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November 19, 2019

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

London-based seed funding initiative The Fore found 74% of the nascent charities it supported around the United Kingdom succeeded in meeting their targets over the past two years. More than 70% of grantees surpassed their expectations for expanding their charitable activities after one year of funding. More than 50% exceeded their forecasts for income generation after a year of funding.

November 18, 2019

From private foundation to public charity, The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked to improve the world. But how can the organisation deal with complex global issues in an era of hostile populism and nationalism?

In November 2006, the US city Philadelphia was suddenly thrown into a cultural crisis. Thomas Jefferson University, a Philadelphia medical school, announced it had agreed to sell The Gross Clinic—Thomas Eakin’s treasured artwork of 1875 depicting world-famous Philadelphian surgeon Samuel Gross operating on a man in front of an audience of students and colleagues.

November 15, 2019

Walmart weathers trade war with soaring digital sales, family offices enticed to stay in Hong Kong, Jari Ovaskainen’s family office ties to Alierta family.

Walmart weathers trade war with soaring digital sales

The 3.2% growth in third-quarter sales announced by family business Walmart this week, ahead of lucrative holiday sales, are being seen as a sign of the US economy’s resilience against a weakening global economy.

November 14, 2019

The chairman of the $35 billion Mars Group is putting his grandfather’s sustainable investing ethos into practice with a business-with-purpose management model open to all.

The chairman of the $35 billion Mars Group is putting his grandfather’s sustainable investing ethos into practice with a business-with-purpose management model open to all.

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 11, 2019

The world was a different place in the 2000s when CampdenFB was launched. While issues of good governance and succession planning are always front of mind for family principals, the new century has opened up the family business space to more pressure on more fronts than ever before. Are these six areas indicative of what’s to come?

The world was a different place in the 2000s when CampdenFB was launched. While issues of good governance and succession planning are always front of mind for family principals, the new century has opened up the family business space to more pressure on more fronts than ever before. Are these six areas indicative of what’s to come?

November 10, 2019

Dr Paul Hokemeyer, the internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist, reveals the signs of mental health distress that business families should watch out for, why generations cannot expect the same attitudes from each other, and how succession led to a founder’s identity crisis and almost the collapse of the business.

Dr Paul Hokemeyer, the internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist, reveals the signs of mental health distress that business families should watch out for, why generations cannot expect the same attitudes from each other, and how succession led to a founder’s identity crisis and almost the collapse of the business.

November 9, 2019

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion, Solvay shakes up structure and management against headwinds, Hays family tout capital reinvestment and the personal touch in Thomas Cook takeover.

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion

The family office of prolific US investor Warren Buffett (pictured) has conserved $128 billion in cash in its third quarter, up from $122.4 billion in the previous quarter, backing up a recession-warning trend revealed in The Global Family Office Report 2019.

November 7, 2019

Family office principals are looking to invest in modern, discreet and well connected luxury residential properties around the world for reliable long-term investments as well as second homes.

Family office principals are looking to invest in modern, discreet and well connected luxury residential properties around the world for reliable long-term investments as well as second homes.

Those were among the market trends heard from property, investment and high-end lifestyle specialists when CampdenFB visited The Luxury Property Show in London.

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