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February 15, 2018

The research which takes an inside look at the unique and private world of family offices has launched—and the call is out for participants in this year’s Global Family Office Report.

The agenda-setting research which takes an inside look at the unique and private world of family offices has launched—and the call is out worldwide for participants to share their attitudes and experiences.

The Gobal Family Office Report (GFOR), released annually in September by Campden Research in partnership with UBS, is the world’s most comprehensive examination of family office principals’ attitudes to wealth, investments, philanthropy, staffing, and succession.

January 29, 2018

The famously frugal founder of one of the world’s most iconic retail chains has died in his native Sweden, aged 91.

The famously frugal founder of one of the world’s most iconic retail chains has died in his native Sweden, aged 91.

Known for driving a 1993 Volvo car, trawling flea markets for clothes, and flying economy class only, the IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad peacefully passed away from a short illness at his home in Småland, Sweden on 27 January.

December 8, 2017

The 82-year-old co-founder of iconic Italian fashion retailer Benetton has taken over control of the family business from non-family executives as it struggles with mounting losses. 

The 82-year-old co-founder of iconic Italian fashion retailer Benetton has taken over control of the family business from non-family executives as it struggles with mounting losses. 

In 1965 Luciano Benetton (pictured) established the company with his three siblings that became famous for colourful knitwear and provocative advertising campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s.

He served as Benetton's chairman from 1978 to 2012.

November 23, 2017

This has been the debate here—how to convince elder patriarchs that succession planning will fit with their life and afterlife. When they reach their 70s or 80s, they are preoccupied with facing God, not legacy, and so this region is at risk of losing big businesses.

The Arabian Gulf as we know it did not exist more than 50 years ago, as far as world maps were concerned, and while the region emerged in wealth due to oil and gold, the wealth was concentrated in tribal families.

November 17, 2017

With 65% of family offices expecting a generational wealth transfer within the 15 years, what better theme than succession to explore at the 2017 North American Family Office Conference?

With 65% of family offices expecting a generational wealth transfer within the 15 years, what better theme than succession to explore at the 2017 North American Family Office Conference?

Campden Wealth’s North American regional manager David Braham said in the next two decades, ultra-high net worth families will hand over $2.1 trillion to their heirs, a process which means grappling with issues around education, leadership, values, and communication.

November 10, 2017

A study by the EDHEC Family Business Centre shows the rate of intra-family business succession in France is below 20%. While the tax environment exerts a significant impact on the low rate of family succession, it represents only the tip of the iceberg.

A study by the EDHEC Family Business Centre shows the rate of intra-family business succession in France is below 20%. While the tax environment exerts a significant impact on the low rate of family succession, it represents only the tip of the iceberg.

For further understanding, Rania Labaki, associate professor, director of Family Business Center at the EDHEC Business School, dives below the surface to explore the “emotional nexus” binding the business and the family.

November 2, 2017

Is your family or your business more important? This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference, hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

Is your family or your business more important?

This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference (APFOC), hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

October 26, 2017

With only one-in-eight family businesses making it to the third generation, what is the secret of their success? Rosalyn Breedy, corporate solicitor at Wedlake Bell, has been advising family dynasties for more than 25 years and shares a few of her observations.

With only one-in-eight family businesses making it to the third generation, what is the secret of their success? Rosalyn Breedy, corporate solicitor at Wedlake Bell, has been advising family dynasties for more than 25 years and shares a few of her observations.

September 22, 2017

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94, Maersk ships off its tanker business for $1.17 billion, and Chinese next-gens reluctant to take the reins.

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune and the world’s richest woman, has died at home in Paris, aged 94.

Bettencourt, whose net worth was estimated at $39.5 billion, was the daughter of Eugène Schueller, who made a fortune as the inventor of modern hair dye and founder of L’Oreal.

Bettencourt was said to have adored her father, whose company she inherited on his death in 1957, her mother having died when she was five.

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