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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.

October 17, 2016

Alison Ebbage finds out how a top French business school is empowering the family business leaders of tomorrow

Alison Ebbage finds out how a top French business school is empowering the family business leaders of tomorrow

October 7, 2016

New regulations driving greater transparency around beneficial ownership are being set up throughout Europe, spearheaded by Great Britain

New regulations driving greater transparency around beneficial ownership are being set up throughout Europe, spearheaded by Great Britain. Alison Ebbage reports

Before David Cameron’s leadership was overshadowed by Britain’s infamous vote to exit from the European Union, he had notched up another notable first: pushing the United Kingdom to become the first G20 country to set up a publicly accessible register of beneficial ownership.

October 7, 2016

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism?

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism? Paul Golden reports

A mere two months before Brexit brought the curtain down on David Cameron’s 11-year leadership of the UK Conservative Party, the former prime minister had only narrowly escaped an earlier end to his premiership.

September 20, 2016

Experience in managing successful successions in family businesses will increase in value as ultra-high net worth individuals worldwide transfer more than $3.9 trillion between generations over the next decade.

Experience in managing successful successions in family businesses will increase in value as ultra-high net worth individuals worldwide transfer more than $3.9 trillion between generations over the next decade.

The new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth, in partnership with UBS, revealed 43% of family offices expected a generational transition within the next 10 years, rising to 69% in the next 15 years.

September 8, 2016

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

August 16, 2016

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In respect of their wishes, we have kept the name of this family anonymous while trying to share as much detail as possible.

July 26, 2016

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

The late actress Katharine Hepburn once said: “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Wise words for the next generation or hokum?

Many commentators agree the concept of playfulness has merit in family businesses, at least as one tactic to soothe next gens’ nerves over the prospect of growing responsibilities in the workplace.

July 7, 2016

Family governance is not a perfect science and its application is not particularly straightforward.  Some would say that the odds are stacked against success if you consider the number of issues that could potentially derail a project. Who the family entrusts with the responsibility of the project is a critical early choice that will impact the odds of success.

Family governance is not a perfect science and its application is not particularly straightforward.  Some would say that the odds are stacked against success if you consider the number of issues that could potentially derail a project. Who the family entrusts with the responsibility of the project is a critical early choice that will impact the odds of success.

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