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July 17, 2017

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Chief executives and investment related roles also generated the biggest bonuses of between 31% and 50%, with the high-end receiving more than 50%. However, the percentage of salary paid as bonuses was similar to the findings last year by the family office resourcing and recruitment consultancy.

November 21, 2013

A number of arrests have been made at Ikea France over allegations the European arm of the Swedish family business hired a security firm to spy on employees and customers using police files.
 

A number of arrests have been made at Ikea France over allegations the European arm of the Swedish family business hired a security firm to spy on employees and customers using police files.

Ikea France is being investigated as a corporate entity, and could be forced to pay compensation to any victims of spying.

Stefan Vanoverbeke, chief executive of the French division of the Swedish flat pack furniture business, along with his predecessor Jean-Louis Baillot, and chief financial officer Dariusz Rychert were arrested on Monday.

September 10, 2010

Family-owned bookseller Blackwell plans to follow in the footsteps of department store John Lewis in transferring the ownership of the company to its staff.

Family-owned bookseller Blackwell plans to follow in the footsteps of department store John Lewis in transferring the ownership of the company to its staff.

Third-generation group chairman Toby Blackwell, grandson of founder Benjamin Blackwell, said he was setting up an employee partnership, giving away his shares and following the John Lewis Partnership model. "I have been studying this in detail and practice," he told Bookseller magazine on 8 September.

November 12, 2009

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.
 
"One of the toughest issues for wealthy families is to identify trusted advisors that can support them through the myriad of issues they will face – financially, personally, philanthropically and with their families," said Randy Ottinger, author of Beyond success: building a personal, financial and philanthropic legacy.
 

July 1, 2004

You don’t have to throw your company to the lions when the time for exit approaches. Melanie Stern examines how selling to your managers or staff can provide another way out

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

You don't have to throw your company to the lions when the time for exit approaches. Melanie Stern examines how selling to your managers or staff can provide another way out

Yeah, yeah, yeah – so we know that business-owning families have never sat pretty with the idea of exiting by selling their beloved companies to a rival, and even less so with going to market.
 

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