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November 2, 2011

Banks need to try harder, say family businesses. But 10 banks come out on top when rated by family businesses in Europe. CampdenFB looks at the winners in more detail.

Banks need to try harder, say family businesses. But 10 banks come out on top when rated by family businesses in Europe. CampdenFB looks at the winners in more detail.

Barclays
UK bank with a huge corporate client base, many of them family businesses

October 20, 2011

The wealth of the world’s millionaires jumped by $20 trillion to $89 trillion in just one year, according to research from Credit Suisse. 

The wealth of the world’s millionaires jumped by $20 trillion (€14.5 trillion) to $89 trillion in just one year, according to research from Credit Suisse.

The bank’s Global Wealth Report also found that there are 84,700 ultra-high net worth individuals, those with net assets exceeding $50 million, across the world.

Read the full story at CampdenFO

October 7, 2011

Indonesia's Bakrie family risks losing control of coalminer Bumi plc, with reports suggesting the family is considering selling its stake to repay a $1.3 billion (€964 million) loan to a syndicate led by Credit Suisse.

Indonesia's Bakrie family risks losing control of coalminer Bumi plc, with reports suggesting the family is considering selling its stake to repay a $1.3 billion (€964 million) loan to a syndicate led by Credit Suisse.

According to the Financial Times, the family may sell all or part of its 47% stake in Bumi in order to repay a $1.3 billion loan the company used to consolidate its debt before being listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2011.

September 15, 2011

Most global banks are increasingly targeting family offices by launching new units to service them and marketing initiatives to tout their services. So which are the top 10 wealth managers for family offices?

Most global banks are increasingly targeting family offices by launching new units to service them and marketing initiatives to tout their services. So which are the top 10 wealth managers for family offices?

David Bain answers the question at CampdenFO.

July 22, 2010

Today’s second quarter results from Credit Suisse showed that Switzerland’s biggest bank in terms of market capitalisation continues to attract money from the world’s wealthy, including business-owning families and family offices, writes David Bain.

Today's second quarter results from Credit Suisse showed that Switzerland's biggest bank in terms of market capitalisation continues to attract money from the world's wealthy, including business-owning families and family offices, writes David Bain.
 
Nearly SFr12 billion of net new money flowed into the bank's core private-banking unit in the quarter, which compliments the already SFr13 billion that swelled the private bank's assets under management in the first quarter.
 

July 16, 2010

Tax raids by governments on private banks, such as the one on Wednesday by German investigators on Credit Suisse offices, are a short term move by governments to raise cash but do not address the underlying problems, according to one family office executive.

Tax raids by governments on private banks, such as the one on Wednesday by German investigators on Credit Suisse offices, are a short term move by governments to raise cash but do not address the underlying problems, according to one family office executive.
 

June 25, 2009

Huntsman Corp, the family-owned chemical company, has agreed to a settlement worth $1.73 billion to end its compensation claims against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

Huntsman Corp, the family-owned chemical company, has agreed to a settlement worth $1.73 billion to end its compensation claims against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

May 12, 2009

Family-owned chemical company Huntsman Corp will proceed to trial against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank after a US judge ruled the majority of claims against them should stand.

Family-owned chemical company Huntsman Corp will proceed to trial against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank after a US judge ruled the majority of claims against them should stand. Huntsman is claiming multi-billion dollar damages over the failed mergers with rivals Basell and Hexion last year.

February 2, 2009

Family-owned US mortgage banking firm Walker & Dunlop has merged with Credit Suisse subsidiary Column Guaranteed.

Family-owned US mortgage banking firm Walker & Dunlop has merged with Credit Suisse subsidiary Column Guaranteed. Apartment lenders Green Park Financial are also part of the deal, the price of which has not been disclosed.

The new enterprise, which will retain the Walker & Dunlop name, will be one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the US. It will have significant dealings with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two lenders at the centre of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

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