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February 19, 2016

Owning and chartering a luxury superyacht remains one of life’s ultimate experiences. But following the economic crisis, the extreme turbulence in the yacht market has demanded a new type of yacht broker emerge to properly assist clients with the challenges of buying and chartering in the 21st century. Andrew Messum explains

The 1920s and 1930s are regarded as the heyday of yachting and some of the classic yachts built during this time remain in the top 100 largest yachts afloat, lovingly restored and maintained by their current owners.
 

February 19, 2016

Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau fuses cutting-edge technology with a century-old legacy of German craftmanship to execute bespoke interior design and architectural projects for its multinational client base. Owner Fritz Straub and managing director Jan Jacobsen share their special blend of high technology and craftsmanship.

From designing and outfitting the interiors for a 150-metre superyacht to turnkey development of a 4,000 sq mhome in the Swiss Alps straight from the set of a James Bond film, technology is an essential cog that helps Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau’s (DWH) manage complex design projects for their private clients around the world.

Technical skill has always played an important part in helping the 115-year-old Dresden-based firm, but today this harmony between high technology and craftsmanship is even more important.

February 18, 2016

For those family businesses looking to raise capital, there are a growing number of options. Today, funding the family enterprise can be much more innovative than simply taking out a loan or launching an IPO. Bruce Love reports

December 11, 2015

Real estate, private equity and hedge funds were three asset categories that defined family office investment in 2014, but what other areas should family offices prioritise as they move into the next financial year? 

The multi-year trend of family offices taking on more risk continued in 2015, both in investment intentions and portfolio allocations, according to the second annual Global Family Office Report. Yet one unintended consequence of their ‘risk on’ approach is that many offices are excessively focused on investments, which in turn means they are failing to address several key areas of concern. 

April 10, 2015

Two businesses that have recently launched marketing campaigns inspired by the families behind them are Hardys Wine Company and Barcardi. CampdenFB found out how the campaigns came about

Two businesses that have recently launched marketing campaigns inspired by the families behind them are Hardys Wine Company and Barcardi:
 
Hardys-Five Generations of Devotion 
Hardys Wine Company
 
Why was the decision made to focus on the family heritage as part of the Five Generations of Devotion campaign?
April 10, 2015

Many family businesses intuitively believe that family can add to their brand, but are they correct? CampdenFB looks at how the world of branding is changing, and why slapping family in your tagline and thinking that’ll do is no longer enough

January 23, 2015

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

1: Shareholder revolts

December 19, 2014

Family offices in North America are not collaborating on investments as much as originally thought. Why is the world’s largest wealth market cool on the concept, when it’s so popular in other parts of the globe?

The popular belief that family offices in North America regularly invest together has been challenged by the Global Family Office Report 2014, finding instead that they are the least likely to co-invest. 

According to the report, 61% of family offices in North America co-invested together last year, while in European offices this figure sat at 86%. 

November 17, 2014

It’s like a fairy tale, but the story of the Blue Moon Diamond is true. In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. 

It’s like a fairy tale, but the story of the Blue Moon Diamond is true. In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa.

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