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February 18, 2020

A significant number of family businesses do not have a succession plan in place. Failure to address this is likely to be to the detriment of the business in the long-run. The family need to decide what the future of the business looks like, and crucially which family members, if any, wish to be involved.

A significant number of family businesses do not have a succession plan in place. Failure to address this is likely to be to the detriment of the business in the long-run. The family need to decide what the future of the business looks like, and crucially which family members, if any, wish to be involved.

February 7, 2020

Amundi SA's alternative and real assets business launched in 2016 with the ambition to integrate all its unlisted assets expertise in real estate, private debt, private equity and infrastructure. This was in response to growing investor demand for such asset classes, through which it is possible to capture an illiquidity premium and diversify portfolios. Since then, funds under management have doubled to €54 billion ($58 billion)—hitting the target the firm set itself when it launched the platform.

Amundi SA's alternative and real assets business launched in 2016 with the ambition to integrate all its unlisted assets expertise in real estate, private debt, private equity and infrastructure. This was in response to growing investor demand for such asset classes, through which it is possible to capture an illiquidity premium and diversify portfolios. Since then, funds under management have doubled to €54 billion ($58 billion)—hitting the target the firm set itself when it launched the platform.

December 17, 2019

We are all familiar with the platitudes about trusts: great things if used right, offering potential solutions to asset protection, probate, tax and family issues. The concept of moving the legal ownership of an asset to an unrelated party while still retaining the benefit of it is useful in many contexts.

We are all familiar with the platitudes about trusts: great things if used right, offering potential solutions to asset protection, probate, tax and family issues. The concept of moving the legal ownership of an asset to an unrelated party while still retaining the benefit of it is useful in many contexts.

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 25, 2019

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

July 12, 2019

The wealth of the world’s richest people, often leaders of legacy business families, has been hit the hardest by global economic turbulence to the tune of $2 trillion—the first downturn in seven years.

The wealth of the world’s richest people, often leaders of legacy business families, has been hit the hardest by global economic turbulence to the tune of $2 trillion—the first downturn in seven years.

The wealth of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), who represent the richest 1% of the world’s high net worth individual (HNWI) population, accounted for 75% of the total global wealth decline, according to the new World Wealth Report 2019 released this week.

March 12, 2019

Divorce, despite the best efforts of the parties and their solicitors, can sometimes be a traumatic, and difficult process. Divorce proceedings are often more complicated, and the animosity between the parties can increase, where as well as being married, there is a family business. We look at some of the ways in which the courts in England and Wales approach the family business within divorce proceedings.

Divorce, despite the best efforts of the parties and their solicitors, can sometimes be a traumatic, and difficult process. Divorce proceedings are often more complicated, and the animosity between the parties can increase, where as well as being married, there is a family business. We look at some of the ways in which the courts in England and Wales approach the family business within divorce proceedings.

July 17, 2018

Much has been written about succession and transition in family enterprise—and much more has been written about the role of the next generation in the company, the family, and in governance. Entire courses and plans for next gen development and education have been created. But what about the next generation of advisers? 

Much has been written about succession and transition in family enterprise—and much more has been written about the role of the next generation in the company, the family, and in governance. Entire courses and plans for next gen development and education have been created.

February 12, 2018

Despite a tumultuous fortnight in the stock market, family offices are being encouraged to look at whether they have enough global equity exposure, with the second-longest bull market in history predicted to keep lumbering through 2018.

Despite a tumultuous fortnight in the stock market, family offices are being encouraged to look at whether they have enough global equity exposure, with the second-longest bull market in history predicted to keep lumbering through 2018.

Steve Brice, chief investment strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, said the majority of his family office clients were under-exposed to equities, and though the past week had seen trillions wiped off stock market values, this provided opportunity for investors to buy into.

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