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September 23, 2010

Louis Dreyfus Group, the family-owned French conglomerate, is considering listing shares of some of its businesses, according to people close to the matter cited by the Financial Times.

Louis Dreyfus Group, the family-owned French conglomerate, is considering listing shares of some of its businesses, according to people close to the matter cited by the Financial Times.

The group, which is a global commodities, energy, real estate and diversified trader and processor, is discussing an initial public offering for some of its subsidiaries and may also consider the sale of Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

July 1, 2006

There’s money to be made from globalisation. Thematic investing allows business families to look at the financial world in a new light, taking advantage of the emerging markets and changing macroeconomic trends. Eric Sarasin explains how business families can profit

Eric Sarasin is head of private banking at Bank Sarasin in Switzerland, and a member of the bank's founding family.

There's money to be made from globalisation. Thematic investing allows business families to look at the financial world in a new light, taking advantage of the emerging markets and changing macroeconomic trends. Eric Sarasin explains how business families can profit

May 1, 2006

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

January 1, 2004

Willem van Eeghen is managing director of Van Eeghen International, a 14th-generation privately held business based in Amsterdam and with activity in 60 countries. Since 1662 the company has been active in commodities, shipping, private banking, insurance and food ingredients. Today the firm’s core business lies in functional and dehydrated food ingredients. Willem is married to Petra and they have three sons – Feike, Max and Boudewijn and a daughter, Erica

Willem van Eeghen is managing director of Van Eeghen International, a 14th-generation privately held business based in Amsterdam and with activity in 60 countries. Since 1662 the company has been active in commodities, shipping, private banking, insurance and food ingredients. Today the firm's core business lies in functional and dehydrated food ingredients. Willem is married to Petra and they have three sons – Feike, Max and Boudewijn and a daughter, Erica

Monday

November 1, 2002

In the third and final article of our series on investing in gold, Katharine Pulvermacher explains the choices available to investors

Katharine Pulvermacher is Manager of Investment Research at the head office of the World Gold Council.

In the third and final article of our series on investing in gold, Katharine Pulvermacher explains the choices available to investors

Finding a safe home for one's assets has become a much greater challenge to family offices than it was during the years of plenty that characterised the last decade of the 20th century.

June 1, 2002

In the February issue of Families in Business, Katharine Pulvermacher explained that gold, as a portfolio diversifier, can help families protect their wealth. In this issue, she takes a closer look at the fundamentals of the gold market

Katharine Pulvermacher is Manager of Investment Research at the Head Office of the World Gold Council. Her background is economics and econometrics.

In the February issue of Families in Business, Katharine Pulvermacher explained that gold, as a portfolio diversifier, can help families protect their wealth. In this issue, she takes a closer look at the fundamentals of the gold market

February 1, 2002

In the first of a series of three articles Katharine Pulvermacher discusses why including a small proportion of gold in a family business owner’s portfolio can increase the weight of higher-return, riskier assets – while maintaining a constant level of risk

"It'll never happen to me" is not an effective approach to risk management. Family businesses are vulnerable to events such as changes in ownership, family affairs and commercial issues. While nothing can provide absolute protection against all eventualities, much can be done to manage the risk associated with the investment of family wealth. Protecting the family's assets against potential financial trauma is the responsibility of the family office. However, family members whose funds are being managed can benefit from understanding the methods used to safeguard their wealth.

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