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April 19, 2018

Nut rage to water rage, Holtzbrinck family use special structure to keep control, and family-owned giants step up climate action

Nut rage to water rage

The family made famous by the “nut rage” scandal is at the centre of renewed controversy, after its heiress allegedly threw water on people during a business meeting and smuggled goods into Korea illegally.

April 18, 2018

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

This was among the insights heard by international family business principals and significant investors when they attended the East Meets West Discovery Seminar, the second annual private event hosted by Campden Wealth in London yesterday.

April 17, 2018

Blind panic may be the first response to a cyber-attack, but family businesses and family offices need not fear if they follow training and a steady response. Three cyber experts at Schillings tell Daniel Bardsley how to react

Blind panic may be the first response to a cyber-attack, but family businesses and family offices need not fear if they follow training and a steady response. Three cyber experts at Schillings tell Daniel Bardsley how to react

Few things are worse for an organisation than falling victim to a cyber-attack, not least because the consequences can go well beyond the direct effects of having data leaked or made inaccessible.

The reputational damage can prove fatal.

April 16, 2018

How do families keep the creative spark alive while keeping order? The awkward truth at the heart of family governance is that procedural frameworks and innovation are not natural bedfellows

How do families keep the creative spark alive while keeping order? The awkward truth at the heart of family governance is that procedural frameworks and innovation are not natural bedfellows.

April 13, 2018

Maersk eyes female CFO candidates, Tengelmann hit by back-to-back tragedies, and VW to replace stopgap chief.

Maersk eyes female CFO candidates

Maersk may hire its first female chief financial officer to join its all-male executive, following its election of one of the least gender-diverse boards in Denmark.

April 12, 2018

The family-run South African luxury travel group Mantis has sold a 50% stake to Europe’s largest hotelier in a bid to ensure future growth in the competitive global hospitality market.

The family-run South African luxury travel group Mantis has sold a 50% stake to Europe’s largest hotelier in a bid to ensure future growth in the competitive global hospitality market.

The Mantis deal with AccorHotels, for an undisclosed sum, is the latest instance of a major family business financing expansion by releasing significant equity to capital providers, a growing trend revealed in a 2017 Campden Research report.

April 12, 2018

It is not unusual for successful business people to spend their later years focused on charitable work. More novel is the entrepreneur who, by age 40, spends 90% of his time on a project that makes him no money. Alexandre Mars spoke to Alexandra Newlove about Epic, his non-profit start-up, and making giving the norm

It is not unusual for successful business people to spend their later years focused on charitable work. More novel is the entrepreneur who, by age 40, spends 90% of his time on a project that makes him no money. Alexandre Mars spoke to Alexandra Newlove about Epic, his non-profit start-up, and making giving the norm

Alexandre Mars’ outlook on life is buoyed by the belief that people want to help others—though, he concedes they do not always act on this impulse.

April 12, 2018

Exceptional speakers are confirmed and shortlisted nominees are ready for the judges’ consideration now there are just two months to go until Campden Wealth hosts the Davos and Oscars of family business in Europe.

Exceptional speakers are confirmed and shortlisted nominees are ready for the judges’ consideration now there are just two months to go until Campden Wealth hosts the Davos and Oscars of family business in Europe.

April 10, 2018

Wealthy families spend significant sums monitoring and managing financial, operational, and other risks, yet mental health issues are equally as dangerous when they affect key family members or principals.

Wealthy families spend significant sums monitoring and managing financial, operational, and other risks, yet mental health issues are equally as dangerous when they affect key family members or principals.

“Rags to riches and back again in three generations.” We’ve heard it more times than we can count, but the sad truth is, the old adage is true far too often. Great wealth is earned by the hard-working first generation, only to disappear by the third.

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