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May 23, 2018

LG Group chairman dies, prominent Swedish families back ‘creative Davos’, LVMH-backed funds buys into Indian retailer

Transformational LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo dies 

The influential chairman of South Korea’s LG Group, who helped transform the company into a technology heavyweight, has passed away after a battle with brain disease.

Third-generation leader Koo Bon-moo, 73, had been ill for a year, LG said in a statement, and had refused life support.

April 24, 2018

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today

Ferrari is at a crossroads. The family-controlled supercar maker’s conundrum is laid bare at the end of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London that celebrates the marque’s 70th anniversary.

September 25, 2017

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots. 

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots.

The county of Wiltshire in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for one of the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories. It is best-known for its Neolithic monuments and iconic stone circles, most famously Stonehenge, but beneath its prehistoric landscape the future is unfolding.

May 25, 2017

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales, next-generation family member joins Vedanta board, and GIIN survey says big financial firms bring mixed blessings for impact investing  

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales

The family-owned retail giant Walmart has reported a modest rise in total revenues and a much larger increase in US online sales.

As it looks to take on e-commerce behemoths such as Amazon, the US-based retailer achieved a 63% rise in US online sales in the first quarter of this year.

Walmart’s online ambitions were demonstrated last year by its $3.3 billion acquisition of the internet retailer Jet.com.

April 13, 2017

Wealthy North American Millennials are deal-hungry with more than a quarter (26%) involved in more than 20 deals in the past five years, with many relying on family or family offices for advice, new research suggests.

Wealthy North American Millennials are deal-hungry with more than a quarter (26%) involved in more than 20 deals in the past five years, with many relying on family or family offices for advice, new research suggests.

Coming of age: The investment behaviours of ultra-high net worth Millennials in North America found two out of three respondents (65%) had played a role in more than five deals since 2012.

August 29, 2016

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

August 22, 2016

Platinum in Family Office portfolios may be the unexpected enhancer of diversification, sustainability and returns: Active promotion of jewellery and investment combine with platinum’s unique credentials — precious, industrial and green — to drive global demand growth in the face of constrained global supply

Platinum in Family Office portfolios may be the unexpected enhancer of diversification, sustainability and returns: Active promotion of jewellery and investment combine with platinum’s unique credentials — precious, industrial and green — to drive global demand growth in the face of constrained global supply.

Platinum is a distinctive precious investment asset, the premier jewellery metal and an in-demand industrial metal. Platinum has shown itself to be a successful investment over the long-term.

May 27, 2016

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

April 14, 2016

Superyachts are synonymous with high-comfort cruising but, increasingly, owners are asking shipbuilders to design super slick vessels matching envy-making comforts with a hard-edge racing pedigree. Mike Owen reports

Superyachts are synonymous with high-comfort cruising but, increasingly, owners are asking shipbuilders to design super slick vessels matching envy-making comforts with a hard-edge racing pedigree. Mike Owens reports 

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