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December 14, 2018

George Soros family office fined by HK watchdog for stock market manipulations, HCL Tech to buy $1.8 billion of IBM software, Ferrero in race to buy Campbell’s international business.

George Soros family office fined by HK watchdog for stock market manipulations

Soros Fund Management (SFM), the $25 billion family office of George Soros (pictured), has been fined by Hong Kong’s securities regulator for naked short selling.

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said it had fined SFM HK$1.5 million ($192,000) for a trade involving a bonus share issue of Great Wall Motor in 2015.

December 13, 2018

Trust in family businesses remains high in Poland as does their attractiveness to employees, with willingness to work for a family enterprise rising 4% in 2018, new research suggests.

Trust in family businesses remains high in Poland as does their attractiveness to employees, with willingness to work for a family enterprise rising 4% in 2018, new research suggests.

The Poles on Family Business Report V report showed 43% of Polish consumers placed high or very high levels of trust in family business entrepreneurs, compared to 34% who trusted an individual entrepreneur, and just 28% who trusted a priest.

December 12, 2018

Family and non-family principals of Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company crowded the stage to accept the Top Family Business Award 2018 as next generations vowed to build on the success of their families at the gala ceremony in Madrid.

Family and non-family principals of Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company crowded the stage to accept the Top Family Business Award 2018 as next generations vowed to build on the success of their families at the gala ceremony in Madrid.

The Irish family that claimed this year’s leading prize at the CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards paid tribute to the “fantastic families” who shared their “best in class” stories on the stage.

December 10, 2018

After three packed Campden Wealth Conferences in North America, Campden sold out its fourth and final US event for the year, the 13th North American Family Office Conference.

After three packed Campden Wealth Conferences in North America, Campden sold out its fourth and final US event for the year, the 13th North American Family Office Conference.

Held in Boston, the event attracted many of the world’s leading families and predominantly single family offices, for three days of thought-leadership, education, and networking centred around how offices—new and established—can improve operations and maximise efficiency.

December 6, 2018

Belgian corporate titan Albert Frère dies, Takeda shareholders approve contentious Shire purchase, and Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050

Belgian corporate titan Albert Frère dies

European family business icon Albert Frère, who built his father’s construction supplies business into a global investment conglomerate, died on 3 December aged 92.

The Belgian billionaire founded investment holding company Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille (CNP) and jointly controlled Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) via his family holding company Groupe Frère-Bourgeois (GFB).

December 4, 2018

Family offices are being embraced by India’s wealthiest $2 trillion families, but few families have a robust succession plan in place to secure their fortunes.

Family offices are being embraced by India’s wealthiest $2 trillion families, but few families have a robust succession plan in place to secure their fortunes.

The world’s first study on India’s nascent family office space, released by Campden Research today, found more than half (58%) of Indian families surveyed were interested in setting up, or joining, a family office to manage, preserve and grow their wealth. Half (50%) said they were in the process of establishing their own family office.

December 3, 2018

Feisal Alibhai, Qineticare founder and chief executive, reveals why a focus on the wellbeing of the family is the missing piece in the ability to achieve robust succession planning

Feisal Alibhai, Qineticare founder and chief executive, reveals why a focus on the wellbeing of the family is the missing piece in the ability to achieve robust succession planning

To protect a family’s longevity, shrewd principals engage in detailed succession planning, which is vital to demonstrate true caring and love. Despite this meticulousness, succession continues to fail at an unacceptable rate, with wealth too often wiped out by the third generation.

November 30, 2018

Thai tech heir eyes West with $20 billion family funding, Beacon urges wealthy philanthropists to give more, Philanthropy powers donor-advisor funds to 2025.

Thai tech heir eyes West with $20 billion family funding

A pair of Asia-Pacific’s wealthiest dynasties have joined forces in a tech start-up with ambitions to expand into Europe and the United States.

November 29, 2018

The world’s business families are making the successful transfer of leadership to the next generation a higher priority than even the safeguarding of wealth in an era of disruption and uncertainty.

The world’s business families are making the successful transfer of leadership to the next generation a higher priority than even the safeguarding of wealth in an era of disruption and uncertainty.

New research by Stonehage Fleming said 69% of respondents spotlighted succession planning as one of their top three concerns for future financial organisation, followed by capital preservation (62%) and tax planning (48%).

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