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June 15, 2021

What are some of the key legal considerations that family offices need to consider when structuring investments in a post-Covid world? How have wealth-holder responsibilities and priorities changed within this new era?

What are some of the key legal considerations that family offices need to consider when structuring investments in a post-Covid world? How have wealth-holder responsibilities and priorities changed within this new era?

October 8, 2020

Whatever one’s outlook, there have been times in 2020 when the markets seemed to echo one’s innermost thoughts, and times when we shout out like Falstaff, that the whole world has gone mad. The bulls and the bears have had their time in the sun, and their time on the dark face of the moon—what follows is a digested diary of our journey through the year 2020 so far.

January 1, 2008

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

It could be the script for the opening scenes of a feel-good Hollywood movie celebrating the American dream. With the country lying in tatters in the wake of the American civil war, a weary plantation owner returns to his Louisiana farm to find that the only thing that has survived in the ravaged landscape is a bright red fiery chilli pepper.

January 1, 2005

War Paint
By Lindy Woodhead, Wiley

Christine Harland is director of Camdem Writers.

War Paint
By Lindy Woodhead, Wiley

War Paint brings us two powerful characters whose rivalry was legendary and whose entrepreneurial talents were nothing short of brilliant. Florence Nightingale Graham and Chaja Rubinstein, better known as Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, became household names worldwide and their beauty brands dominated the market for more than half of the 20th century.
 

March 1, 2004

Families, Money and Trouble,
by Gerald Le Van, Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2003

Christine Harland is Director of Camden Writers

Families, Money and Trouble,
by Gerald Le Van, Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2003

"The scene is a one-ring circus. In the centre of the ring is Jack, dressed as a strong man in animal skins and black boots laced nearly to his knees. A circus performance is in progress."

November 1, 2002

Just as the market for its fibre-optic technology began to unravel, Corning published three books to celebrate its 150-year history and a member of the founding family is ­back at the helm

Howard Muson is a writer in Sleepy Hollow, NY, who specialises in management issues and business histories. He is also an associate of Lansberg Gersick LLC, a consulting and research firm in the USA that advises family companies around the world.

Just as the market for its fibre-optic technology began to unravel, Corning published three books to celebrate its 150-year history and a member of the founding family is ­back at the helm

April 1, 2002

While Corleone Imports Inc may seem like a distant reality to the way your family business is run, there are lessons that can be learned from The Godfather– not least how NOT to handle a sticky situation

While Corleone Imports Inc may seem like a distant reality to the way your family business is run, there are lessons that can be learned from The Godfather– not least how NOT to handle a sticky situation

What does your business have in common with Corleone Imports Inc, the fictional business of Francis Ford Coppolla's The Godfather trilogy? Your initial response is (I hope), 'Not a lot'. The Corleones are a Mafia family whose business interests are gambling and protection rackets, not to mention amateur equine surgery.

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