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March 28, 2018

With an estimated $4 trillion expected to be passed down within a generation in North America and the UK alone, robust succession planning is paramount—but it can cause dilemmas. What are the options for those family business owners who are now approaching retirement, but whose children and grandchildren are either interested in pursuing alternative careers or too young to take on the business?

With an estimated $4 trillion expected to be passed down within a generation in North America and the UK alone, robust succession planning is paramount—but it can cause dilemmas. What are the options for those family business owners who are now approaching retirement, but whose children and grandchildren are either interested in pursuing alternative careers or too young to take on the business?

March 27, 2018

Time is running out for 100,000 small and medium sized enterprises in Germany which plan to complete their succession plans by the end of 2019, but either have not found a successor or have not yet started to search for one.

Time is running out for 100,000 small and medium sized enterprises in Germany which plan to complete their succession plans by the end of 2019, but either have not found a successor or have not yet started to search for one.

March 23, 2018

While The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) stops short of offering advice, the experts behind the study inevitably have their own opinions about the future of the family office sector. Here, Rebecca Gooch, research director at Campden Wealth, and Sara Ferrari, head of global family offices at UBS, share their thoughts on the risks and rewards ahead

While The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) stops short of offering advice, the experts behind the study inevitably have their own opinions about the future of the family office sector. Here, Rebecca Gooch, research director at Campden Wealth, and Sara Ferrari, head of global family offices at UBS, share their thoughts on the risks and rewards ahead

March 22, 2018

Hong Kong’s highest profile family business patriarch, Li Ka-Shing, is to retire in May, passing several chairman roles to his 53 year-old son, Victor.

Hong Kong’s highest profile family business patriarch is to retire in May, passing several chairman roles to his 53 year-old son, Victor.

A high school dropout dubbed ‘Superman’ for his deal-making abilities, 89-year-old Li Ka-Shing is to step down as the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings (CKHH) and CK Asset Holdings (CKAH), which he built from a small manufacturer making plastic flowers to a sprawling $100 billion telecoms to property empire.

March 12, 2018

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

The death of family members is hardly a topic most are falling over themselves to discuss, and this partly explains why less than half those surveyed in The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) have a full succession plan in place.

December 19, 2017

When your country is only 45 years old, it makes sense many businesses based there are young too. So succession is an issue which plays on the minds of many family business heads in the United Arab Emirates, as they enter the throes of the first generational transition. James Beech and Alexandra Newlove report

When your country is only 45 years old, it makes sense many businesses based there are young too. So succession is an issue which plays on the minds of many family business heads in the United Arab Emirates, as they enter the throes of the first generational transition. James Beech and Alexandra Newlove report

November 23, 2017

This has been the debate here—how to convince elder patriarchs that succession planning will fit with their life and afterlife. When they reach their 70s or 80s, they are preoccupied with facing God, not legacy, and so this region is at risk of losing big businesses.

The Arabian Gulf as we know it did not exist more than 50 years ago, as far as world maps were concerned, and while the region emerged in wealth due to oil and gold, the wealth was concentrated in tribal families.

October 3, 2017

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

The traditional model of family business succession is built on a parent passing leadership of the family company to one of their children. As the Millennial generation comes of age, family businesses are increasingly turning to non-family members to lead their family companies.

September 14, 2017

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

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