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June 8, 2012

Again and again, the financial community makes no distinction between the do-it-yourself investor and those who would prefer to use an adviser. The truth is, most investors (two-thirds, according to many studies) yearn for a trusted adviser. Their quest, however, is often frustrated by a number of obstacles.

Again and again, the financial community makes no distinction between the do-it-yourself investor and those who would prefer to use an adviser. The truth is, most investors (two-thirds, according to many studies) yearn for a trusted adviser. Their quest, however, is often frustrated by a number of obstacles.

What’s in the way. Well, there here is no guide, no Zagat’s, of the "best and most trusted" advisers. Also, once in an adviser’s office, many investors do not know how to perform due diligence.

January 6, 2011

Family-managed technology and communication company Qualcomm announced on 5 January that it plans to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash.

Family-managed technology and communication company Qualcomm announced on 5 January that it plans to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash.

The deal, made with the intention of expanding Qualcomm's technologies to new business areas, is the company's largest acquisition to date. It would provide Qualcomm with access to growth opportunities beyond its traditional cellular markets.

May 5, 2010

Katie Barker interviews three families to find out what happens in practice at a family retreat

Katie Barker interviews three families to find out what happens in practice at a family retreat. 

May 5, 2010

Tom Davidow outlines why a family retreat is an effective way for families to communicate

Tom Davidow outlines why a family retreat is an effective way for families to communicate.

April 30, 2010

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines the results of a family business brainstorm at the FBN Global Summit.

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD's Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines the results of a family business brainstorm at the FBN Global Summit.

January 13, 2010

Through their vast network of relationships, high net worth individuals are constantly made aware of entrepreneurial ventures or private companies looking for investors, writes Christian Mustad

Through their vast network of relationships, high net worth individuals are constantly made aware of entrepreneurial ventures or private companies looking for investors. When such an opportunity matches both their own entrepreneurial spirit as well as their passions, they will often invest significant amounts into private companies.

October 26, 2009

Summer 2009 will have come as a blessed relief to some family offices. A chance to get away from the negative headlines about the economy, worries about wealth management and tribulations about who to trust going forward. Others will have spent valuable sunlounger hours plotting ways to ensure such times are not repeated or at least mitigated and guarded against.

Summer 2009 will have come as a blessed relief to some family offices. A chance to get away from the negative headlines about the economy, worries about wealth management and tribulations about who to trust going forward. Others will have spent valuable sunlounger hours plotting ways to ensure such times are not repeated or at least mitigated and guarded against.

October 26, 2009

Communication between family offices and the families they serve is essential at any time, but the need is currently greater than ever

The credit crunch has brought into sharp relief the importance of adequate communication between families and family offices. Where multifamily offices have lost investors' capital, good communication can be the difference between losing and retaining client trust. Meanwhile, the very existence of single family offices is being called into question if vast sums have been lost and communication is poor or lacking.

August 27, 2009

Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director, Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines strategies to help your family business through the current storm.

In recent months many firms have laid off employees, shelved growth plans and cut budgets as the recession and general pessimism continues to afflict the business world. Amid the deepest and most widespread economic downturn for more than 50 years, international trade is forecast to fall by more than 13% and world economic activity to shrink by 2.7%, according to Paris-based body the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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