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July 1, 2007

This summer has proven to be an exciting time with the creation of a major media
powerhouse. The $17 billion merger between family-owned Thomson Financial and Reuters is set to shake up the financial news sector, as Shahnaz Mahmud explains …

Shahnaz Mahmud is a freelance journalist based in the US.

This summer has proven to be an exciting time with the creation of a major media powerhouse. The $17 billion merger between family-owned Thomson Financial and Reuters is set to shake up the financial news sector, as Shahnaz Mahmud explains …

May 1, 2007

There are more millionaires living in America than ever before, and with many putting off retirement wealth preservation is an important issue. Marc Smith reports on the investment habits of the super-rich and finds that all is not as it seems …

There are more millionaires living in America than ever before, and with many putting off retirement wealth preservation is an important issue. Marc Smith reports on the investment habits of the super-rich and finds that all is not as it seems …

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

A museum dedicated solely to news will reopen later this year complete with galleries, theatres and a multi-million-dollar price tag. Marc Smith finds out how some of the world’s most powerful media families helped make it happen

A museum dedicated solely to news will reopen later this year complete with galleries, theatres and a multi-million-dollar price tag. Marc Smith finds out how some of the world's most powerful media families helped make it happen.

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

More and more family businesses are bringing in non-family CEOs to help them grow and succeed. But creating the right environment for them to succeed in is tricky, as Andrew Keyt, Joe Astrachan and Tim Blumentritt discovered in a recent study

More and more family businesses are bringing in non-family CEOs to help them grow and succeed. But creating the right environment for them to succeed in is tricky, as Andrew Keyt, Joe Astrachan and Tim Blumentritt discovered in a recent study.

Andrew Keyt is executive director of the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago.

Joe Astrachan is distinguished research fellow Loyola University Chicago and director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center, Kennesaw State University.

May 1, 2007

When a family decides to sell their business, the transaction that transpires is not purely financial. Fredda Herz Brown and Dennis Jaffe discuss how a family can evolve into a well-structured, diversified, financial entity, working together across generations

When a family decides to sell their business, the transaction that transpires is not purely financial. Fredda Herz Brown and Dennis Jaffe discuss how a family can evolve into a well-structured, diversified, financial entity, working together across generations.

Fredda Herz Brown is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.
Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

May 1, 2007

In April, Sainsbury’s was on the verge of being bought in what would have been one of the largest deals in British history. Marc Smith finds out what caused the takeover bid to fail and what the future has in store for the retail giant and its founding family

In April, Sainsbury's was on the verge of being bought in what would have been one of the largest deals in British history. Marc Smith finds out what caused the takeover bid to fail and what the future has in store for the retail giant and its founding family.

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

Family businesses can often be thought of as solid and staid, not taking many risks and tied to age-old and sometimes outdated traditions. Not so, argues Albert Jan Thomassen – family businesses today are modern, proactive, diverse and up for new challenges

Family businesses can often be thought of as solid and staid, not taking many risks and tied to age-old and sometimes outdated traditions. Not so, argues Albert Jan Thomassen – family businesses today are modern, proactive, diverse and up for new challenges.

Albert Jan Thomassen is chairman of the FBN 18th Summit Programme Committee.

May 1, 2007

Commodities have shown impressive rates of return for wily investors over the past few years. But what is the prospect of this trend continuing? John Adams investigates the role of China and asks whether investors should get in while the going’s good

Commodities have shown impressive rates of return for wily investors over the past few years. But what is the prospect of this trend continuing? John Adams investigates the role of China and asks whether investors should get in while the going's good.

John Adams is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

March 2, 2007

There was a time when private bankers only looked after their clients’ money. Today, as Karen Jones reports, not only are the clients themselves changing, but they also require their banker to act as confidant, find them a marriage partner and arrange the stag do

There was a time when private bankers only looked after their clients' money. Today, as Karen Jones reports, not only are the clients themselves changing, but they also require their banker to act as confidant, find them a marriage partner and arrange the stag do.

Karen Jones is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

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