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March 23, 2020

The boards of family businesses need to step up their professionalisation to broaden succession planning, introduce the next generation and improve the gender mix, says a leading international family business consultant.

The boards of family businesses need to step up their professionalisation to broaden succession planning, introduce the next generation and improve the gender mix, says a leading international family business consultant.

February 14, 2020

Inditex pumps $9.2 million into social welfare; Benetton fires photographer over bridge remark; Frederick Koch, US philanthropist, dies aged 86.

Ortego-owned Inditex pumps $9.2 million into social welfare

The Ortega family-owned Spanish fashion giant Inditex, best known for its high street retail chain Zara, will give €8.5 million ($9.2 million) to the Catholic Church’s charitable organisation Caritas Spain for social employment and circular economy efforts.

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.

September 5, 2018

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

A leading Spanish business school says families can plan their successions in just six steps, after finding most of the firms it surveyed did not have a structure ready to transfer control between the generations.

New research from IESE Business School revealed more than half of the companies consulted (53%) did not yet have a defined succession plan, despite acknowledging the importance of securing longevity.

August 29, 2018

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Spain was among the Eurozone countries hit hardest by the economic crisis in 2008, its GDP shrinking by 10% over five years. At the same time, the lines of those searching for work lengthened dramatically and when the country was at its lowest ebb, the unemployment rate was well above 25%.

April 12, 2018

Exceptional speakers are confirmed and shortlisted nominees are ready for the judges’ consideration now there are just two months to go until Campden Wealth hosts the Davos and Oscars of family business in Europe.

Exceptional speakers are confirmed and shortlisted nominees are ready for the judges’ consideration now there are just two months to go until Campden Wealth hosts the Davos and Oscars of family business in Europe.

December 6, 2017

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?


 

ASPEN, COLORADO, US

Few places fit the tag “billionaire’s playground” quite like Aspen, Colorado.

Nestled within the Rocky Mountains, it has long been one of the United States’ most exclusive skiing destinations.

August 8, 2016

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

November 11, 2015

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Bank lending still accounts for 48% of all corporate funding in western Europe, the report said, but almost half of corporates expect their use of alternative finance to increase over the next five years.

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