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August 1, 2014

Indonesia’s wealthiest billionaires all come from family businesses, according to a new rich list released this week.

Indonesia’s wealthiest billionaires all come from family businesses, according to a new rich list released this week.

In the wake of the southeast Asian nation’s presidential elections, held last month, Wealth-X has revealed the Hartono brothers, Michael and Robert, are the wealthiest Indonesian individuals, with a net worth of $9.7 billion (€7.2 billion) each.

The 9 July election was won by Joko Widodo, who did not come from an wealthy background, but instead grew up in a riverside slum in the city of Surakarta.

July 30, 2014

They say a golden key opens all doors and, with the right amounts of investment, buying residency or nationality to the country of your choice is no exception. So what are the various options for investors with the funds to spend?

Straitened economic times have brought a new lease of life to a well-established concept: investor visas. Cash-strapped governments looking for more ways to shore up their tax base and international investors seeking more global opportunities are just two of the drivers in the recent boom in immigrant investor or citizenship-by-investment programmes.

July 16, 2014

Many wealthy families living off their investments are returning to active business operations, impact investing or philanthropy, as they feel they lack of purpose, a new report says.

Many wealthy families living off their investments are returning to active business operations, impact investing or philanthropy, as they feel they lack of purpose, a new report says.

The meaning of wealth in the 21st century: unlocking the secrets of wealthy families, conducted by Withers and Scorpio Partnership, sought to find whether the wealthy are focused on wealth generation, preservation or the application of their wealth.

July 3, 2014

Beluga caviar, cigars and fine dining are among the luxury goods and services that became more affordable for wealthy Londoners over the last year, according to new research, marking a significant fall in price inflation. 

Beluga caviar, cigars and fine dining are among the luxury goods and services that became more affordable for wealthy Londoners over the last year, according to new research, marking a significant fall in price inflation.

Conducted by multi family office Stonehage, the research found the decrease was primarily fuelled by a 9.7% fall in the price of luxury consumables.

July 2, 2014

The number of Millennials that own or employ socially responsible investments is significantly higher than in any other age group, according to a study that explores family dynamics in wealthy families. 

The number of Millennials that own or employ socially responsible investments is significantly higher than in any other age group, according to a study that explores family dynamics in wealthy families.

US Trusts’ Insights on Wealth and Worth 2014 found that 63% of Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, own or are interested in socially responsible investments compared with 40% of Generation X.  

Generation X is defined as people born between 1960 and 1980. 

June 24, 2014

From Brussels to Berlin and Westminster to Washington, family businesses are making themselves heard in the halls of power. But how much influence is enough and how much is too much?

June 18, 2014

Ultra-high net worth individuals shifted their focus from wealth preservation to wealth growth in 2013, according to new research, as the wealth of the world’s high net worth population grew 14% to $52.6 trillion. 

Ultra-high net worth individuals shifted their focus from wealth preservation to wealth growth in 2013, according to new research, as the wealth of the world’s high net worth population grew 14% to $52.6 trillion. 

The annual Capgemini/RBC World Wealth Report, which surveyed more than 4,500 individuals, found the world’s high net worth (HNW) population now sits at almost 14 million, up 15% on the previous year.

May 8, 2014

Three impressionist paintings from the estate of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark reached a combined total of almost $41 million (€29.4 million) at a recent Christie's auction in New York.

Three impressionist paintings from the estate of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark reached a combined total of almost $41 million (€29.4 million) at a recent Christie's auction in New York.

The trio of paintings included Monet's Water Lilies, which had hung in Clark's Fifth Avenue apartment, and had not been exhibited to the public since 1926 – it sold for $27 million.

April 30, 2014

Michael Dell's family office is likely to shed its corporate gardening company this spring in a deal expected to be worth at least $1 billion (€723 million).

Michael Dell's family office is likely to shed its corporate gardening company this spring in a deal expected to be worth at least $1 billion (€723 million).

Dell, the entrepreneur behind the eponymous software giant, bought ValleyCrest in 2007 for an undisclosed sum via his family office, MSD Capital.

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