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December 10, 2019

It was a drizzle that turned into a storm. When the Hong Kong government announced changes to extradition rules allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, it not only triggered a political crisis, but an economic one too.

It was a drizzle that turned into a storm. When the Hong Kong government announced changes to extradition rules allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, it not only triggered a political crisis, but an economic one too.

December 9, 2019

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

December 6, 2019

John Elkann, heir to the Agnelli industrial dynasty, says his family’s $113 million deal with the De Benedetti family’s media empire will future proof the publisher of Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa newspapers.

John Elkann, heir to the Agnelli industrial dynasty, says his family’s $113 million deal with the De Benedetti family’s media empire will future proof the publisher of Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa newspapers.

December 6, 2019

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

December 4, 2019

Remy Cointreau sales are hit by Hong Kong protests; Elisabetta Fabri, second generation president of Starhotels, is knighted, and families are intrigued by a new bank vault for billionaires.

Remy Cointreau sales hit by Hong Kong protests

The French family-owned spirits group Remy Cointreau says it lost sales due to the impact of political protests on tourism in Hong Kong.

Sales stood at €523.9 million ($581 million), a drop of 3.6% in growth in the half-year to October, which were “below our expectations,” the group reported. The “very difficult context in Hong Kong since August” had “significant impact on our Asian duty-free business.”

December 3, 2019

The year 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark UK Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino. This means that 10 years have passed during which wealthy individuals have had the opportunity to contract out of the notoriously generous divorce jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts. Whilst nuptial agreements existed prior to Radmacher, there was no certainty they would be upheld if they were challenged in court.

The year 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark UK Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino. This means that 10 years have passed during which wealthy individuals have had the opportunity to contract out of the notoriously generous divorce jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts. Whilst nuptial agreements existed prior to Radmacher, there was no certainty they would be upheld if they were challenged in court.

November 29, 2019

Li Ka-shing rebuffs criticism and gives HK$1 billion to Hong Kong businesses, Gebruder Weiss and Henkel get trucking on gas, Impact Investing Institute launches to nurture $502 billion impact market.

Li Ka-shing rebuffs criticism and gives HK$1 billion to Hong Kong businesses

Hong Kong’s wealthiest tycoon says he is getting used to “the unfounded verbal and text punches” triggered by protests in the city as his charity offers relief funding to small businesses.

November 27, 2019

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

November 26, 2019

More than half of family offices have a succession plan in place, up a remarkable 11 percentage points in a year, and most (28%) of next gens will take control of the family wealth in the next 11 plus years, at the average age of 45, says The Global Family Office Report 2019. However, the biggest challenge facing the majority (37%) of families is their discomfort in discussing the sensitive topic of succession planning.

More than half of family offices have a succession plan in place, up a remarkable 11 percentage points in a year, and most (28%) of next gens will take control of the family wealth in the next 11 plus years, at the average age of 45, says The Global Family Office Report 2019. However, the biggest challenge facing the majority (37%) of families is their discomfort in discussing the sensitive topic of succession planning.

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