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December 8, 2022

Succession in family firms has never been such a hot topic. Change is underway at the top of family businesses, triggered largely by the pandemic, says KPMG’s Mark Essex.

Succession in family firms has never been such a hot topic. Change is underway at the top of family businesses, triggered largely by the pandemic.

December 8, 2022

As advisor to some of the most storied family offices in North America, Pascal Levensohn has built his career on mutual trust and sage advice. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about honesty, openness and a very finely tuned bad actor radar.

“Being an outsider, as long as you can maintain independence and build relationships with different family business stakeholders, can really help with solving problems. It’s like being an honest and trusted umpire!”

Pascal Levensohn’s career has been defined by resolving risk and conflict.

November 30, 2022

In the new Asia-Pacific Family Office Report 2022, Campden Wealth and Raffles Family Office reveal Asia-Pacific family offices are on the lookout for investment opportunities across new and old asset classes, as portfolio diversification and alternative investments become top priorities.

Family offices based in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly adopting strategies to mitigate the adverse impact of inflation, according to the new Asia-Pacific Family Office Report 2022 by Campden Wealth and Raffles Family Office.

November 27, 2022

The fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation angel investor talks about his reasons for not applying an ESG mandate, next-gen impetus and a tax on polluting industries.

As a fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation investor, Anirudh Damani has carved a path across a multitude of industries but has a particular passion for making a difference through his investments.

From investing in a company that renews old smartphones for in-need Africans to facilitating funds into the wind, solar, hydro, and bio-power renewable power projects, Damani clearly has an affinity for making impactful and sustainable investments.

November 9, 2022

Philanthropy is embedded in the fabric of wealth management. Whether it’s the Silent Generation or Generation Z, each generation wants to make an impact through charitable giving, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Philanthropy is top of mind for most affluent families. However, according to BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Global Family Office Study, only 30% of family offices have documented strategies to deploy wealth in a truly meaningful way [1]. This disconnect is just one of several challenges that families face regarding philanthropic planning.

November 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman; Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce sees property portal Boomin go bust and Daniel Kretinsky is cleared to increase his stake in Royal Mail.

Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman
Following a full pardon for crimes including embezzlement and bribery, Jay Y. Lee has been appointed as Samsung’s executive chairman.

October 12, 2022

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former while reducing the latter.

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former whilst reducing the latter.

September 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight the climate crisis; B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora retires early; and Lululemon founder Chip Wilson donates millions to British Columbia's wilderness.

Billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight climate crisis
Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of sportwear brand Patagonia, has announced he is giving away his entire company to a charitable trust to help fight the climate crisis.

The label, which has long since traded on its sustainability credentials - including guaranteeing its clothes for life - is now in the hands of a structured trust, which has been designed to direct all company profits into halting the crisis.

September 9, 2022

Under The Queen’s historic reign, Britain’s monarchy survived and flourished. Campden FB looks at how Her Majesty adapted and evolved to lead her family and inspire her subjects.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has left the world in shock. For many generations, The Queen was the only monarch they had ever known, a constant source of resolve who lived a life of extraordinary dedication and service.

As the newly appointed English prime minister Liz Truss said: “It is the passing of the second Elizabethan age. The Queen was the rock on which modern Britain was built.”

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