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December 9, 2019

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

There’s no doubt that family offices continue to evolve, with traditional models, where a family’s interests are directed by a single ‘head’ in a small number of jurisdictions with shared objectives, being a thing of the past. Today, a family office is much more global, diverse, and tech-savvy.

October 31, 2019

European family business titans Fiat Chrysler and LVMH look to consolidate their dominance in their automaking and luxury goods markets in an uncertain world by eyeing multi-billion dollar mergers.

European family business titans Fiat Chrysler and LVMH look to consolidate their dominance in their automaking and luxury goods markets in an uncertain world by eyeing multi-billion dollar mergers.

The Italian Agnelli family, which controls Fiat Chrysler through its holding company Exor, was expected to approve the proposed $48 billion union with Peugeot-owner PSA, itself 12.2% owned by the French Peugeot family.

October 24, 2019

European family office investor J Stern and Co has defended French family business Pernod Ricard against the “short term goals” of activist investors after the world's second-largest wine and spirits group was criticised by US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.

European family office investor J Stern and Co has defended French family business Pernod Ricard against the “short term goals” of activist investors after the world's second-largest wine and spirits group was criticised by US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.

September 26, 2019

Families looking to formalise their governance structure should ensure all next generation members are involved in the process so they can voice ideas for their future and contribute to the terms, says next gen Marie-Amelie Jacquet.

Families looking to formalise their governance structure should ensure all next generation members are involved in the process so they can voice ideas for their future and contribute to the terms, says next gen Marie-Amelie Jacquet.

September 23, 2019

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

Nearly half (45%) of principals surveyed said they were re-aligning their investment strategy to manage risk or take advantage of opportunistic events (42%). Another two-fifths (42%) said they were increasing their cash reserves, while a fifth (22%) are reducing leverage exposure within their investments.

August 23, 2019

Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS is only one month away from launching the eagerly-awaited Global Family Office Report 2019 and new chapters are in store.

Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS is only one month away from launching the eagerly-awaited Global Family Office Report 2019 and new chapters are in store.

A ground-breaking number of family office principals from around the world have been surveyed for the benchmark-setting study and the report is currently being written. The sixth edition of the report will be published on 24 September.

August 12, 2019

A surge in the number of billionaires has made Asian family offices an El Dorado for wealth managers lured by the prospect of bigger pay packages and more varied work.

A surge in the number of billionaires has made Asian family offices an El Dorado for wealth managers lured by the prospect of bigger pay packages and more varied work.

May 24, 2019

Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

The average female representation on a UK family board was as low as 12%, much lower compared to all FTSE 100 companies at 23%, according to a new report out this week on the corporate governance arrangements of the country’s largest family firms by turnover.

April 16, 2019

Merck had been able to continually anticipate changes in the macro-environment and adapt itself

There are several things that family businesses can learn from the history of Merck.

Cohesion and continuity are the benefits of adherence to family values and tradition. Merck values of hard work, empathy, and striving for excellence were imbibed and inculcated across generations mainly through practice.

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