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May 26, 2021

The British royal family, like many family businesses, has had its share of difficulties lately. Prince Harry, previously viewed as one of the great modernising influences, has become more distant from the traditional business after marrying Meghan Markle.

The British royal family, like many family businesses, has had its share of difficulties lately. Prince Harry, previously viewed as one of the great modernising influences, has become more distant from the traditional business after marrying Meghan Markle.

Meanwhile, his father Prince Charles has been waiting many years to take over; his uncle, Prince Andrew, has been caught up in an international scandal; and to cap it all, the Queen recently lost her husband, Prince Philip, after 74 years of marriage.

June 9, 2020

World order has never been so complex for investors. The US and China have entered a new phase of long-term strategic global competition. America has moved decisively from engagement to containment of China’s technological, economic and military power. Globalisation has created new arenas for renewed ‘Great Power’ competition: financial markets; cyber and outer space; technology; the corporate world. As world order bifurcates, investors are on the front line. 

World order has never been so complex for investors. The US and China have entered a new phase of long-term strategic global competition. America has moved decisively from engagement to containment of China’s technological, economic and military power. Globalisation has created new arenas for renewed ‘Great Power’ competition: financial markets; cyber and outer space; technology; the corporate world. As world order bifurcates, investors are on the front line.

December 6, 2019

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

The story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon is vividly told by descendant Francesca Cartier Brickell in her new book.

In this abridged extract from The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewellery Empire, Francesca recalls her discovery of hundreds of private letters which transformed her understanding of her family and her family’s legendary business.

March 29, 2019

Germany’s second wealthiest family, behind global brands Pret a Manger, Dr Pepper, and Krispy Kreme, say they are “ashamed” by their ancestors’ brutality towards slave labour during Nazi rule.

Germany’s second wealthiest family, behind global brands Pret a Manger, Dr Pepper, and Krispy Kreme, say they are “ashamed” by their ancestors’ brutality towards slave labour during Nazi rule.

July 26, 2017

The impact wealth managers at Tribe Impact Capital have looked to the past to predict the future in its new study The Evolution of Wealth. James Lawson, co-founder of Tribe Impact Capital, looks at where the “money monkey” is swinging.

The impact wealth managers at Tribe Impact Capital have looked to the past to predict the future in its new study The Evolution of Wealth. James Lawson, co-founder of Tribe Impact Capital, looks at where the “money monkey” is swinging.

November 1, 2004

If you want to chronicle your family’s history, a frank and open discussion can mean the difference between an interesting read and a meaningful exploration, says Christine Harland

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers.

If you want to chronicle your family's history, a frank and open discussion can mean the difference between an interesting read and a meaningful exploration, says Christine Harland

September 1, 2004

Family meetings are not a time to dwell on grievances or conflicts but an opportunity to to talk openly and honestly about any personal family and business issues relating to their legacy, says Dennis Jaffe

Dennis Jaffe is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

Family meetings are not a time to dwell on grievances or conflicts but an opportunity to to talk openly and honestly about any personal family and business issues relating to their legacy, says Dennis Jaffe

A family meeting is a gathering of all family members in a quiet and comfortable place – for instance, a vacation home – with the specific aim of talking openly and honestly to each other about their feelings, issues and desires.

July 1, 2004

Amassing a fortune is an often an event that takes place quickly. But can today’s families learn from yesterday’s leaders in protecting their wealth, their well-being and the good of wider society?

Dennis Jaffe is a professor at Saybrook Graduate School.

Amassing a fortune is an often an event that takes place quickly. But can today's families learn from yesterday's leaders in protecting their wealth, their well-being and the good of wider society?

May 1, 2004

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her.

Christine Harland is Director of Camden Writers

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her. Over the fireplace hung the dark oil portrait of an American Indian, complete with head-dress. Now in her eighties, Faith remembers that for a good part of her young life she mentally incorporated that figure into the family history, believing him to be yet another of her revered ancestors.

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