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August 5, 2013

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has offered an olive branch to her two children that are taking civil court action against her regarding the management of the family wealth and controlling shares in the family business.

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has offered an olive branch to her two children that are taking civil court action against her regarding the management of the family wealth and controlling shares in the family business.

In an open letter to siblings John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart, the businesswoman – who at an estimated net worth of AUS$22 billion (€14.7 billion) is the country’s richest woman – said she was willing to appoint a co-trustee to the family trust.

February 3, 2011

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

According to IFB, family businesses use trusts to ensure stable management of the business, especially when handing over control to the next generation.

January 19, 2011

Privately owned property company Grosvenor, has appointed Jeffrey Weingarten as the new chief executive of Grosvenor Fund Management, succeeding outgoing Stuart Beevor.

Privately owned property company Grosvenor, has appointed Jeffrey Weingarten as the new chief executive of Grosvenor Fund Management, succeeding outgoing Stuart Beevor.

Previously a consultant to the business, Weingarten (pictured) joined the company as non-executive chairman in September 2010. Between 1991 and 1995, he had served as the US chief investment officer at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Outgoing Stuart Beevor joined Grosvenor in 2002, and was involved in the formal establishment of the GFM in 2005.

August 6, 2009

Conventional finance and thinking has been the norm for the last century, in tandem with the Anglo-American dominance of the world economy. An era of re-balancing is underway and one of the beneficiaries could be Sharia-compliant vehicles.

Conventional finance and thinking has been the norm for the last century, in tandem with the Anglo-American dominance of the world economy. However, it is now clear that an era of re-balancing is underway and one of the beneficiaries could be Sharia-compliant vehicles.

October 7, 2008

Ogier, a provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services, is launching a new personalised wealth planning service to ultra high net worth individuals and family businesses.

Ogier, a provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services, is launching a new personalised wealth planning service to ultra high net worth individuals and family businesses.

Branded Ogier Private Wealth, it will provide a wide range of tailored solutions including the establishment and on-going administration of trusts and private trust companies, the creation and administration of employer-funded structures, real estate advice and the formation and administration of investment funds - particularly in the area of private funds.

May 1, 2006

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use ‘dynasty trusts’ to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries’ lifetime

Charles A Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office. Charles will be speaking at Campden Conferences' European Family Office Conference in London.

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use 'dynasty trusts' to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries' lifetime

March 1, 2006

For many family members, ensuring the family’s control of their business is kept intact for future generations is crucial and yet an astonishing number of families lose control of the family business in the third or subsequent generations. Cecilia Ward looks at the options

Cecilia Ward is an associate at Penningtons Solicitors LLP. www.penningtons.co.uk

For many family members, ensuring the family's control of their business is kept intact for future generations is crucial and yet an astonishing number of families lose control of the family business in the third or subsequent generations. Cecilia Ward looks at the options

November 1, 2004

Britain’s former primer minister John Major wanted wealth to “cascade down the generations” through pension reforms. Now New Labour is tinkering with future of family wealth. Is your family trust fund safe? Matt Pitcher explains

Matt Pitcher is a financial consultant at Towry Law.
mpitcher@towrylaw.com

Britain's former primer minister John Major wanted wealth to "cascade down the generations" through pension reforms. Now New Labour is tinkering with future of family wealth. Is your family trust fund safe? Matt Pitcher explains

The UK's recent proposed changes to pensions are the widest ranging since the introduction of personal pensions in the 1980s. What many people haven't grasped is how the changes will affect them, their companies and their staff.
 

November 1, 2004

Setting up a discretionary trust can help reduce an inheritance tax bill. But, as Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall explains, retiring family businesses owners can also retain a good measure of control over their enterprise

Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall is a consultant with Toby Harris Tax Consultancy.

Setting up a discretionary trust can help reduce an inheritance tax bill. But, as Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall explains, retiring family businesses owners can also retain a good measure of control over their enterprise

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