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December 17, 2019

We are all familiar with the platitudes about trusts: great things if used right, offering potential solutions to asset protection, probate, tax and family issues. The concept of moving the legal ownership of an asset to an unrelated party while still retaining the benefit of it is useful in many contexts.

We are all familiar with the platitudes about trusts: great things if used right, offering potential solutions to asset protection, probate, tax and family issues. The concept of moving the legal ownership of an asset to an unrelated party while still retaining the benefit of it is useful in many contexts.

December 16, 2019

As a collection of emerging markets with a strong growth potential, the Balkan countries have firmly positioned themselves on the map of attractive investment locations.

As a collection of emerging markets with a strong growth potential, the Balkan countries have firmly positioned themselves on the map of attractive investment locations.

Steadily growing numbers of foreign investors have expanded into Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, drawn primarily by the region’s favourable location, its affordable workforce and creative tax regimes.

December 12, 2019

Pinault family’s Kering explores a Moncler takeover, Charles Koch and George Soros unite against the US war industry, and Blue Haven, Rockefeller and Ford foundations help launch an impact fund.

Pinault family’s Kering explores Moncler takeover

The rivalry between the Pinault and Arnault luxury family businesses appears to be intensifying with Kering in talks to acquire Moncler only weeks after LVMH bought Tiffany and Co for $16 billion.

December 11, 2019

Boutique family office Mehta Ventures sets the pace in running, scaling and exiting some of India’s most exciting startups. Sanjay Mehta and Hershel Mehta explain how their family dynamic works and how to hunt for unicorns.

There must be something in the Gujarat water. India’s westernmost state is the birthplace of some of the country’s best-known businesspeople—from Mukesh Ambani, to Azim Premji, and Uday Kotak. Enterprise is a cultural obligation for Gujaratis—with just 5% of India’s workforce, the state produces 22% of the country’s exports.

December 10, 2019

It was a drizzle that turned into a storm. When the Hong Kong government announced changes to extradition rules allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, it not only triggered a political crisis, but an economic one too.

It was a drizzle that turned into a storm. When the Hong Kong government announced changes to extradition rules allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, it not only triggered a political crisis, but an economic one too.

December 9, 2019

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

December 6, 2019

John Elkann, heir to the Agnelli industrial dynasty, says his family’s $113 million deal with the De Benedetti family’s media empire will future proof the publisher of Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa newspapers.

John Elkann, heir to the Agnelli industrial dynasty, says his family’s $113 million deal with the De Benedetti family’s media empire will future proof the publisher of Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa newspapers.

December 6, 2019

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

December 4, 2019

Remy Cointreau sales are hit by Hong Kong protests; Elisabetta Fabri, second generation president of Starhotels, is knighted, and families are intrigued by a new bank vault for billionaires.

Remy Cointreau sales hit by Hong Kong protests

The French family-owned spirits group Remy Cointreau says it lost sales due to the impact of political protests on tourism in Hong Kong.

Sales stood at €523.9 million ($581 million), a drop of 3.6% in growth in the half-year to October, which were “below our expectations,” the group reported. The “very difficult context in Hong Kong since August” had “significant impact on our Asian duty-free business.”

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