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February 16, 2017

The McKinney Møller family intends to directly own – partly or as a majority shareholder – several Maersk-related entities following key strategic changes at the Danish transport-to-energy behemoth Maersk Group.

The McKinney Møller family intends to directly own – partly or as a majority shareholder – several Maersk-related entities directly following key strategic changes at the Danish transport-to-energy behemoth Maersk Group.

The announcement comes as the 113-year-old Danish company replaced its chairman of 14 years and posted its second heaviest loss in seven decades.

February 14, 2017

Research suggests that blended families are on the rise, adding an additional layer of family dynamics to the existing complexities that business families are dealing with. 

Research suggests that blended families are on the rise, adding an additional layer of family dynamics to the existing complexities that business families are dealing with. During the inauguration of the new United States president in Washington DC, the very blended nature of the First Family was hard to miss. But is it really a new phenomenon and how does it influence family conflict?

February 7, 2017

Nobody really knows what the Trump presidency will bring, but one thing is certain: Trump is a very controversial figure who evokes strong emotions on both sides

Two days after Donald Trump shocked the world by being elected as the 45th President of the United States, my wife and I travelled to Argentina for a vacation. Nearly everyone we met asked about the election, mostly saying something like: “What are you crazy Yanquis thinking?” The newspaper headlines in Buenos Aires were extremely unflattering, as they probably were worldwide. Nobody really knows what the Trump presidency will bring, but one thing is certain: Trump is a very controversial figure who evokes strong emotions on both sides.

January 24, 2017

Are robust labour markets and culture shifts drawing successors into sexy start-ups and pushing them away from ‘traditional’ family firms? Scott McCulloch reports

Are robust labour markets and culture shifts drawing successors into sexy start-ups and pushing them away from ‘traditional’ family firms? Scott McCulloch reports

Next-generation successors have long been advised to cut their professional teeth outside the family business before coming in. Yet in an era of globalised economies, where company revenues can grow enormously in a single generation, are family businesses losing their allure for affluent and entrepreneurial Millennials?

December 21, 2016

Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

Winning the Top Non-Family Director Award at this year’s European Families in Business Awards is just the latest in a series of accolades for Monica Mondardini. The trailblazing chief executive of CIR Group tells James Beech her philosophy for working with family businesses, the secrets to effective management and what Italy must do to reach sustainable economic growth

December 13, 2016

The global financial crisis triggered a change in the way the Chan family approached philanthropy. Now Dee Dee Chan is using her skills in Hong Kong’s wealth management industry at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas to drive social change as director of her family’s Seal of Love Charitable Foundation

The global financial crisis triggered a change in the way the Chan family approached philanthropy. Now Dee Dee Chan is using her skills in Hong Kong’s wealth management industry at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas to drive social change as director of her family’s Seal of Love Charitable Foundation

What do you hope to achieve with your wealth?

November 29, 2016

How will I ensure that I am treated fairly? Will I be able to make a difference? How do I avoid getting drawn into family conflicts? These are some of the questions that I get asked time and time again by talented individuals, who are considering joining family businesses as a non-family executive.

How will I ensure that I am treated fairly? Will I be able to make a difference? How do I avoid getting drawn into family conflicts? These are some of the questions that I get asked time and time again by talented individuals, who are considering joining family businesses as a non-family executive.

November 21, 2016

A first-ever study of more than 1,000 Latin American family businesses across eight countries has turned up many challenges to tackle, from succession planning to gender balance. Guillermo Salazar, founder of Exaudi Family Business Consulting, outlines its key findings

A first-ever study of more than 1,000 Latin American family businesses across eight countries has turned up many challenges to tackle, from succession planning to gender balance. Guillermo Salazar, founder of Exaudi Family Business Consulting, outlines its key findings

November 14, 2016

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

To some the origins of Fiege might sound like the classic 1980s British sitcom Only Fools and Horses: an entrepreneurial farmer-cum-businessman fixes a rickety cart to one of his horses in the hope his new “transportation business” will make him a millionaire.

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