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February 12, 2019

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose who runs your business. Alexandra Newlove talks to a range of experts about bringing in outside help

In 2006, as Ford Motor Company headed towards a $12.7 billion loss, the worst in the company’s 103-year history, Bill Ford, chief executive and great-grandson of the legendary Henry Ford, realised he needed help.

In an email to staff, Ford introduced his new top man: former Boeing transformation master Alan Mulally, who over the next eight years executed a revitalisation which saw the automaker’s stock appreciate more than 1000% from recession lows, and Mulally remembered as one of the all-time great business leaders.

November 15, 2018

The increasing number of wealthy families requiring multijurisdictional services has pushed two of the world’s largest commercial multi family offices (CMFO) to sign a strategic alliance following two years of discussions.

The increasing number of wealthy families requiring multijurisdictional services has pushed two of the world’s largest commercial multi family offices (CMFO) to sign a strategic alliance following two years of discussions.

The agreement will see UK-based Stonehage Fleming provide international family office, trust, and investment services to clients of Glenmede in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) throughout its 11-office network.

October 24, 2018

Wanda Ferragamo dies aged 96, Dyson to manufacture new electric vehicle in Singapore, Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Stadium.

Wanda Ferragamo, matriarch of fashion empire Salvatore Ferragamo, dies aged 96

Wanda Ferragamo, who is credited with expanding her husband’s shoe business into the global fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo, has died at her home in Fiesole, Italy aged 96.

The Ferragamo family issued a statement confirming her death, but did not disclose a cause. She is survived by her four children—Giovanna, Ferruccio, Massimo and Leonardo.

The business has annual revenue of about $1.6 billion, according to Bloomberg News.

October 16, 2018

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

As a result, when it comes to sourcing management talent there is often a risk-averse and comfortable reliance on the ‘black book’, favouring those with knowledge of the family office landscape.

August 1, 2018

Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Conference turns 20 this year, and will once again bring together more than 150 leaders, next-gens, and top executives from family offices.

Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Conference turns 20 this year, and will once again bring together more than 150 leaders, next-gens, and top executives from family offices.

Held at The Royal Society in London, the theme of this year’s conference is “Progression of the Family Office” focusing on how the family enterprise is evolving and adapting for a multi-generational future.

April 27, 2018

More family offices are looking to shift jurisdiction this year, advisers say, as political instability continues from London to the Middle East.

More family offices are looking to shift jurisdiction this year, advisers say, as political instability continues from London to the Middle East.

April 26, 2018

Bolloré held over corruption enquiry, Grosvenor ‘resilient’ despite weak UK valuations, and ‘rage’ sisters ousted from family firm.

Bolloré held over corruption enquiry

French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has been detained in custody near Paris, as part of an investigation into the bribery of public officials in Africa.

The investigation came only days after he made a surprise announcement at the annual meeting of his media company Vivendi that he would step down as chairman of the supervisory board and hand the reins to his 38-year-old son Yannick.

April 23, 2018

Hear from governance guru Ralph Ward on challenges facing family business and office board members

Hear from governance guru Ralph Ward on challenges facing family business and office board members:

February 22, 2018

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

Investors must be careful not to get caught in the crossfire between Government enforcement authorities and criminals investing the fruits of their criminal activities.

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