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August 29, 2016

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

August 23, 2016

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

Britain has taken the first step down a long and uncertain road to its departure from the European Union. James Beech asks financial experts if family offices are in for a bumpy ride

More than 17 million Britons voted on 23 June to leave the European Union after 43 years – triggering a tsunami of unprecedented political upheaval and volatility in financial markets which has shaken the United Kingdom and reverberated around the world.

August 22, 2016

Platinum in Family Office portfolios may be the unexpected enhancer of diversification, sustainability and returns: Active promotion of jewellery and investment combine with platinum’s unique credentials — precious, industrial and green — to drive global demand growth in the face of constrained global supply

Platinum in Family Office portfolios may be the unexpected enhancer of diversification, sustainability and returns: Active promotion of jewellery and investment combine with platinum’s unique credentials — precious, industrial and green — to drive global demand growth in the face of constrained global supply.

Platinum is a distinctive precious investment asset, the premier jewellery metal and an in-demand industrial metal. Platinum has shown itself to be a successful investment over the long-term.

August 16, 2016

Despite a reputation for being high-risk, the MedTech sector boasts above-average historical returns, strong returns on capital, and innovations that can improve quality of life. CampdenFO looks at three families that have ‘hit the vein’

Despite a reputation for being high-risk, the MedTech sector boasts above-average historical returns, strong returns on capital, and innovations that can improve quality of life. CampdenFO looks at three families that have ‘hit the vein’

August 16, 2016

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the third of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on three governance challenges overcome by a diversified family enterprise from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In respect of their wishes, we have kept the name of this family anonymous while trying to share as much detail as possible.

August 8, 2016

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

August 2, 2016

Founded in 1945, Techint has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

Founded in 1945, Techint Group has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

 

 

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July 26, 2016

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

The late actress Katharine Hepburn once said: “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Wise words for the next generation or hokum?

Many commentators agree the concept of playfulness has merit in family businesses, at least as one tactic to soothe next gens’ nerves over the prospect of growing responsibilities in the workplace.

July 26, 2016

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label – favoured by festival goers through to royalty. Her daughter, Helen, joins her at the helm.

 

 

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