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February 14, 2011

Continuity helps clients manage the challenges and inherent conflicts of working and sharing together. Our approach is grounded in business expertise and leverages mediation, negotiation and family systems skills. We recognize the importance of the continuing family relationships at every stage of our work.

 

February 14, 2011

Russia’s tycoons have come back remarkably in 2010 as the country has set a new record for its number of billionaires. According to Finans magazine, Russia has 114 dollar billionaires, compared with less than 50 at the end of 2008, when the credit crisis saw the fortunes of the country’s billionaires drastically drop.

Russia’s tycoons have come back remarkably in 2010 as the country has set a new record for its number of billionaires. According to Finans magazine, Russia has 114 dollar billionaires, compared with less than 50 at the end of 2008 when the credit crisis saw the fortunes of the country’s billionaires drastically drop.

According to the top 500 rich list compiled by Russian magazine Finans', everyone on the list is worth at least $160 million, with the top 10 wealthiest Russians together worth $182 billion, up by 30% from $139 billion in 2009.

February 11, 2011

Aston Pearl, "The family office for everything except money," has provided objective advisory to business-owning families and single family offices since 2002.

 

February 3, 2011

Media giant News Corporation announced on 2 February that its revenues for the second quarter increased to $642 million from $254 million for the same period a year before, as it simultaneously launched its news publication created exclusively for the iPad.

Media giant News Corporation announced on 2 February that its revenues for the second quarter increased to $642 million from $254 million for the same period a year before, as it simultaneously launched its news publication created exclusively for the iPad.   

January 19, 2011

The world’s largest watchmaker, the Swatch Group, announced on 19 January that its sales reached a record $6.7 billion for 2010, and is upbeat about the year ahead.

The world's largest watchmaker, the Swatch Group, announced on 19 January that its sales reached a record $6.7 billion for 2010, and is upbeat about the year ahead.

The Geneva-based group announced a year-on-year 19% rise in sales, with its watches achieving an "excellent performance" in all markets and price segments. Apart from Swatch watches, the group also makes luxury timepieces like Breguet, Blancpain, Rado and Omega.  

The group said that it was optimistic about 2011, on the back of strong December sales, which were up 21% year-on-year.
 

January 17, 2011

Privately owned real estate and entertainment company, the Trump Organisation, has announced plans to enter the Indian property market with a luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai.

Privately owned real estate and entertainment company, the Trump Organisation, has announced plans to enter the Indian property market with a luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai.

The New-York based company, owned and managed by Donald Trump, is to work with Indian developers Rohan Lifescapes for its first venture in India, said a report in Bloomberg.

Executive vice president, Donald Trump Jr, told Bloomberg: "The market place (in India) is beginning to understand and appreciate luxury, so there is a great opening for us there, as well as in resorts"

January 13, 2011

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

In a statement, the New York-based company said it would hire Matthew Miller, former editor of Forbes' billionaire list, in February. Bloomberg plans to launch the rich list sometime in the next two years, but gave no exact date for the launch.

January 5, 2011

French regulators will debate on 6 January whether the plan proposed by Hermes family shareholders that would prevent a hostile takeover of the company can be allowed under antitrust laws.

French regulators will debate on 6 January whether the plan proposed by Hermes family shareholders that would prevent a hostile takeover of the company can be allowed under antitrust laws.

The family, who controls 73% of the Paris-based company, met in December to set up a holding company, which will control more than 50% of Hermes and have the first right to purchase any of the remaining family-owned shares as and when they are sold.

December 10, 2010

PPR, the France-based luxury goods group owned by the Pinault family, announced 9 December that it is in exclusive talks to sell its furniture and electrical equipment retailer Conforama to Steinhoff International.

PPR, the France-based luxury goods group owned by the Pinault family, announced 9 December that it is in exclusive talks to sell its furniture and electrical equipment retailer Conforama to Steinhoff International.

The deal would see South Africa-based Steinhoff pay €1.2 billion in cash for 100% of Conforama and would assume the net debt of the European company.

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