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June 18, 2018

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

It’s all about the money

June 12, 2018

The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may be a waste of time.

The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may be a waste of time.

June 6, 2018

How do family enterprises expand in a low-growth environment? Are untapped markets the stuff of blue ocean strategy books or can multigenerational families nimbly channel all-new revenue streams? Scott McCullochnavigates uncharted waters

How do family enterprises expand in a low-growth environment? Are untapped markets the stuff of blue ocean strategy books or can multigenerational families nimbly channel all-new revenue streams? Scott McCullochnavigates uncharted waters

June 5, 2018

The annual European Families in Business Awards is a golden opportunity to see great examples of family businesses adapting and leading in their respective industries, while preserving proud traditions.

Automation, disruption, and the rise of artificial intelligence—all these 21st century technology trends can be seen as both challenges to existing family businesses and opportunities. Two vital ingredients to help business families prosper in the future and use these trends to their advantage are adaptation and leadership.

The annual European Families in Business Awards is a golden opportunity to see great examples of family businesses adapting and leading in their respective industries, while preserving proud traditions.

May 29, 2018

Swiss female wealth holders are not only challenging social norms in the battle for equality, they are overturning conventions in wealth management. James Beech reports

Swiss female wealth holders are not only challenging social norms in the battle for equality, they are overturning conventions in wealth management. James Beech reports

Say the words ‘family wealth management’, and Jane Austen is unlikely to be the first person who springs to mind. However, the 19th century novelist is a surprising source for inspiration about money matters.

“Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.”

May 22, 2018

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis had been working in the cellars of his family’s iconic wine business for several years when one day, his uncle—then the chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd—called him upstairs.

May 16, 2018

Ethan Koh is a fourth-generation descendant of the Singaporean family behind Heng Long Leather—a tannery for exotic skins which supplies some of the world’s top luxury brands. Koh founded Ethan K in 2009 as a maker of vibrant bespoke crocodile skin handbags, which proved popular with royals. He told Alexandra Newlove about capturing the millennial imagination, his most unusual bespoke requests, and his advice for the next generation looking to make their mark

Ethan Koh is a fourth-generation descendant of the Singaporean family behind Heng Long Leather—a tannery for exotic skins which supplies some of the world’s top luxury brands. Koh founded Ethan K in 2009 as a maker of vibrant bespoke crocodile skin handbags, which proved popular with royals. He told Alexandra Newlove about capturing the millennial imagination, his most unusual bespoke requests, and his advice for the next generation looking to make their mark

May 8, 2018

Death is a sensitive topic in all cultures, but especially in predominantly Chinese societies. Despite this wariness, it is a topic I have broached with family members in several ways over the past year with revealing results.

Death is a sensitive topic in all cultures, but especially in predominantly Chinese societies. Here superstitions mean some buildings do not have a fourth level because four in Cantonese sounds like “die”. Despite this wariness, it is a topic I have broached with family members in several ways over the past year with revealing results.

In October last year I took a gamble and provided a platform in Hong Kong for family principals to talk about death. 

May 7, 2018

Choosing how, where, and when to push the boat out will be plain sailing now Paul Ashton is on deck to help you enjoy life on the ocean waves

Choosing how, where, and when to push the boat out will be plain sailing now Paul Ashton is on deck to help you enjoy life on the ocean waves

Jean-Paul Sartre most definitely had something other than holiday matters in mind when he wrote “Hell is other people”, but it is a notion that probably occurs to many of us when faced with the ordinary anarchy of 21st century vacationing. The options for truly getting away from it all with a group of family and friends are surprisingly limited.

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