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August 5, 2019

An idea borne from a classroom Eureka moment provided the basis for a groundbreaking field book for families. Randel Carlock discusses the vibrant guide he and co-author Keng-Fun Loh created to help families prepare for their own lunar landing.

Your book, A Family Business on the Moon, has an unusual title—where did the idea come from?

It came from (Canadian third-generation family business) Bata Shoes. They were training with me at INSEAD. We were working on their vision, and one of their sons, Charles, called out: “We’ve got shoe stores all over the world, let’s put one on the moon!” I thought, “What a great title!”

Who did you have in mind when you wrote it?

July 29, 2019

Tax department clarifies Cyprus 60-day rule for nominee directors

Effective as of 1 January, 2017, the so-called “60 day rule” for the purposes of establishing Cyprus tax residency for individuals is of importance to those seeking Cypriot residency.

Under the rule, individuals are considered tax residents of Cyprus and benefit from the island’s tax regime if they:

• Reside in Cyprus for a period of 60 days

• Do not reside in any other single country for a period exceeding 183 days in total

• Are not tax resident in any other country

July 22, 2019

Congratulations, you have chosen a very special country to invest in: one with a stable economy in the last few years, an easy procedure for company registration, a transparent tax system, friendly business environment, minimum paper documentation and a short list of taxes and social security obligations. It is our pleasure to assist you in this process, but before you start you have to make some decisions in order to be sure you have taken the most appropriate form, way and decision as a whole for your future business activities. 

The Commercial Law lists the following types of legal entities, which could be established in Bulgaria:

• Joint-stock company (AD);

• Partnership limited by shares (KDA);

• Limited liability company (OOD), including. Single-member limited liability company (EOOD);

• General partnership (SD);

• Limited partnership (KD).

July 15, 2019

The private jet market can seem a crowded and confusing place. Shawn Vick, chief executive of Global Jet Capital, provides some much needed clarity on business aviation

You have a long history in business aviation, so can you tell me a little more about the market in general?

July 8, 2019

A start as a door-to-door salesman in Texas has given next-generation angel investor and fourth-generation entrepreneur Anirudh Damani a unique perspective on business. Susan Lingeswaran finds out how

Anirudh Damani has a family history studded with a serious entrepreneurial pedigree. His great grandfather Shri Chunnilal Damani was a reputed bullion trader in India, while his father and uncle, Ashok and Ramesh, both former Bombay Stock Exchange directors, are hailed as two of the most successful investors in the country.

July 1, 2019

Talking to your children about wealth can be enjoyable and preparing them can be fun, but there are serious considerations too. Next gens and family experts Sandy Loder and Evana Lithgow share a host of useful tips and insights

Talking to your children about wealth can be enjoyable and preparing them can be fun, but there are serious considerations too. Next generation and family experts Sandy Loder and Evana Lithgow share a host of useful tips and insights.

Sandy Loder is founder of AH Loder Advisers Ltd, a specialist family consultancy business that focuses on family businesses, family offices, and financial and entrepreneurial education. Loder is a fifth-generation member of the Fleming family and worked in the family business for 18 years.

June 24, 2019

Most families fight a losing battle to sustain wealth past their third generation. Alison Ebbage asks four experts what families can do to avoid becoming another statistic

The Gilded Age was a defining period of massive economic growth in the United States during the late 19th century. It fuelled a period of extraordinary wealth generation for some of the young nation’s wealthiest families, a period that was tinged with the darker shadow of inequality.

June 3, 2019

As operating environments become increasingly competitive and complex, the family office of the future will need to become savvier about their investment strategies while tackling challenges such as cybersecurity and succession, experts say. The ones that do not risk sleepwalking into disaster.

Early in 2019, a 20-year-old German man admitted to police that he was behind one of the country’s biggest data breaches where hundreds of documents containing private information of a thousand public figures were leaked online.

May 27, 2019

Family offices are standing on the precipice of a multi-trillion dollar transfer of wealth between generations, yet succession planning among family offices is moving at a glacial pace. What are the barriers to planning? And what should families be doing now?

The cautionary tale of India’s Ambani family should be enough to scare any patriarch or matriarch into succession action. The sudden death of Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani, aged 69, in 2002 sparked an acrimonious battle between his two billionaire sons, Mukesh and Anil, leading to the brothers splitting up the family business in a deal mediated by their mother. Today relations are civil, but the businesses they inherited have had very different outcomes.

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