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July 1, 2007

The US was the world’s business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is
facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

Patti McCracken is a freelance journalist based in Austria.

The US was the world's business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

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

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden's Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for.

Is now a good time to purchase alternative investments and, if so, why?  

May 1, 2007

The Gilded Leaf: Three Generations of the RJ Reynolds Family and Fortune By Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman.Published by Little Brown & Co, 1989

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers.

May 1, 2007

Watching a child get married is an emotional time for any parent, especially if you think their partner is unsuitable. But how can you prevent the family business being affected by a potential divorce settlement? Karen Jones explores the growing world of “pre-nups”

Watching a child get married is an emotional time for any parent, especially if you think their partner is unsuitable. But how can you prevent the family business being affected by a potential divorce settlement? Karen Jones explores the growing world of "pre-nups".

Jones is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

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

Divorce has high costs, both monetarily and emotionally. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of family business, as evidenced by some high-profile cases in recent years. Love, power and ownership can all be at stake when family and business split

Divorce has high costs, both monetarily and emotionally. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of family business, as evidenced by some high-profile cases in recent years. Love, power and ownership can all be at stake when family and business split.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

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

Alternative investments are increasingly becoming essential elements of an investor’s portfolio. But what current trends should you be aware of? James Freeman explores what’s hot and what’s not in the world of alternatives …

Alternative investments are increasingly becoming essential elements of an investor's portfolio. But what current trends should you be aware of? James Freeman explores what's hot and what's not in the world of alternatives.

James Freeman is a senior relationship manager at Key Asset Management in London.

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