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September 16, 2013

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research. 

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research.

In a recently published report – Good Fortune: Building A Hundred Year Family Enterprise – Massachusetts-based research firm Wise Counsel, aimed to uncover the unifying characteristics underpinning the success of long-term family businesses.

September 5, 2013

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus. 

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus.

July 19, 2013

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

In a survey completed by the Institute for Private Investors, an educational and networking service for ultra-high net worth individuals, 63% of respondents said they planned to increase their allocation to global equities in 2013 and 53% plan to increase their positions in domestic equities.

June 5, 2013

On the back of a recent partnership, the man who now heads up LGL Partners and Forbes Family Trust – two family offices founded by media moguls – talks to Campden about his plans for the future and the possibility of a merger.

As wealthy families go, the two behind LGL Partners and Forbes Family Trust seem pretty different. Yes, both might owe much of their fortunes to the media industry – the Forbes family to publishing and the Lenfests to cable television – but at first glance they appear to take very different approaches to wealth.

June 5, 2013

Can non-US capital benefit from lucrative US Multifamily real estate without establishing an operating platform over there?

May 8, 2013

Record prices being paid for top-end art work and a big increase in insurance cover for them show the asset class is more popular than ever, as demand for tangible investments continues to flourish.

Record prices being paid for top-end art work and a big increase in insurance cover for them show the asset class is more popular than ever, as demand for tangible investments continues to flourish.

Sotheby’s recent sale of impressionist and modern art in New York managed to raise the second-highest amount in the category since the financial crisis began in 2008.

December 14, 2012

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.



Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Bing Waldert reckons the wealthy are increasingly using multi family offices to manage their money – and MFOs in turn are making use of external asset advisers. 
 

October 19, 2011

We used to be uncertain. Now we’re nothing like as sure. Even Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, admits to being fearful, with trillions and trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines because investors and companies lack confidence in the future.

We used to be uncertain. Now we’re nothing like as sure.

Even Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, admits to being fearful, with trillions and trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines because investors and companies lack confidence in the future.

According to private bank Coutts the proportion of entrepreneurs keen to sell businesses through management buyouts has tripled since the credit crisis ended. But chance would be a fine thing.

September 21, 2011

Period jewellery with a real history is splendid to wear and the stones and precious metals you acquire have the potential to rise substantially in value over time.

Period jewellery with a real history is splendid to wear and the stones and precious metals you acquire have the potential to rise substantially in value over time.

There are various styles and periods to choose from depending on your taste, whether you are purely profit seeking or simply driven by the desire to wear beautiful items. At present, dealers single out art deco pieces from 1920 to 1935 as the most popular, given their strong aesthetic appeal.

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