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January 16, 2015

Education is one of the top causes that wealthy families donate to globally, with many high-profile examples of significant donations being made to tertiary institutions. But is donating to a top university or your alma mater beneficial for society as a whole, or just an elite few? 

January 13, 2015

Looking for education initiatives beyond the traditional tertiary sector, but not sure where to direct your efforts? Popstar-turned-philanthropist Apl.de.ap shows one way to affect change in education from the ground up

By any standards, it is a remarkable achievement to co-found a multi-million dollar selling international pop act that wins half a dozen Grammy awards. To do this when you have a severe sight problem, nystagmus, and after you were brought up as one of seven children by a single mother in the Philippines, is little short of extraordinary.

January 6, 2015

European family offices are less likely to manage philanthropy projects than their global counterparts. What impact is this having on their charitable giving and engagement of the next generation?

Family offices in Europe are far less interested in managing family philanthropy than originally thought, with more than one-third (36%) not involved in the practice at all, according to the Global Family Office Study 2014. This is proportionally higher than any other region.

December 24, 2014

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

1.    Berkshire Hathaway offers long-term alternative for family offices

October 10, 2014

Asia, the Middle East and Africa are currently some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Now a new report profiles what makes the regions’ high net worth business owners tick.

Founded in 1974, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics empire, already has revenues of $131.8 billion (€104.4 billion). It’s not a consumer brand, but its electrical components power iPhones, Kindles and Playstations, among other gadgets. Still in the hands of its founder, Terry Gou, the company is an example of the way private business can exploit the skyrocketing economies of developing regions.

October 10, 2014

The Ikea Foundation, connected to the eponymous family-controlled furniture empire, is to fund a documentary series aimed at drawing attention to discrimination and abuse against women.

The Ikea Foundation, connected to the eponymous family-controlled furniture empire, is to fund a documentary series aimed at drawing attention to discrimination and abuse against women.

The foundation will be funding A Path Appears, produced by the Half a Sky Movement – the second time it has donated to a documentary produced by the women’s rights organisation. It will donate €1.12 million to its development.

September 8, 2014

A Hong Kong family office’s $350 million (€270.4 million) gift to the Harvard School of Public Health will help address pandemics like Ebola, the school’s dean says.

A Hong Kong family office’s $350 million (€270.4 million) gift to the Harvard School of Public Health will help address pandemics like Ebola, the school’s dean says.

The gift by the Morningside Foundation, the philanthropic arm of family office Morningside Group, is the largest single gift in the Ivy League institution’s history.

September 4, 2014

The phenomenon of travel philanthropy is promising to put some adventure back into charity, but who benefits most – the recipient of the donor?

July 25, 2014

A Chinese billionaire couple has been condemned on social media for not supporting tertiary education in their home country after creating a scholarship for disadvantaged students to study at elite institutions abroad.

A Chinese billionaire couple has been condemned on social media for not supporting tertiary education in their home country after creating a scholarship for disadvantaged students to study at elite institutions abroad.

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