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November 6, 2018

Private equity accounts for 22% of the average family office portfolio worldwide and interest is rocketing among families, a new study by Campden Research says.

Private equity accounts for 22% of the average family office portfolio worldwide and interest is rocketing among families, a new study by Campden Research says.

The new Private Equity Investing and Co-Investment Activity by Family Offices report, released today, said interest in the asset class in the family office community continued to grow, driven mainly by outsized returns and the availability of opportunities “that are deemed superior to those within public equities”.

September 18, 2018

Family businesses outpace non-family businesses in growth and revenue, and investors worth more than $50 million are the most confident of all investors when it comes to sustainable investing, according to two separate studies.

Family businesses outpace non-family businesses in growth and revenue, and investors worth more than $50 million are the most confident of all investors when it comes to sustainable investing, according to two separate studies.

Revenue growth was stronger, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation margins were higher, cash flow returns were better and gearing was lower among family firms, revealed the new Credit Suisse Family 1000 in 2018 report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

September 7, 2018

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invests $30 million in driverless cars, New rules to define impact investing.

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre

The patriarch of the world’s first family of tea says their new $7.4 million centre for “empowerment, inspiration, community development and climate change” is the evolution of 12 years of human service in the impoverished Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

September 5, 2018

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

New research from IESE Business School revealed more than half of the companies consulted (53%) did not yet have a defined succession plan, despite acknowledging the importance of securing longevity.

May 9, 2018

Recognising tensions between family tradition and innovation is the first step towards managing those tensions and making strategic decisions to power the business forward, says new research.

Recognising tensions between family tradition and innovation is the first step towards managing those tensions and making strategic decisions to power the business forward, says new research.

March 27, 2018

Time is running out for 100,000 small and medium sized enterprises in Germany which plan to complete their succession plans by the end of 2019, but either have not found a successor or have not yet started to search for one.

Time is running out for 100,000 small and medium sized enterprises in Germany which plan to complete their succession plans by the end of 2019, but either have not found a successor or have not yet started to search for one.

January 24, 2018

Nearly half of family offices offer senior staff co-investment opportunities as part of their compensation package, new research suggests.

Nearly half of family offices offer senior staff co-investment opportunities as part of their compensation package, new research suggests.

Other popular forms of compensation for investment staff include carried interest, offered by 38% of family offices; deferred incentive compensation (28%); and leverage through recourse loans (12%).

September 7, 2017

The countdown is on until the release of the world’s most comprehensive piece of family office research.

The countdown is on until the release of the world’s most comprehensive piece of family office research.

On 12 September Campden Wealth, in partnership with UBS, will launch the Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO)—a study of 262 family offices from across the globe with an average $921 million assets under management.

Campden Wealth chief executive Dominic Samuelson said he was looking forward to the launch of the fourth edition of the GFO.

July 12, 2017

Purpose, not profit, is the key to success in a turbulent global economy but international business leaders must back words with deeds, says the latest research by EY.

Purpose, not profit, is the key to success in a turbulent global economy but international business leaders must back words with deeds, says the latest research by EY.

Almost three-quarters (73%) of respondents said embracing and integrating corporate purpose in their organisation was vital in flourishing prosperity despite uncertain economic conditions.

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