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August 4, 2017

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

London-based property firm Savoy Stewart called on businesses to take cybersecurity seriously after it looked at research by Gov.uk on the attitudes of more than 1,500 UK companies in 11 sectors.

June 20, 2017
In the second of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, considers a family trust as a financial institution or a non-financial entity.

In the second of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, considers a family trust as a financial institution or a non-financial entity.

No one likes to be a square peg in a round hole. It doesn’t feel right. However, for protectors of family trusts with an eye on the new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) requirements, it can often be better for the trust to wear the incongruous name of “financial institution” than the alternative of “passive non-financial entity”.

June 15, 2017

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

Being the protector of a family trust can seem a pretty thankless task. The role comes with a swathe of duties and obligations, albeit laudable, and will often be unremunerated. What’s more, protectors will frequently incur personal expense and inconvenience arising from their office.

November 5, 2014

A list of 12 policy recommendations to support British family businesses has been published by a national sector organisation, ahead of the country’s elections next year.

A list of 12 policy recommendations to support British family businesses has been published by a national sector organisation, ahead of the country’s elections next year.

Notable family businesses in the UK include construction machinery manufacturer JCB, famed for its yellow diggers, and Associated British Food, which is controlled by the Weston family and owns discount retailer Primark.

June 24, 2014

From Brussels to Berlin and Westminster to Washington, family businesses are making themselves heard in the halls of power. But how much influence is enough and how much is too much?

September 19, 2013

The return of German chancellor Angela Merkel and the current coalition government at next week's general elections would be the best outcome for the nation's family firms, according to an organisation representing some of Germany's largest family-run companies.

The return of German chancellor Angela Merkel and the current coalition government at next week's general elections would be the best outcome for the nation's family firms, according to an organisation representing some of Germany's largest family-run companies.

June 21, 2013

An Australian white paper examining the role of family businesses in the national economy could be forgotten in the wake of national elections this year, a family business expert says.

An Australian white paper examining the role of family businesses in the national economy could be forgotten in the wake of national elections this year, a family business expert says.

The report, Family Business in Australia – Different and Significant, published in March, was the result of months of research by a parliamentary joint committee aiming to quantify the contribution of family businesses to the economy and to assess the challenges they face.

June 3, 2013

Malta’s minister for the economy, investment and small business has announced the government has started work on a family business act that would be the first of its kind in Europe.

Malta’s minister for the economy, investment and small business has announced the government has started work on a family business act that would be the first of its kind in Europe.

Speaking at the Bank of Valletta-PwC Family Business Forum, Chris Cardona said family-run businesses made up around 75% of the private sector in Malta.

However, he said there had never been legislation designed purely for family businesses.

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