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May 1, 2015

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

The ageing billionaire has reportedly told staff at his British newspapers that a Labour-led government may lead to the break up of their employer, and told journalists to give more positive coverage to the Conservative Party, which hasn’t published a media ownership policy.

April 20, 2015

Whether its family members taking over top leadership positions, or businesses that have won awards for their employee engagement, we’ve got the leaders steering their family businesses in innovative and interesting directions 

Welcome to the Top 50 Family Business Leaders List 2015 – the fifth time CampdenFB has compiled its list of leading lights.

April 10, 2015

Many family businesses intuitively believe that family can add to their brand, but are they correct? CampdenFB looks at how the world of branding is changing, and why slapping family in your tagline and thinking that’ll do is no longer enough

March 13, 2015

Leadership transition is a cause of concern for many family businesses in Hong Kong, but could increasing competition form Shanghai and Beijing spell the end for family-run companies in the district? 

Business and wealth is heavily intertwined in Hong Kong – the special administrative region of China that operates under its “one country, two systems” principle. The statement is particularly true of family businesses in the region, where up to 60% of all business are family controlled. Among the best known are Hutchinson Whampoa, owned by Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, and Chow Tai Fook, a conglomerate with interests in jewellery and property. 

January 28, 2015

Almost two-thirds of US family businesses see recruitment of skilled personnel as a major challenge in the next 12 months and are predicting that the issue is likely to hamper growth, new research has revealed.

Almost two-thirds of US family businesses see recruitment of skilled personnel as a major challenge in the next 12 months and are predicting that the issue is likely to hamper growth, new research has revealed.

The PwC survey of 154 mid-sized US family businesses also found that 66% of respondents believe that staffing issues are likely to get worse over the next five years with many investing in training in order retain employees.

January 23, 2015

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

1: Shareholder revolts

January 23, 2015

The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. So does it make sense for a family office to hide its art away?

December 19, 2014

Family offices in North America are not collaborating on investments as much as originally thought. Why is the world’s largest wealth market cool on the concept, when it’s so popular in other parts of the globe?

The popular belief that family offices in North America regularly invest together has been challenged by the Global Family Office Report 2014, finding instead that they are the least likely to co-invest. 

According to the report, 61% of family offices in North America co-invested together last year, while in European offices this figure sat at 86%. 

December 8, 2014

Asian family offices are more self-reliant than originally thought, but that doesn’t mean their investment targets are being hit. This self-reliance is in keeping with an increased desire for independence. 

Family offices in Asia-Pacific rely heavily on external service providers for core functions, according to the Global Family Office Report 2014, challenging a long-held stereotype that they are self-reliant. In fact, it has found that Asian offices spend roughly 20% less than those in Europe and North America. 

According to the report, family offices in Asia-Pacific spend 46% of their total budget on external services, while those in North America and Europe spend between 63% and 70%, respectively.

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