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March 12, 2018

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

The death of family members is hardly a topic most are falling over themselves to discuss, and this partly explains why less than half those surveyed in The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) have a full succession plan in place.

December 19, 2017

When your country is only 45 years old, it makes sense many businesses based there are young too. So succession is an issue which plays on the minds of many family business heads in the United Arab Emirates, as they enter the throes of the first generational transition. James Beech and Alexandra Newlove report

When your country is only 45 years old, it makes sense many businesses based there are young too. So succession is an issue which plays on the minds of many family business heads in the United Arab Emirates, as they enter the throes of the first generational transition. James Beech and Alexandra Newlove report

November 23, 2017

This has been the debate here—how to convince elder patriarchs that succession planning will fit with their life and afterlife. When they reach their 70s or 80s, they are preoccupied with facing God, not legacy, and so this region is at risk of losing big businesses.

The Arabian Gulf as we know it did not exist more than 50 years ago, as far as world maps were concerned, and while the region emerged in wealth due to oil and gold, the wealth was concentrated in tribal families.

October 3, 2017

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

The traditional model of family business succession is built on a parent passing leadership of the family company to one of their children. As the Millennial generation comes of age, family businesses are increasingly turning to non-family members to lead their family companies.

September 14, 2017

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

NASCAR has grown from a band of fast-charging outlaw bootleggers to a $3 billion a year motorsport monolith. David Braham discovers how the third-generation France family business maintains the legacy of pioneer Big Bill France while driving innovation, technology, and philanthropy

August 1, 2017

Mental health and addiction issues are one of the reasons why 90% of family fortunes are lost in the third generation 

Mental health and addiction issues are one of the reasons why 90% of family fortunes are lost in the third generation 

July 27, 2017

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

July 18, 2017

Two factors play a major role in the success of multigenerational wealthy families: they grow their assets well above their consumption rate, and they consistently develop family talent—generation after generation

Two factors play a major role in the success of multigenerational wealthy families: they grow their assets well above their consumption rate, and they consistently develop family talent—generation after generation. Developing new wealth creators in a family business is easier said than done. The question is also whether the next generation is even willing to follow in the parents’ footsteps.

July 10, 2017

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The international finance centre found 88% of practitioners it surveyed pointed to the loss of control as their greatest challenge in advising Chinese clients.

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