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March 2, 2017

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder, Heineken results bolstered by Brexit, Euronext launches family business index

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder

Third-generation family member Adrian Cheng, 36, has been promoted to executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Group – a possible signal of future succession plans.

The timing of the announcement was downplayed as a coincidence by Cheng who for the first time presented the six monthly results for the Hong Kong-based property behemoth.

New World Group reported revenues for the six months to 31 December of HKD26.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

February 28, 2017

Startling data on female employment and pay rates for executive roles suggests that family offices remain dominated by men, but what happens when they reach the top?  

Startling data on female employment and pay rates for executive roles suggests that family offices remain dominated by men, but what happens when they reach the top?  

February 24, 2017

Mental health has been called the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age, and those most at risk often sit at the two extremes of the socioeconomic spectrum. Michael Finnigan investigates 

Mental health has been called the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age, and those most at risk often sit at the two extremes of the socioeconomic spectrum. Michael Finnigan investigates 

February 15, 2017

While most family business owners have a desire to see their business sustained through the generations, only a few capture the memories in portraiture. Michael Finnigan talks to one next-gen looking to bring back the tradition

While most family business owners have a desire to see their business sustained through the generations, only a few capture the memories in portraiture. Michael Finnigan talks to one next-gen looking to bring back the tradition

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.

February 1, 2017

More than four months on from Brexit, uncertainty still stalks London’s real estate market. So where are the risks and opportunities in the UK capital? And why are some experts issuing stark warnings about a “catastrophic” impact? David Turner reports

More than four months on from Brexit, uncertainty still stalks London’s real estate market. So where are the risks and opportunities in the UK capital? And why are some experts issuing stark warnings about a “catastrophic” impact? David Turner reports

January 31, 2017

There is an old saying in creative industries: it takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless. The same can be said of the Global Family Office Report, which takes 12-months to put together. Michael Finnigan talks to the team behind the industry-leading report

There is an old saying in creative industries: it takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless. The same can be said of the Global Family Office Report, which takes 12-months to put together. Michael Finnigan talks to the team behind the industry-leading report.

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?

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