Vimeo
LinkedIn
Instagram
Share |

corporate governance

July 3, 2014

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) said a growing number of its members, especially those from emerging markets, were requesting in-depth information about family business-specific issues.

May 6, 2014

When establishing succession arrangements business owners should always consider how such arrangements correspond with personal estate planning. One recent case, involving a family farm in Cambridgeshire, illustrates the importance of such considerations. 

When establishing succession arrangements business owners should always consider how such arrangements correspond with personal estate planning. One recent case, involving a family farm in Cambridgeshire, illustrates the importance of such considerations.

April 10, 2014

Families need to ensure that flexibility is built into the legal framework of their businesses and family trust vehicles to avoid “context conflict” and safeguard governance, a legal whitepaper suggests.

Families need to ensure that flexibility is built into the legal framework of their businesses and family trust vehicles to avoid “context conflict” and safeguard governance, a legal whitepaper suggests.

Context Conflict: Preserving Goals and Values in the Family Enterprise highlighted the potential conflict in family businesses between value maximisation in the present and creating long-termvalue for the family in the future.

March 13, 2014

Majid and Badr Jafar are busy guiding Crescent Group through expansion in Iraq, embracing global diversification, and tackling family governance. They are also sounding the alarm over the bulge in Arab youth unemployment, and the $700 billion family business governance time bomb. CampdenFB reports 

Badr Jafar has had a long day. Dressed in immaculate business attire, his tie is askew and, although it is mid-afternoon, he’s still got a packed schedule for the rest of his day. In the evening, he flies to New York for a meeting at the United Nations about the Pearl Initiative, the private-sector partnership he set up to enrich Gulf corporate accountability and transparency.

December 17, 2012

Nearly one-third of family businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council states have one or more female board members, according to research by the non-profit Pearl Initiative.

Nearly one-third of family businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council states have one or more female board members, according to research by the non-profit Pearl Initiative. 
 


Imelda Dunlop, executive director of the Pearl Initiative, told CampdenFB: “It illustrates an openness among family firms in the GCC; they don’t regard board seats as being for male family members only.”
 


November 18, 2011

Family businesses in the UK are less likely to go bust than their non-family counterparts, according to new research. Entitled UK family businesses: industrial and geographical context, governance and performance, the report found that family firms have lower rates of insolvency than non-family owned businesses.

Family businesses in the UK are less likely to go bust than their non-family counterparts, according to new research.

Entitled UK family businesses: industrial and geographical context, governance and performance, the report found that family firms – be it small, medium or large – have lower rates of insolvency than non-family owned businesses.

September 30, 2011

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate. 

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate.

August 26, 2010

Ken McCracken and Hakan Hillerstrom discuss new guidelines that are designed to encourage corporate governance best practice in family-owned companies

In March 2010, the European Confederation of Director's Association (ecoDa) published a set of corporate governance guidelines intended to be implemented by unlisted companies. Based on similar guidelines already available in Spain, Belgium and Finland, other countries across Europe are currently discussing how to adapt the ecoDa guidelines for their own use.

June 18, 2010

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

Click here >>
Close