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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 19, 2018

Asia’s story over the past few years has been a tale of rapidly rising wealth and with it, increased philanthropic giving. 

Asia’s story over the past few years has been a tale of rapidly rising wealth and with it, increased philanthropic giving. In 2014, Hong Kong real estate moguls Ronnie and Gerald Chan hit western headlines when they pledged a $350 million gift to Harvard University through their charitable foundation—the largest in the institution’s history. In its 2016 study on philanthropy, BNP Paribas said that 27% of high net worth Asians planned to leave at least a third of their fortune to charity.

November 13, 2018

Ray White Group has grown from one man and his shed in Australia’s backblocks to an international property powerhouse. Nicholas Moodymeets third-generation co-chairman Brian White

Ray White Group has grown from one man and his shed in Australia’s backblocks to an international property powerhouse. Nicholas Moody meets third-generation co-chairman Brian White

The heart of Australasia’s largest real estate agency sits not among the soaring steel and glimmering glass of Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne’s high-rise skylines, but in a humble tin shed in Crows Nest, a small Queensland town, 150km north-west of Brisbane.

November 12, 2018

Alternative finance providers are plugging the gap for businesses let down by banks and traditional funders with the UK industry worth more than £5.7 billion in 2017. Andrew Thomson, chief executive, discusses how London Capital & Finance is harnessing innovation in funding business.

Alternative finance providers are plugging the gap for businesses let down by banks and traditional funders with the UK industry worth more than £5.7 billion in 2017. Andrew Thomson, chief executive, discusses how London Capital & Finance is harnessing innovation in funding business.

November 7, 2018

MG Capital specialises in New York’s unique luxury residential market. In our Q&A, founder and chief executive Eric Malley outlines why his firm’s real estate niche is so popular with global investors

MG Capital specialises in New York’s unique luxury residential market. In our Q&A, founder and chief executive Eric Malley outlines why his firm’s real estate niche is so popular with global investors

MG Capital has specialised in luxury residential property in Manhattan for almost 20 years, what makes it a unique market for investors?

November 5, 2018

Boomers are retiring in droves. Generation X is not far behind. Millennials are taking charge of family fortunes. Now what?

Boomers are retiring in droves. Generation X is not far behind. Millennials are taking charge of family fortunes. Now what?

Over the next 40 years, $30 trillion in financial and non-financial assets will pass from Baby Boomers to their heirs in North America, according to management consultants Accenture.

With so much capital in play private banks are keen to keep the millennial children of wealthy families sweet.

October 23, 2018

The management of risk is essential to the human experience. For families who may be targets for attempted fraud, extortion or, in extreme cases, personal security risks such as kidnapping, mitigation begins with consciousness of the risks and having the right underlying protections in place.

The management of risk is essential to the human experience. We do it every day, to greater and lesser degrees; planning travel, investing in businesses, crossing the road. Most of our essential life decisions involve at least a degree of risk and while these can be managed, they can rarely be eliminated entirely.

For families who may be targets for attempted fraud, extortion or, in extreme cases, personal security risks such as kidnapping, mitigation begins with consciousness of the risks and having the right underlying protections in place.

September 28, 2018

There are more chief executives named David or Steve than there are female chief executives in the FTSE 100, but the next generation of women are empowering themselves in family business.

There are more chief executives named David or Steve than there are female chief executives in the FTSE 100, but the next generation of women are empowering themselves in family business.

September 19, 2018

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

While it is still far more common to see men at the top in family business, and the gender pay gap closes at a glacial pace, some research suggests that inequality is less acute within family-controlled companies than other businesses.

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