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March 6, 2013

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013.

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013. However, it is the cities of New York, London and Paris that will continue to remain most popular with the ultra-rich.

February 27, 2013

Mathilde Thomas and her husband’s beauty brand has conquered France. America is next.

New York, a week after Superstorm Sandy, and the morning of Obama’s re-election. In her new store in a prime corner location on the Upper East Side, Mathilde Thomas is lining up bottles of Caudalie skincare products with the precision of a chemist. A digital display shows the view from her bedroom at her family’s vineyard, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, with leaves rippling in the breeze. The central counter is made from wine barrels and the wallpaper is decorated with pictures of the varieties of grapes the family grows.

February 8, 2013

New York’s "best cheesecake" maker is also a family business. CampdenFB looks at its recipe for success.

New York is hardly short of icons – look at all those yellow cabs and skyscrapers – but when it comes to dessert, it’s all about cheesecake. And when it comes to cheesecake, there’s nowhere quite like Brooklyn landmark Junior’s, a restaurant and bakery beloved of presidents, mayors, singers and film stars for the past 62 years.

March 28, 2012

London and New York attract the highest number of wealthy individuals investing in property, but this could change in the future, with fast-emerging cities such as Beijing and Shanghai gaining popularity. 

London and New York attract the highest number of wealthy individuals investing in property, but this could change in the future, with fast-emerging cities such as Beijing and Shanghai gaining popularity.

September 22, 2010

Former US president Bill Clinton opened his sixth annual philanthropic summit in New York on 21 September with a call to philanthropic institutions and governments to work together to promote economic growth and achieve their philanthropic goals.

Former US president Bill Clinton opened his sixth annual philanthropic summit in New York on 21 September with a call to philanthropic institutions and governments to work together to promote economic growth and achieve their philanthropic goals.

During his opening address Clinton said: "I hope when we come out of this meeting every one of you will have a clearer idea about how you can best use your resources in this climate to promote more economic growth in all the countries represented here."

September 6, 2010

Residential property deals of more than $20 million remain buoyant, but family offices are steering clear of commercial real estate reports David Bain.

When one of France's wealthiest families wanted to buy a new property in Europe, without hesitation they chose London. After a few months they finally settled upon a £30 million townhouse in Kensington with 10 bedrooms and nearly as many reception rooms. Charles McDowell, who runs his own property consultancy putting deals like the above together, says big deals have been little affected by the turmoil of the last few years, and if anything have been stronger than ever in the last few months.

August 3, 2010

Courts in both New York and the Cayman Islands have dismissed lawsuits related to the dispute between family-owned Saudi Arabian conglomerates Saad Group and Ahamad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers.

Courts in both New York and the Cayman Islands have dismissed lawsuits related to the dispute between family-owned Saudi Arabian conglomerates Saad Group and Ahamad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers.
 

August 13, 2009

Fewer then 10% of family businesses in America succeed to the fourth generation, but Mohonk Mountain House in New York State, celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year, is run by not only fourth but also fifth generation members.

Fewer then 10% of family businesses in America succeed to the fourth generation, but Mohonk Mountain House in New York State, celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year, is run by not only fourth but also fifth generation members. Since 1869 this spacious Hudson Valley resort has been owned and operated by the Smiley family, beginning with Alfred Smiley who came to visit and bought the property with his twin brother Albert.

May 1, 2008

Dining on gourmet cuisine in fine surroundings is always a pleasure. Melanie Mize Renzulli meets three luxury family-run restaurants that should give you some serious food for thought

Dining on gourmet cuisine in fine surroundings is always a pleasure. Melanie Mize Renzulli meets three luxury family-run restaurants that should give you some serious food for thought

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