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September 9, 2019

Family businesses play a significant role in the global economy, and a number of business empires are family-owned. And just like any company today experiencing a tech-driven change, family-run enterprises aren’t an exception. To remain competitive, however, these firms should have a clear sense of what they want to accomplish and adjust accordingly. 

Family businesses play a significant role in the global economy, and a number of business empires are family-owned. And just like any company today experiencing a tech-driven change, family-run enterprises aren’t an exception. To remain competitive, however, these firms should have a clear sense of what they want to accomplish and adjust accordingly. They can’t stubbornly oppose change and insist on the same business practices forever, because it could be detrimental for them and cause irreparable damage.

August 23, 2019

A fair-trade plastics recycling company in Kenya is the latest social investment of patient capital by the entrepreneurial investors of a Dutch family of wealth.

A fair-trade plastics recycling company in Kenya is the latest social investment of patient capital by the entrepreneurial investors of a Dutch family of wealth.

June 5, 2019

How can family office investors identify real growth opportunities in times of increased economic volatility? Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond outlines how to tune out the noise to focus on long-term asset allocation.

How can family office investors identify real growth opportunities in times of increased economic volatility? Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond outlines how to tune out the noise to focus on long-term asset allocation.

 

 

 

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May 20, 2019

Ethically minded, technology savvy and eager to make a positive impact—the next generation are driving family offices’ movement into sustainable and impact investing. But are the expectation of returns realistic or are families just following a trend?

Sustainable and impact investing continue to be attractive for family offices and are among the fastest growing areas in the average family office investment portfolio. But uncertainty persists for many interested in the asset class, with fewer expert advisers compared to more traditional classes. 

Family offices increased their foray into sustainable investing over the past 12 months, with more than one-third (38%) now engaged in the practice, according to The Global Office Family Report 2018 (GFOR). 

April 3, 2019

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Japan, followed by Australia-New Zealand and Canada powered growth the most while Europe, the United States and Japan had the highest value of sustainable investing assets.

March 14, 2019

The family behind Britain’s last domestically-owned carmaker says it sold its majority stake to an Italian family private equity firm to secure the future of its 110-year-old business.

The family behind Britain’s last domestically-owned carmaker says it sold its majority stake to an Italian family private equity firm to secure the future of its 110-year-old business.

Sports car manufacturer Morgan Motoring Company will be acquired by Italian investment group Investindustrial next month on undisclosed terms. The investment was made without financial debt and Morgan will have a positive net cash position upon closing of the transaction in April.

February 22, 2019

Trussardi is the latest Italian family-owned heritage brand to accept a buy-out following a €50 million deal with an asset management firm that targets struggling businesses.

Trussardi is the latest Italian family-owned heritage brand to accept a buy-out following a €50 million deal with an asset management firm that targets struggling businesses.

The 108-year-old fashion house said the injection from QuattroR would underwrite its five-year international development plan. The plan was agreed with Tomaso Trussardi, the third-generation chief executive who will act as chairman of the new entity.

February 21, 2019

Millennials in the board room are best placed to embrace the digital revolution at their legacy family businesses, a family business expert says.

Millennials in the board room are best placed to embrace the digital revolution at their legacy family businesses, a family business expert says.

The world’s far-reaching technological shift was a factor in the break-up of the 115-year-old Danish family-owned business Maersk, according to Professor Philippe Pelé-Clamour (pictured), HEC Paris adjunct professor specialised in executive education.

February 7, 2019

More than 30 of the world’s most successful strategic investors will share their expertise with business family leaders at Europe’s most influential family investment conference this month.

More than 30 of the world’s most successful strategic investors will share their expertise with business family leaders at Europe’s most influential family investment conference this month.

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