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August 8, 2016

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

David Lladró shifted from executive in his family’s global porcelain business to head of the family office — just as the Spanish economic crisis was about to hit. CampdenFO spoke to him about lessons learnt

August 2, 2016

Founded in 1945, Techint has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

Founded in 1945, Techint Group has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

 

 

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July 26, 2016

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

The late actress Katharine Hepburn once said: “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Wise words for the next generation or hokum?

Many commentators agree the concept of playfulness has merit in family businesses, at least as one tactic to soothe next gens’ nerves over the prospect of growing responsibilities in the workplace.

July 26, 2016

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label – favoured by festival goers through to royalty. Her daughter, Helen, joins her at the helm.

 

 

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July 22, 2016

Jet skis? Old hat. High-speed tenders? Everyone’s got one of those. A 3-person submarine? Now you’re talking! Alan Harper looks at the latest high-spec inventions to help adventurous types make the most of their superyachts and charters

Jet skis? Old hat. High-speed tenders? Everyone’s got one of those. A 3-person submarine? Now you’re talking! Alan Harper looks at the latest high-spec inventions to help adventurous types make the most of their superyachts and charters

July 22, 2016

Visit Ferrari specialist DK Engineering and it’s easy to be dazzled by the luxury supercars, but look ‘under the bonnet’ and you’ll see that the real magic is in the well-oiled family machine. Michael Finnigan takes a look

The countryside village of Chorleywood in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for a supercar, with its tree-lined streets and meandering streams. Imagine then the contrasting visual of a Ferrari LaFerrari, the latest in a long line of supercars from the eponymous Italian carmaker, as it roars past the duck pond.

July 14, 2016

Founded in 1886, Bosch has grown to become one of the largest multinational engineering and electronics companies in the world. The Gerlingen-headquartered firm had revenues of €70.6 billion ($80.5 billion) in 2015.

Founded in 1886, Bosch has grown to become one of the largest multinational engineering and electronics companies in the world. The Gerlingen-headquartered firm had revenues of €70.6 billion ($80.5 billion) in 2015.

 

 

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July 7, 2016

The growing number of Latin American ultra-high net worth families and an increasing international focus as the next generation go abroad for education, mean Latin America’s wealthy are re-balancing risk and returns, locally and offshore. 

The growing number of Latin American ultra-high net worth families and an increasing international focus as the next generation go abroad for education, mean Latin America’s wealthy are re-balancing risk and returns, locally and offshore.

Although Chilean businessman Andrónico Luksic Abaroa’s life did not quite qualify as a rags-to-riches tale – as a youngster he attended the Sorbonne, albeit briefly – his wealth was self-made.

July 1, 2016

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports.

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