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August 30, 2019

Controversial family business titans David Koch and Ferdinand Piech, who died within days of each other, shaped the era they lived in, but their approach to succession was very different.

Controversial family business titans David Koch and Ferdinand Piech, who died within days of each other, shaped the era they lived in, but their approach to succession was very different.

August 29, 2019

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits, Lego family fund poaches Google director to join board and Asia’s richest families join the call to end Hong Kong unrest.

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, the prescription painkiller at the heart of the US’ opioid crisis, have offered between $10 billion and $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from US states and cities.

The company, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has been blamed for fuelling the US’ opioids crisis by aggressively and deceptively marketing its painkillers to doctors and downplaying the risks of addiction.

August 28, 2019

One of the trickiest aspects to navigate as a next generation member working in a family business is trying to find the right balance when it comes to work-life, family-life, and self-worth, says next gen entrepreneur Caroline Walerud.

One of the trickiest aspects to navigate as a next generation member working in a family business is trying to find the right balance when it comes to work-life, family-life, and self-worth, says next gen entrepreneur Caroline Walerud.

The second generation member of Sweden’s Walerud family is a partner in her family’s deep tech investment company, Walerud Ventures, and co-founder of Volumental, a startup which developed cloud-based 3D-scanning technology to customise products and services—namely footwear.

August 26, 2019

Flying in a private jet is the ultimate status symbol, but owning one isn’t the only way to travel. Alison Ebbage considers the practical and cost-effective alternatives.

Private aviation solves the perennial time shortage issue perfectly and provides a luxe experience to those able to afford it. Today there are more options than ever—ownership, fractional ownership and charter, which in turn divides into different models too—depending on whether the charter is for the seat or the plane and whether the access is on a subscription or on-demand basis.

August 23, 2019

Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS is only one month away from launching the eagerly-awaited Global Family Office Report 2019 and new chapters are in store.

Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS is only one month away from launching the eagerly-awaited Global Family Office Report 2019 and new chapters are in store.

A ground-breaking number of family office principals from around the world have been surveyed for the benchmark-setting study and the report is currently being written. The sixth edition of the report will be published on 24 September.

August 23, 2019

A fair-trade plastics recycling company in Kenya is the latest social investment of patient capital by the entrepreneurial investors of a Dutch family of wealth.

A fair-trade plastics recycling company in Kenya is the latest social investment of patient capital by the entrepreneurial investors of a Dutch family of wealth.

August 22, 2019

 

Hong Kong’s richest family buys Britain’s biggest pub chain, Billionaire Koch brothers sells Canadian assets to Riddle family subsidiary and Danish retail billionaire Lars Larsen dies age 71.

Hong Kong’s richest family buys Britain’s biggest pub chain

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka Shing’s property investment arm has bought 220-year-old UK pub and brewery company Greene King in a deal worth $5.59 billion.

CK Asset Holdings (CKA), founded by Li and chaired by Li’s eldest son, Victor Li Tzar Kuoi, will pay $3.28 billion for the brewery company, founded in 1799 and take on its debt, worth an additional $2.31 billion.

August 20, 2019

To ensure successful philanthropic giving, family foundations should employ traditional business practices or risk their projects being ineffective, according to a director of a family foundation.

To ensure successful philanthropic giving, family foundations should employ traditional business practices or risk their projects being ineffective, according to a director of a family foundation.

Christopher Lavender, director of Hong Kong’s Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, spent 22 years setting up the Kadoorie family’s foundation, developing its procedures and refining its aims and objectives.

August 19, 2019

The age of quantum computing has dawned and tech giants and start-ups are racing to make the next generation of supercomputers applicable to our daily lives. Alison Ebbage reports on what it means for family businesses and investors.

Quantum computing could turn the technology world on its head. By harnessing properties beyond the grasp of traditional Newtonian physics, the potential is to transform the way that computers look at data and the speed at which they can process and analyse it.

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