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December 2, 2020

How do attitudes towards the rich differ in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States? The wealthy and ultra-wealthy are increasingly the targets of criticism and, as often in history, they become scapegoats for negative social developments, says renowned German author and journalist Rainer Zitelmann.

How do attitudes towards the rich differ in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States? The wealthy and ultra-wealthy are increasingly the targets of criticism and, as often in history, they become scapegoats for negative social developments, says renowned German author and journalist Rainer Zitelmann.

October 20, 2020

Transatlantic relations will be completely different depending on who becomes the next president. It is less US fiscal policy—which would be expansionary in any case—then international relations that are at stake for the next four years. For both Europe and China, the results of the US presidential election will be as important as for the United States.

January 30, 2019

Slowing growth with Brexit as the obstacle, loose succession planning and the rise of cybercrime are the challenges keeping Irish family business leaders awake at night, according to research.

Slowing growth with Brexit as the obstacle, loose succession planning and the rise of cybercrime are the challenges keeping Irish family business leaders awake at night, according to research.

However, Ireland performed slightly better than global counterparts on particular areas of diversity. A quarter (25%) of Irish family business board members were female compared to 21% global and 28% of Irish family management teams were women, PwC’s 2019 Irish Family Business Survey discovered.

August 23, 2016

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

More than 17 million Britons voted on 23 June to leave the European Union after 43 years – triggering a tsunami of unprecedented political upheaval and volatility in financial markets which has shaken the United Kingdom and reverberated around the world.

June 24, 2016

Britain has rejected its 43-year-old membership of the European Union despite severe warnings to remain from global family business leaders.

Britain has rejected its 43-year-old membership of the European Union despite severe warnings to remain from global family business leaders.

An exclusive survey of the Campden Wealth community of family businesses worth more than $100 million revealed this week a decisive 75% of owners, chief executives and advisers called for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU.

June 10, 2016

The global Campden Wealth community of family business leaders overwhelming believe Great Britain is better off staying in the European Union than leaving it.

The global Campden Wealth community of family business leaders overwhelming believe Great Britain is better off staying in the European Union than leaving it.
 
January 23, 2015

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion and China’s richest man snaps up stake in Athletico Madrid

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion

Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing, is in exclusive negotiations tobuy Telefonica’s British mobile division O2 for £10.25 billion (€13.6 billion).

The conglomerate already operates the Three Mobile network in Britain. The combination of Three and O2 will create the largest mobile operator in Britain, with as many as 32 million customers.

December 17, 2013

The UK’s ultra-high net worth individuals rank equities as the best investment to sustain wealth for the next generation, according to a new survey examining investment predictions for the next three decades.

The UK’s ultra-high net worth individuals rank equities as the best investment to sustain wealth for the next generation, according to a new survey examining investment predictions for the next three decades.

According to The world in 2043: wealth strategies for intergenerational success, launched by multi family office Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P), British adults will hand down as much as £5 trillion (€5.9 trillion) over the next three decades.

November 14, 2011

Family businesses account for as much as two-thirds of firms in the UK private sector and employ 40% of private sector jobs, according to a report commissioned by the Institute for Family Business.

Family businesses account for as much as two-thirds of firms in the UK private sector and employ 40% of private sector jobs, according to a report commissioned by the Institute for Family Business.

The report found that family businesses in the UK are predominately made up of small and medium-sized enterprises, and employ 9.2 million jobs, or two in five private sector jobs. 

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