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July 1, 2004

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is a diverse family-owned group of companies, founded in Bahrain in 1890 by Haji Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo. As group managing director of his 115-year old family company and chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce, Khalid Kanoo is a busy man

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is a diverse family-owned group of companies, founded in Bahrain in 1890 by Haji Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo. As group managing director of his 115-year old family company and chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce, Khalid Kanoo is a busy man

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July 1, 2004

A former bomb disposal expert with the British Army explains the steps prominent and wealthy families should take to protect themselves against kidnap and extortion

Justin Priestley GM is Director at Aon Crisis Consulting and is a former bomb disposal expert with the British Army.

A former bomb disposal expert with the British Army explains the steps prominent and wealthy families should take to protect themselves against kidnap and extortion

July 1, 2004

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

You've bought the impressionist painting you had your eye on, and your taste for fine wine is reflected in a growing collection. It's likely you spent well into the hundred thousands, millions – or billions – on your passion so, understandably, you want them out of harm's way.

July 1, 2004

Returns of 500% sounds pretty juicy, but nothing’s for free. Melanie Stern scratches the surface of film investment and finds that this silver screen temptation is, well, just a boring old tax shelter – albeit a useful but ill-understood one

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Returns of 500% sounds pretty juicy, but nothing's for free. Melanie Stern scratches the surface of film investment and finds that this silver screen temptation is, well, just a boring old tax shelter – albeit a useful but ill-understood one

You might think it would take a pretty radical game of free association to link film and hedge fund investment, but it's simple. The relation is three-fold - big due diligence and regulatory concerns make them both very high risk.

May 1, 2004

Buying a superyacht means buying a lifestyle. It is the ultimate luxury purchase but it need not be a tax burden – provided that you take good professional advice

Howard Callow  is general manager of private client service at Bank of Bermuda, Isle of Man. (Reprinted from Private Wealth Management 2004.)

Buying a superyacht means buying a lifestyle. It is the ultimate luxury purchase but it need not be a tax burden – provided that you take good professional advice

March 1, 2004

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist and Managing Editor of Penton Europe, a media group specialising in business to business publishing.

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

You've arrived at the airport. You were stuck in traffic on the way. And the news is about to get worse. Your flight has been delayed.

March 1, 2004

Sandy Lane in Barbados and Vail in Colorado are two luxury destinations at opposite ends of the thermometer. Both have much to offer the first-class traveller – but require a vastly different mind-set from their guests

Sandy Lane in Barbados and Vail in Colorado are two luxury destinations at opposite ends of the thermometer. Both have much to offer the first-class traveller – but require a vastly different mind-set from their guests

Vail, surrounded by world-class skiing in the Rocky Mountains, demands an active outdoor lifestyle while Sandy Lane recuperates its guests by slowing the pace to a luxurious standstill.

March 1, 2004

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert’s market, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert's market, says Melanie Stern

When one thinks of wine, images of wealthy chateaux owners in southern France springs to mind, walking barefoot over slate kitchen floors, a cellar-full of vintage Bordeaux quietly gathering dust.

March 1, 2004

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

It is probably one of the most popular collectibles among the wealthy but now commonly classed as an alternative investment outperforming many equities. Art as an investment offers increasingly attractive financial as well as emotional returns.

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