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July 1, 2016

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports.

June 3, 2016

Middle Eastern family businesses facing the challenges of planning succession are set to benefit from the region’s first bilingual governance code.

Middle Eastern family businesses facing the challenges of planning succession are set to benefit from the region’s first bilingual governance code.

The voluntary guide is aimed at large businesses that are going through either first, second, or third generation transitions.

It is a response by the Family Business Council-Gulf (FBCG), the regional association of Family Business Network, to the growing issue of succession in the six countries within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).

May 25, 2016

PricewaterHouseCoopers (PwC) has set up an Asia-Pacific family business hub in Singapore, the island city-state where 89% of family businesses do not have a succession plan.

PricewaterHouseCoopers (PwC) has set up an Asia-Pacific family business hub in Singapore, the island city-state where 89% of family businesses do not have a succession plan.

Sian Steele, PwC UK family business leader who helped established the centre, said issues facing family businesses are universal.

However, Asia Pacific family business owners do not have the networking, communication, and support as developed in mature markets when they confront transition issues from first to second and second to third ownerships, Steele said.

May 2, 2016

Their outlook shaped by the global financial crisis, Millennials have a cautious outlook but are keen to have a positive effect on the world. Advisers have to engage these upcoming members of ultra-high net worth families on their terms, explains Ned Dane, senior vice president and head of OppenheimerFunds’ Private Client Group

Their outlook shaped by the global financial crisis, Millennials have a cautious outlook but are keen to have a positive effect on the world. Advisers have to engage these upcoming members of ultra-high net worth families on their terms, explains Ned Dane, senior vice president and head of OppenheimerFunds’ Private Client Group

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April 28, 2016

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

The new generation of ultra-high net worth family members wants to do more than just see their fortunes grow. A new study by OppenheimerFunds and Campden Research has found that these ‘Millennials’ want to make a dent in the world’s problems, but not the way their parents did it. 

April 13, 2016

Families should plan ahead to ensure they can make use of tax exemptions when businesses are transferred from one generation to the next, a report has advised.

Families should plan ahead to ensure they can make use of tax exemptions when businesses are transferred from one generation to the next, a report has advised.

March 24, 2016

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Risk & Return in Latin America found that 56% of the 45 UHNW family business executives surveyed perceive M&A opportunities in Latin America to be excellent or very good.

February 5, 2016

National Amusements third-gen Shari Redstone was the only vote from the board of directors at Viacom, her family’s media empire, opposing the appointment of Philippe Dauman as chairman on Thursday.

 

National Amusements third-gen Shari Redstone was the only vote from the board of directors at Viacom, her family’s media empire, opposing the appointment of Philippe Dauman as chairman on Thursday.

Her father, Sumner Redstone, 92, announced his retirement on Thursday. He had announced his retirement as chairman of the family’s other media empire CBS on Wednesday, where he will be replaced by its existing CEO and president Leslie Moonves.

February 4, 2016

Sumner Redstone’s expected resignation from family media empire Viacom today could unleash a succession battle between its non-family chief executive and his daughter, Shari, who has released a pointed statement about leadership at the company.

Sumner Redstone’s expected resignation from family media empire Viacom today could unleash a succession battle between its non-family chief executive and his daughter, Shari, who has released a pointed statement about leadership at the company.

Nonagenarian Redstone, 92, announced his retirement as chairman of the family’s other media empire CBS yesterday, where he will be replaced by its existing CEO and president Leslie Moonves.

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