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March 1, 2018

Rothschild makes way for son, Buffett’s $29 billion tax cut, family firms have worse management practices, study says.

Rothschild makes way for son

David de Rothschild, chairman of Rothschild & Co, is expected to set aside this year, to make way for his son and successor Alexandre.

The elder de Rothschild, pictured, has run the UK part of the investment group back since 2004, oversaw its merger with its French arm, and has run the joint effort since 2012.

January 31, 2018

VW caught in monkey test scandal; Berkshire, Amazon, JP Morgan plan healthcare non-profit; and Thomson Reuters family sell F&R business

VW caught in monkey test scandal

The reputation of family-owned Volkswagen has taken another hammering, after it became the scapegoat for emissions tests which forced monkeys to breathe diesel fumes.

November 3, 2017

Warren Buffett famously said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it".

Warren Buffett famously said: "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it”. These days, given the influence of social media and direct consumer feedback, the smallest issue can have widespread consequences for businesses. Not surprisingly, a survey by the Reputation Institute revealed that reputation is a top priority for 65% of business leaders. However, only 16% felt their organisation had the capability to manage their reputation comprehensively.

February 21, 2017

 A proposed $143 billion takeover of consumer giant Unilever by family-backed Kraft Heinz has been withdrawn less than 48 hours after the deal was first tabled.

A proposed $143 billion takeover of consumer giant Unilever by family-backed Kraft Heinz has been withdrawn less than 48 hours after the deal was first tabled.

Kraft Heinz made an initial offer on 17 February but withdrew it on 19 February with both companies issuing an unusual joint statement: “Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard. Kraft Heinz has the utmost respect for the culture, strategy and leadership of Unilever.”

May 9, 2012

Details of Berkshire Hathaway’s attempts to find and prepare a replacement for Warren Buffett are unlikely to be revealed any time soon, after shareholders voted against a proposal for formal annual updates on the company’s succession plans.

Details of Berkshire Hathaway’s attempts to find and prepare a replacement for Warren Buffett are unlikely to be revealed any time soon, after shareholders voted against a proposal for formal annual updates on the company’s succession plans.

The resolution, tabled by labour union AFL-CIO, was rejected with 672,000 votes against and 32,000 for.

February 27, 2012

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

The 81-year-old had previously indicated that the Buffett family’s involvement in the company would continue – saying his son Howard would likely take over as non-executive chairman of the Nebraska-based company.

But up until last weekend, it was not clear if there were any succession plans in place for the chief executive role.

December 12, 2011

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, has confirmed his son Howard will head the family business after his death.

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, has confirmed his son Howard will head the family business after his death.

In an interview with US TV programme 60Minutes, which aired on 11 December, Buffett, 81, said he wants his second-oldest child Howard, 56, to succeed him as chairman of the Omaha, Nebraska-based company.

November 15, 2011

“In the music industry everyone thought I was the son of Jimmy Buffett,”  says Peter Buffett. The Buffett Peter was referring to is a famous American singer-songwriter, known for such hits as “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville” – but no relation to Peter.

Peter Buffett cites an amusing story about when he decided to drop out of university and pursue a career as a musician.

“In the music industry everyone thought I was the son of Jimmy Buffett,” he says. The Buffett Peter was referring to is a famous American singer-songwriter, known for such hits as “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville” – but no relation to Peter.

No one thought he was the son of Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous investor and one of the richest people on earth.

October 6, 2011

Next-generation members should follow their passions and not live their life with a sense of entitlement, the son of high-profile investor Warren Buffett exclusively told CampdenFB this week. 

Next-generation members should follow their passions and not live their lives with a sense of entitlement, the son of high-profile investor Warren Buffett exclusively told CampdenFB this week.

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