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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.

November 7, 2016

Family businesses often identify core values, but ninth-generation Oliver von Boch has taken the process one-step further and distilled them into a lifestyle brand. 

Family businesses often identify core values, but ninth-generation Oliver von Boch has taken the process one-step further and distilled them into a lifestyle brand. Michael Finnigan reports

October 26, 2016

Why appoint family members as directors when the pool of excellent, qualified, independent executives numbers in the thousands?

Why appoint family members as directors when the pool of excellent, qualified, independent executives numbers in the thousands?

The Fourth of July is a US national carnival unlike any other – celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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 10, 2016

Investing in quality education pays dividends in social benefits. Flat World Partners founder Anna-Marie Wascher explains what motivates her to help others to make the right impact

Investing in quality education pays dividends in social benefits. Flat World Partners founder Anna-Marie Wascher explains what motivates her to help others to make the right impact.

What do you hope to achieve with your wealth?

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 2, 2016

North American ultra-high net worth Millennials have only the first half of September remaining to declare their own unique attitudes to wealth investment in cutting-edge research by Campden Wealth.

North American ultra-high net worth Millennials have only the first half of September remaining to declare their own unique attitudes to wealth investment in cutting-edge research by Campden Wealth.

The Campden Research team has already surveyed dozens of eligible Millennials but more are urged to take part to make the eagerly awaited report as robust and authoritative 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.

May 17, 2016

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

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