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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%).

November 26, 2018

Our roundup of new and noteworthy business book releases, featuring Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Andrew Tanzer; The Wealth Elite: A Groundbreaking Study of the Psychology of the Super Rich by Rainer Zitelmann, and Passing the Torch: Preserving Family Wealth Beyond the Third Generation by Ilze Alberts.

Our roundup of new and noteworthy business book releases, featuring Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Andrew Tanzer; The Wealth Elite: A Groundbreaking Study of the Psychology of the Super Rich by Rainer Zitelmann, and Passing the Torch: Preserving Family Wealth Beyond the Third Generation by Ilze Alberts.

Robert Kuok: A Memoir

November 22, 2018

Demand for co-investing among the world’s family offices of substantial wealth is set to increase over the next 12-months, according to new research by Campden Research.

Demand for co-investing among the world’s family offices of substantial wealth is set to increase over the next 12-months, according to new research by Campden Research.

The Private Equity and Co-Investing for Family Offices report, in association with global investment firm KKR, provides a deep-dive analysis into why key trends within the private equity and co-investing arena have occurred.

November 21, 2018

Victor Li transforming father’s old empire through new tech, Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to John Hopkins University, and profits rise to $1.4 billion at top Scottish family firms.

Victor Li transforming his father’s empire through new tech

Victor Li, son of Hong Kong’s richest family and current chairman of CK Hutchinson Holdings, has forged partnerships with a slew of mainland Chinese technology companies after taking over from his father earlier this year.

Li (pictured) succeeded his 90-year-old father Li Ka-Shing as head of first-generation family business CK Group in May.

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