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December 4, 2009

After a turbulent year for family wealth, Selwyn Parker assesses the situation that families face, the threats and opportunities that exist and what the experts are recommending

The global financial crisis has dealt a heavy blow to the fortunes and confidence of ultra high net worth families the world over. Simultaneously, avenues that were once considered reasonably reliable for family wealth preservation are now facing extraordinary pressures. 

September 17, 2009

In the US, if you are a wealthy individual, you would not walk across the road without taking your lawyer, tax advisor, accountant and therapist with you. The wealthy Asian individual, however, will walk across the road on his/her own.

In the US, if you are a wealthy individual, you would not walk across the road without taking your lawyer, tax advisor, accountant and therapist with you. The wealthy Asian individual, however, will walk across the road on his/her own writes Christian Stewart.

Asia has a different culture in terms of the use of external professional advisors, and this has some impact on the succession process. For example, most Asian families do not have a family shareholders agreement or "exit plan".    

August 27, 2009

Gavin Knight talks to three family business owners to assess the relationship between them, their businesses and their advisors

It is not just in the realms of financial advice that families have started to question the service they're getting. The humble family business advisor is also having to up his/her game.

January 1, 2006

A unified family business depends on good communication and a solid foundation of trust. Andrew Keyt and Joe Astrachan say the secret to good management and visionary leadership rests with making satisfying face-to-face human contact on a regular basis

Andrew Keyt is president of the US chapter of FBN International and executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Centre. Joe Astrachan is a research fellow at Loyola University Chicago.

A unified family business depends on good communication and a solid foundation of trust. Andrew Keyt and Joe Astrachan say the secret to good management and visionary leadership rests with making satisfying face-to-face human contact on a regular basis

July 1, 2005

Shareholders increasingly demand greater inclusion and influence over decisions at the companies in which they invest. Melanie Stern examines some of the issues, not least trust, accountability and nepotism, that infuriate stakeholders in family businesses

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

Shareholders increasingly demand greater inclusion and influence over decisions at the companies in which they invest. Melanie Stern examines some of the issues, not least trust, accountability and nepotism, that infuriate stakeholders in family businesses

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