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May 22, 2018

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

Geordie Willis had been working in the cellars of his family’s iconic wine business for several years when one day, his uncle—then the chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd—called him upstairs.

May 21, 2018

Jim Burns, head of KKR’s Individual Investor Business, speaks to CampdenFBabout annual financing decisions, the rising awareness of alternative funders, and generational differences towards capitalising the family business

Jim Burns, head of KKR’s Individual Investor Business, speaks to CampdenFB about annual financing decisions, the rising awareness of alternative funders, and generational differences towards capitalising the family business

Why did you decide to carry out the Family Business: Financing for Growth Report 2017?

May 16, 2018

Ethan Koh is a fourth-generation descendant of the Singaporean family behind Heng Long Leather—a tannery for exotic skins which supplies some of the world’s top luxury brands. Koh founded Ethan K in 2009 as a maker of vibrant bespoke crocodile skin handbags, which proved popular with royals. He told Alexandra Newlove about capturing the millennial imagination, his most unusual bespoke requests, and his advice for the next generation looking to make their mark

Ethan Koh is a fourth-generation descendant of the Singaporean family behind Heng Long Leather—a tannery for exotic skins which supplies some of the world’s top luxury brands. Koh founded Ethan K in 2009 as a maker of vibrant bespoke crocodile skin handbags, which proved popular with royals. He told Alexandra Newlove about capturing the millennial imagination, his most unusual bespoke requests, and his advice for the next generation looking to make their mark

May 15, 2018

The funding attitudes and practices of family businesses in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are changing in the wake of the global financial crisis a decade ago. Daniel Bardsley examines the latest research by Campden Wealth in partnership with KKR and asks what these new trends mean for family business growth

The funding attitudes and practices of family businesses in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are changing in the wake of the global financial crisis a decade ago. Daniel Bardsley examines the latest research by Campden Wealth in partnership with KKR and asks what these new trends mean for family business growth

The financial crisis that developed a decade ago has had countless effects that continue to reverberate throughout the global business community.

May 8, 2018

Death is a sensitive topic in all cultures, but especially in predominantly Chinese societies. Despite this wariness, it is a topic I have broached with family members in several ways over the past year with revealing results.

Death is a sensitive topic in all cultures, but especially in predominantly Chinese societies. Here superstitions mean some buildings do not have a fourth level because four in Cantonese sounds like “die”. Despite this wariness, it is a topic I have broached with family members in several ways over the past year with revealing results.

In October last year I took a gamble and provided a platform in Hong Kong for family principals to talk about death. 

May 7, 2018

Choosing how, where, and when to push the boat out will be plain sailing now Paul Ashton is on deck to help you enjoy life on the ocean waves

Choosing how, where, and when to push the boat out will be plain sailing now Paul Ashton is on deck to help you enjoy life on the ocean waves

Jean-Paul Sartre most definitely had something other than holiday matters in mind when he wrote “Hell is other people”, but it is a notion that probably occurs to many of us when faced with the ordinary anarchy of 21st century vacationing. The options for truly getting away from it all with a group of family and friends are surprisingly limited.

May 1, 2018

Ghazi Abu Nahl, insurance magnate, philanthropist, and father-of-five, shows few signs of slowing down. Despite turning 72 this year, his schedule sees him in a new city virtually every week. So how did a former refugee, who describes his ideal day as being at home with his wife and children, build a global business empire with more than $5 billion in assets? Alexandra Newlovereports

Ghazi Abu Nahl, insurance magnate, philanthropist, and father-of-five, shows few signs of slowing down. Despite turning 72 this year, his schedule sees him in a new city virtually every week. So how did a former refugee, who describes his ideal day as being at home with his wife and children, build a global business empire with more than $5 billion in assets? Alexandra Newlovereports

April 30, 2018

The ancient religious trust known as the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is coming back into vogue in Dubai. Not only are waqfs a way for families to set up charitable foundations and launch their charitable funds, they are also popular among family business principals who want to organise their inheritance in confidence.

The ancient religious trust known as the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is coming back into vogue in Dubai. Not only are waqfs a way for families to set up charitable foundations and launch their charitable funds, they are also popular among family business principals who want to organise their inheritance in confidence.

This emerging trend, along with law changes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), could be a big boost for smoother succession planning.

April 24, 2018

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today.

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today.

Ferrari is at a crossroads. The family-controlled supercar maker’s conundrum is laid bare at the end of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London that celebrates the marque’s 70th anniversary.

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