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July 3, 2014

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) said a growing number of its members, especially those from emerging markets, were requesting in-depth information about family business-specific issues.

January 17, 2014

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

In Women in alternative investment: A marathon not a sprint, the New York-based financial advisory and research firm Rothstein Kass examined performance of women in the alternative investment industry.

December 25, 2013

Its not easy to join the board of the family business as a woman, especially if you have never worked in the guts of the business, but don't let timidity undermine your role as a decision maker – Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj has some tips.

Women are increasingly being recruited onto family business boards. This is a good thing. An ever-increasing body of evidence shows that diversity is good for a business. But joining the board of a family business can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you are at the epicentre of decision-making. On the other, as a woman you may find that you are struggling to assert yourself.

May 29, 2013

Middle East family businesses should avoid the worst excesses of western businesses practices and remain committed to the communities they work in, according to a leading family business advocate and social entrepreneur.

Middle East family businesses should avoid the worst excesses of western businesses practices and remain committed to the communities they work in, according to a leading family business advocate and social entrepreneur.

Badr Jafar, managing director of the family-controlled Crescent Group, made his remarks at a regional meeting of the World Economic Forum in Jordan. Jafar, in a wide- ranging speech on the role of family businesses in the region, said community should be at the heart of the family business in the Middle East.

May 23, 2013

Family businesses are less likely to fail than their non-family counterparts due to low turnover and higher diversity on their boards of directors, a new study published by business schools at three British universities has revealed.

Family businesses are less likely to fail than their non-family counterparts due to low turnover and higher diversity on their boards of directors, a new study published by business schools at three British universities has revealed.

The research found 80% of family businesses have at least one female director, which had a positive impact on business success as more diverse boards were found to produce less conflict.

May 17, 2013

The increasing role of women in executive roles is being heralded as one of the contributing factors to family business success in the Middle East.

The increasing role of women in executive roles is being heralded as one of the contributing factors to family business success in the Middle East, with new PwC figures revealing family businesses in the region are outperforming family businesses globally.

The Global and Middle East Family Business Survey 2012 also said Middle Eastern family businesses had been less affected than their international counterparts by the ongoing global economic situation.

December 16, 2009

It is generally accepted that gender diversity fosters the innovation and creativity of an organisation and that it has an overall positive impact on the performance of a business, not least its profitability, writes Jurgen Geerlings

It is generally accepted that gender diversity fosters the innovation and creativity of an organisation and that it has an overall positive impact on the performance of a business, not least its profitability. Family gender diversity could lead to an additional competitive advantage for family businesses compared to non-family businesses.

October 26, 2009

For high-flying multi-skilled women, working in a family office can offer an exciting challenge. Jane Simms interviews two women who have made the family office environment their home, with differing experiences

Terri Chernick never intended to join the family business. She wanted to be a doctor. "I was the black sheep of the family. I wanted to go off and do my own thing," she recalls. "In the idealistic way that young people have, I wanted to 'make a contribution to society', and because I loved the sciences I entered Brown University as a premed."

August 26, 2009

Over the last two generations great shifts have occurred in the expectations and opportunities available to women, and ultra high net worth women are no exception

Over the last two generations great shifts have occurred in the expectations and opportunities available to women, and ultra high net worth women are no exception. We have emerged from a world where gender expectations were set and adhered to, into one where they are fluid and challenged. Women now take prominent roles in the family business, inherit equally with their male siblings and create their own wealth.

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