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July 3, 2018

Americans are living longer. Forty years ago, average life expectancy was 73.5. Today the average US citizen can expect to blow out candles on their 79th birthday. Even living to 100 was once consigned to science fiction. No more.

Americans are living longer. Forty years ago, average life expectancy was 73.5. Today the average US citizen can expect to blow out candles on their 79th birthday.

Even living to 100 was once consigned to science fiction. No more.

Indeed, getting long in the tooth has caught the eye of finance wonks at UBS, the Swiss bank, whose latest report probes investment intentions of would-be centenarians.

June 21, 2018

British family owned Pentland Group has added a US footwear chain to its sporting retail portfolio in a reported $558 million (£396 million) acquisition via subsidiary JD Sports.

British family owned Pentland Group has added a US footwear chain to its sporting retail portfolio in a reported $558 million (£396 million) acquisition via subsidiary JD Sports.

March 21, 2018

A record 117 families from around the world shared their personal experiences of succession planning at the latest Campden Wealth Americas Families in Business Conference in Miami.

A record 117 families from around the world shared their personal experiences of succession planning at the latest Campden Wealth Americas Families in Business Conference in Miami.

Family businesses principals and next gens of substantial wealth were welcomed from the United States and Canada in addition to strong representations from Latin America, specifically Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. Families from India and China were also made to feel at home at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove on 6-7 March.

February 7, 2018

Britain’s wealthiest land-owning family has established a North American office to develop its future-focused businesses and seek potential investments.

Britain’s wealthiest land-owning family has established a North American office to develop its future-focused businesses and seek potential investments.

Wheatsheaf Group, the food and agriculture operator and investor holding of the Grosvenor Estate, has set up operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota, headed by former Cargill manager Sylvio Petto Neto.

The Grosvenor family unit currently has seven North American companies in its portfolio ranging from vertical farmer AeroFarms to sustainable insect-based feed manufacturer Enterra.

February 2, 2018

JAB Holdings has cooled its coffee spending spree, striking a deal to buy its first cold drinks company, Dr Pepper Snapple, in a move which has bemused market commentators.

JAB Holdings has cooled its coffee spending spree, striking a deal to buy its first cold drinks company, Dr Pepper Snapple, in a move which has bemused market commentators.

Luxembourg-based JAB, which mainly controls the wealth of Germany’s Reimann family, has announced it will buy the US soft drink maker for $18.7 billion, and merge it with coffee pod producer Keurig Green Mountain, which JAB bought in 2015.

October 30, 2017

Socially progressive, but with a streak of personal resilience, four generations of Kohlers have built one of America’s oldest and most successful privately-held companies. Margie Goldsmith finds out how the plumbers found success in the pipeline

Socially progressive, but with a streak of personal resilience, four generations of Kohlers have built one of America’s oldest and most successful privately-held companies. Margie Goldsmith finds out how the plumbers found success in the pipeline

September 14, 2017

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

November 11, 2016

The likelihood of tax cuts under US president-elect Donald Trump should be positive for US equities, investment commentators say.

The likelihood of tax cuts under US president-elect Donald Trump should be positive for US equities, investment commentators say.

Others warn inflation will be higher in 2017, with growth boosted by more government spending and tax cuts.

November 11, 2016

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

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