at alternative investments in the hope of higher returns. Private equity, infrastructure and property have so far provided family office executives with a bright spot in an otherwise rather gloomy environment. But aircraft financing, with infrastructure-like features and strong liquid collateral also has a compelling investment case for investors looking for attractive returns on a risk adjusted basis.

July 22, 2016

Jet skis? Old hat. High-speed tenders? Everyone’s got one of those. A 3-person submarine? Now you’re talking! Alan Harper looks at the latest high-spec inventions to help adventurous types make the most of their superyachts and charters

Jet skis? Old hat. High-speed tenders? Everyone’s got one of those. A 3-person submarine? Now you’re talking! Alan Harper looks at the latest high-spec inventions to help adventurous types make the most of their superyachts and charters

April 28, 2016

An award-winning Finnish family business that specialises in the sale of car spare parts and leisure equipment is expanding into Estonia.

An award-winning Finnish family business that specialises in the sale of car spare parts and leisure equipment is expanding into Estonia.

Motonet Oy, the largest car part supplier in Finland and a subsidiary of family-owned Broman Group, said the move was the first step towards international expansion and added that the new outlet would open in Lasnamäe, Tallinn in May 2016.

April 14, 2016

Daaboul Industrial Groupstarted as a family business in Syria and is now one of the largest aluminum producers in the Middle East. In the first of a four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by the Daaboul family.

Daaboul Industrial Groupstarted as a family business in Syria and is now one of the largest aluminum producers in the Middle East. In the first of a four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by the Daaboul family.

March 24, 2016

German media group Bertelsmann and the family behind Vogue publisher Condé Nast are to invest in innovative media and technology companies, as they look to diversify away from their traditional markets.

German media group Bertelsmann and the family behind Vogue publisher Condé Nast are to invest in innovative media and technology companies, as they look to diversify away from their traditional markets.

According to a company statement, German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, controlled by the Mohn family, will spend up to €1.3 billion ($1.45 billion) a year until 2020 on acquisitions aimed at accelerating its shift to digital video and online education.

March 4, 2016

A concerted coordination between global regulators and national governments means regulation is impacting families on matters as diverse as tax information to reputation. Rose Carr and Nicholas Moody ask experts what regulatory measures family offices should watch out for

February 26, 2016

The OECD’s Common Reporting Standard has been described as a ‘paradigm shift for tax’ as it seeks to automate the way governments share tax information with each other. How are family offices being affected? Alison Ebbage reports

Its official name is the global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information – these nine words are a simple distillation of an ambitious project to tackle global tax evasion. Known more regularly as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), it will see government-to-government sharing of account holder information and builds upon existing legislation, notably the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the EU Savings Directive.

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