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May 1, 2006

Showing potential management talent you mean business is a challenge for family companies. Patrick Peyton explains how family businesses can attract and retain a strong management team against stiff competition for talent with non-family corporates

Patrick Peyton  is chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based thermal processing company, Despatch Industries, a family business. Previous to Despatch, Patrick was CFO of the Gordon P Getty Family & Trust.

Showing potential management talent you mean business is a challenge for family companies. Patrick Peyton explains how family businesses can attract and retain a strong management team against stiff competition for talent with non-family corporates

May 1, 2006

Performance at autos giant Ford is at its nadir under CEO Bill Ford. Shareholders are demanding a return on their investment and accusing the family CEO of failing the firm. Is family owner-managership damaging Ford’s bottom line, asks Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Performance at autos giant Ford is at its nadir under CEO Bill Ford. Shareholders are demanding a return on their investment and accusing the family CEO of failing the firm. Is family owner-managership damaging Ford's bottom line, asks Melanie Stern

May 1, 2006

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use ‘dynasty trusts’ to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries’ lifetime

Charles A Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office. Charles will be speaking at Campden Conferences' European Family Office Conference in London.

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use 'dynasty trusts' to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries' lifetime

May 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden’s Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden's Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

May 1, 2006

Three of the top 20 entries in the recently published Sunday Times Rich List are Indian families. Melanie Stern reports on how Asian family businesses have brought a certain flair and determination to the UK economy – a good reason to celebrate

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Three of the top 20 entries in the recently published Sunday Times Rich List are Indian families. Melanie Stern reports on how Asian family businesses have brought a certain flair and determination to the UK economy – a good reason to celebrate

March 1, 2006

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

March 1, 2006

If you need a reasonably risk-averse option for your investment portfolio then gold may be the answer. But how will it function in terms of yield, and as part of the current economic climate? Richard Willsher examines what the future holds for gold

Richard Willsher is a freelance journalist specialising in finance.

If you need a reasonably risk-averse option for your investment portfolio then gold may be the answer. But how will it function in terms of yield, and as part of the current economic climate? Richard Willsher examines what the future holds for gold

Two men meet at a crossroad. One asks directions from the other who tells him which way he should go but adds, "I wouldn't start from here though." This might be an analogy for investing in gold right now.

March 1, 2006

The UK’s wealthiest 1% of individuals are knuckled down with a cautious investment strategy keen to preserve what they have. But look out for the ‘affluentials’, says John Clemens, they’re the ones aggressively building their capital and locating growth markets

John Clemens is managing partner of Tulip Financial Research. www.tulipresearch.com

The UK's wealthiest 1% of individuals are knuckled down with a cautious investment strategy keen to preserve what they have. But look out for the 'affluentials', says John Clemens, they're the ones aggressively building their capital and locating growth markets

March 1, 2006

Family businesses never had it so good since private equity investors realised they are an extremely lucrative investment option. But don’t jump in, says François de Visscher, do your research and make sure you choose the right partner for your particular business

François de Visscher  is founder and president of the family business consultancy de Visscher & Co. www.devisscher.com

Family businesses never had it so good since private equity investors realised they are an extremely lucrative investment option. But don't jump in, says François de Visscher, do your research and make sure you choose the right partner for your particular business

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