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December 11, 2019

Boutique family office Mehta Ventures sets the pace in running, scaling and exiting some of India’s most exciting startups. Sanjay Mehta and Hershel Mehta explain how their family dynamic works and how to hunt for unicorns.

There must be something in the Gujarat water. India’s westernmost state is the birthplace of some of the country’s best-known businesspeople—from Mukesh Ambani, to Azim Premji, and Uday Kotak. Enterprise is a cultural obligation for Gujaratis—with just 5% of India’s workforce, the state produces 22% of the country’s exports.

November 1, 2019

Delegates to the latest and greatest Campden Family Connect Indian Family Office Conference say the programme was “thought provoking and agenda setting”, providing much needed intelligence and networking opportunities.

Delegates to the latest and greatest Campden Family Connect Indian Family Office Conference say the programme was “thought provoking and agenda setting”, providing much needed intelligence and networking opportunities.

January 24, 2019

Vishal Gada (pictured), co-founder and partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP, weighs up the pros and cons of a Will and a trust when planning succession

Vishal Gada, co-founder and partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP, weighs up the pros and cons of a Will and a trust when planning succession.

Succession is the biggest challenge being faced by Indian families. Also, it is not uncommon of businesses being passed on to next generations where individuals with different ideologies and varied vision are obligated to manage the business cohesively.

January 8, 2019

India’s traditionally cautious investors are using family offices to diversify their allocations into riskier assets and face disruption head on. James Beechreports

Locally orientated, ‘risk lite’, with a strong preservation ethic. This has been the traditional profile of Indian family investments, dominated by senior wealth holders with a preference for safe and steady assets. Fuelled by operating businesses where any profits have been funnelled back into the business, diversification has traditionally meant investing in subsidiaries of the family business or real estate, rather than new asset classes. Yet could a new breed of family investors with a desire to professionalise private investment be set to break this mould?

January 3, 2019

Wealthy family businesses in India say they have “a moral duty” to go beyond state requirements for charitable giving despite outperforming non-family firms in supporting philanthropic causes.

Wealthy family businesses in India say they have “a moral duty” to go beyond state requirements for charitable giving despite outperforming non-family firms in supporting philanthropic causes.

December 19, 2018

Indian authorities reject Ambani sibling spectrum deal, Lego launches new sets for stressed adults, FRC launches corporate governance code for private companies.

Indian authorities reject Ambani sibling spectrum deal

The future of telecommunications operator Reliance Communications (RCom), owned by billionaire tycoon Anil Ambani (pictured), has been thrown into confusion after Indian authorities refused to approve a spectrum sale deal to Reliance Jio (Jio), the company owned by Anil’s brother Mukesh Ambani.

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) told RCom it could not sell its spectrum to rival Jio as the proposed deal did not conform to its guidelines.

December 4, 2018

Family offices are being embraced by India’s wealthiest $2 trillion families, but few families have a robust succession plan in place to secure their fortunes.

Family offices are being embraced by India’s wealthiest $2 trillion families, but few families have a robust succession plan in place to secure their fortunes.

The world’s first study on India’s nascent family office space, released by Campden Research today, found more than half (58%) of Indian families surveyed were interested in setting up, or joining, a family office to manage, preserve and grow their wealth. Half (50%) said they were in the process of establishing their own family office.

January 16, 2018

As family enterprises tap into virtual reality technologies, many are discovering new avenues for growth and sharper lines of communication. Scott McCulloch reports

As family enterprises tap into virtual reality technologies, many are discovering new avenues for growth and sharper lines of communication. Scott McCulloch reports

Banishing the myth of family businesses as technological laggards, cutting-edge families are deftly exploiting new technologies to beef up productivity, sharpen communications and connect with customers in real, virtual, and emotional ways.

January 8, 2018

As India’s government forecasts 6.5% growth in gross domestic product for the fiscal year ending in March 2018, Vik Mehrotra of Venus Capital, the founder of the first India-focused hedge fund in the 1990s, explains why family office investors should meet the Indian demand for capital.

As India’s government forecasts 6.5% growth in gross domestic product for the fiscal year ending in March 2018, Vik Mehrotra of Venus Capital, the founder of the first India-focused hedge fund in the 1990s, explains why family office investors should meet the Indian demand for capital.

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