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November 8, 2021

Godrej family set to divide $4.1 billion empire, James Packer admits “oversights” and should have quit Crown Resorts, Luxury-leaning Exor to sell PartnerRe to Covea for $9 billion in revived deal.

Godrej family set to divide $4.1 billion empire

Godrej Group, the $4.1 billion family-controlled empire that declares it positively impacts the lives of one-third of India’s population every day, looks set to be amicably split between two branches.

The fourth-generation families of patriarch Adi Godrej (pictured left), 79, and his younger brother Nadir Godrej (pictured below), 70, are working on dividing the 124-year-old diversified group with their cousins Jamshyd Godrej, 72, and Smitha Godrej Crishna, 71, insiders reported.

November 6, 2021

The role sustainable and impact investing can play among families in saving the planet has slowly emerged to the forefront of western thinking, but families in Asia have already been putting theory into practice for years as a matter of survival.

The role sustainable and impact investing can play among families in saving the planet has slowly emerged to the forefront of western thinking, but families in Asia have already been putting theory into practice for years as a matter of survival.

November 3, 2021

Family businesses often grow in an unstructured way, leading to a culture of informality. As a result, basic employment law documents can get overlooked and family members are not issued with employment contracts or subject to formal policies. This can leave the business exposed when issues arise as neither the business nor the family member have a ‘rule book’ to follow.

Family businesses often grow in an unstructured way, leading to a culture of informality. As a result, basic employment law documents can get overlooked and family members are not issued with employment contracts or subject to formal policies. This can leave the business exposed when issues arise as neither the business nor the family member have a ‘rule book’ to follow.

November 1, 2021

Family-controlled JCB and Fortescue Future Industries sign green hydrogen deal, Lavazza coffee family in $200 million expansion of cafes in China, Sir James Dyson’s family office boosted by $1.8 billion transfer.

Family-controlled JCB and Fortescue Future Industries sign green hydrogen deal

Lord Anthony Bamford, the British second-generation chairman of heavy machinery maker JCB, hails a multibillion-dollar green hydrogen deal with Australian family business Fortescue Future Industries as “a major advance” towards making the clean fuel practical for consumers.

October 28, 2021

The Albert family, the fifth-generation Australian music publishing dynasty that has devoted itself to impact investments, says clearly defining what positive impact means to them helps in their search for new opportunities, in benchmarking performance and in pursuing high returns.

The Albert family, the fifth-generation Australian music publishing dynasty that has devoted itself to impact investments, says clearly defining what positive impact means to them helps in their search for new opportunities, in benchmarking performance and in pursuing high returns.

The Sydney-based family behind their 140-year-old music company Alberts has two allocations in its portfolio which have become entirely impact focussed—the Alberts Impact Ventures fund and The Tony Foundation portfolio.

October 22, 2021

Family entrepreneurs attending the leading 23rd European Family Office Forum are putting their money where COP26 politicians’ mouths are by sustainably investing in transformational ventures and gaining healthy returns.

Family entrepreneurs attending the leading 23rd European Family Office Forum are putting their money where COP26 politicians’ mouths are by sustainably investing in transformational ventures and gaining healthy returns.

The essential and influential forum will be held by Campden Wealth on 3-4 November. The exclusive gathering returns to its in-person format in London for its 23rd edition.

October 21, 2021

For fans of the hit HBO TV show Succession, the process of proactively handing over a family run business to the next generation probably looks anything but straightforward.

For fans of the hit HBO TV show Succession, the process of proactively handing over a family run business to the next generation probably looks anything but straightforward.

Warring siblings, hidden secrets and ulterior motives make for great television, but an undoubtedly difficult situation for fictional media tycoon Logan Roy, played by Brian Cox, to deal with.

October 20, 2021

At a family business conference, several years ago, I had the good fortune to hear speak the senior family member and then president of the fourth generation Italian fashion house, Ermenegildo Zegna. In reply to a question on where he spent his time, he identified three areas of personal priority.

At a family business conference, several years ago, I had the good fortune to hear speak the senior family member and then president of the fourth generation Italian fashion house, Ermenegildo Zegna. In reply to a question on where he spent his time, he identified three areas of personal priority.

October 19, 2021

Incorporating the family story and managing the perception of entitlement while handling complex relationships are key skills for rising leaders of family businesses, executive leadership experts say.

Incorporating the family story and managing the perception of entitlement while handling complex relationships are key skills for rising leaders of family businesses, executive leadership experts say.

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