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July 20, 2017

Third-gen building firm leaves the family; Grosvenor build for ‘Generation Rent’; and Schillings hires three new partners

 

Third-gen building firm leaves the family

A US construction firm founded in 1925 has passed into the hands of its first non-family owner.

But the man taking the reins at Pennsylvania’s Mowery, David Cross, is no stranger to the business having been involved with it for more than 30 years. He was made president in 2015 as part of former third generation owner Don Mowery’s succession plan.

July 19, 2017

Carla Fendi, award-winning honorary president, public face, entrepreneur, arts collector and patron, and philanthropist of the billion-euro Italian family luxury fashion house Fendi, has died in Rome at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Carla Fendi, award-winning honorary president, public face, entrepreneur, arts collector and patron, and philanthropist of the billion-euro Italian family luxury fashion house Fendi, has died in Rome at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Carla and her equally formidable Fendi sisters Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda transformed the humble family business into a desirable global brand, renowned for its monogrammed handbags and leather goods beloved by Hollywood and European royalty.

July 18, 2017

Two factors play a major role in the success of multigenerational wealthy families: they grow their assets well above their consumption rate, and they consistently develop family talent—generation after generation

Two factors play a major role in the success of multigenerational wealthy families: they grow their assets well above their consumption rate, and they consistently develop family talent—generation after generation. Developing new wealth creators in a family business is easier said than done. The question is also whether the next generation is even willing to follow in the parents’ footsteps.

July 17, 2017

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Chief executives and investment related roles also generated the biggest bonuses of between 31% and 50%, with the high-end receiving more than 50%. However, the percentage of salary paid as bonuses was similar to the findings last year by the family office resourcing and recruitment consultancy.

July 12, 2017

Purpose, not profit, is the key to success in a turbulent global economy but international business leaders must back words with deeds, says the latest research by EY.

Purpose, not profit, is the key to success in a turbulent global economy but international business leaders must back words with deeds, says the latest research by EY.

Almost three-quarters (73%) of respondents said embracing and integrating corporate purpose in their organisation was vital in flourishing prosperity despite uncertain economic conditions.

July 12, 2017

Billionaire Wang Jianlin to sell hotels and tourism properties; Danone sheds US dairy business to competitor; and Hobby Lobby fined for smuggling Iraqi artefacts

Billionaire Wang Jianlin to sell hotels, tourism properties

China’s second wealthiest man will sell some of his multi-billion dollar property portfolio to a competitor, as a means of paying down debt.

Wanda Group, led by billionaire Wang Jianlin, will sell 76 hotels and a 91% share in 13 tourism properties to Sunac Holdings for ¥63.17 billion ($9.29 billion).

July 11, 2017

The critical issues facing family businesses and how family owners can ensure their businesses remain successful were on the agenda of a seminar last month hosted by Kim Lalli, senior partner of Wedlake Bell and founder of the firm’s India practice and Sonu Bhasin, founder of Families and Business. Rosalyn Breedy, corporate and financial services partner at Wedlake Bell, reports.

The critical issues facing family businesses and how family owners can ensure their businesses remain successful were on the agenda of a seminar last month hosted by Kim Lalli, senior partner of Wedlake Bell and founder of the firm’s India practice and Sonu Bhasin, founder of Families and Business. Rosalyn Breedy, corporate and financial services partner at Wedlake Bell, reports.

July 10, 2017

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The international finance centre found 88% of practitioners it surveyed pointed to the loss of control as their greatest challenge in advising Chinese clients.

July 10, 2017

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, more often than men, were asking for impact related services (60% women, 40% men), Toniic found in its T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants.

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