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February 6, 2020

Devices to beat hospital-acquired infections, prevent opioid overdoses and instantly spot infections in blood are among the pioneering healthcare innovations being showcased to family investors at the upcoming MedTech Investing Europe Conference in Lausanne.

Devices to beat hospital-acquired infections, prevent opioid overdoses and instantly spot infections in blood are among the pioneering healthcare innovations being showcased to family investors at the upcoming MedTech Investing Europe Conference in Lausanne.

January 31, 2020

Principal makes way for next gen succession at H&M, Louis Dreyfus Company heiress open to selling stake and Hong Kong headwinds hit LVMH.

Principal makes way for next gen succession at H&M

The billionaire Persson family principal of Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz has called for his son to succeed him as chairman as the $1.7 billion fast fashion family business welcomes its first female chief executive in its 73-year history.

January 21, 2020

A quarter of family offices are already engaged in impact investing, a sector with assets worth $502 billion in 2019, roughly double the year before, but how can families really make a positive impact and return?

A quarter of family offices are already engaged in impact investing, a sector with assets worth $502 billion in 2019, roughly double the year before, but how can families really make a positive impact and return?

January 10, 2020

Pentland consolidates global Speedo portfolio ahead of Olympics, Heinrich Deichmann on family-funded growth and philanthropy, and family succeeds Georges Duboeuf, France’s “pope of Beaujolais”.

Pentland consolidates global Speedo portfolio ahead of Olympics

British family business Pentland Group has acquired Speedo North America for $170 million, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the competition of many Speedo athletes.

The second-generation $3 billion group announced this week it had entered into a definitive agreement for the business with apparel company PVH Corp. Speedo International licensed the Speedo trademark to a PVH subsidiary for use in North America and the Caribbean.

December 12, 2019

Pinault family’s Kering explores a Moncler takeover, Charles Koch and George Soros unite against the US war industry, and Blue Haven, Rockefeller and Ford foundations help launch an impact fund.

Pinault family’s Kering explores Moncler takeover

The rivalry between the Pinault and Arnault luxury family businesses appears to be intensifying with Kering in talks to acquire Moncler only weeks after LVMH bought Tiffany and Co for $16 billion.

November 27, 2019

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

November 12, 2019

John Gokongwei Jr, a Philippine billionaire who started his $5.7 billion family business empire by cycling around island towns selling snacks, has died aged 93.

John Gokongwei Jr, a Philippine billionaire who started his $5.7 billion family business empire by cycling around island towns selling snacks, has died aged 93.

Affectionately known as “Mr John”, the founder and chairman emeritus of the first Philippine multinational conglomerate was an “inspiration to entrepreneurs and businessmen around the nation, with his pioneering ideas, his strong work ethic, his passion, and perseverance,” JG Summit Holdings said in a statement.

November 7, 2019

The most challenging investment tax issues can often be found in an investor’s fixed income allocation, say the experts in family office, global tax and investments at Wellington Management. They explore some of the strategies available to investors.

The most challenging investment tax issues can often be found in an investor’s fixed income allocation, say the experts in family office, global tax and investments at Wellington Management. They explore some of the strategies available to investors.

 

 

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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.

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