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July 20, 2021

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director (NED)? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Independent research commissioned by the Institute of Directors found that the NED contribution added value to the firm with most believing the NED role improved profitability.

July 19, 2021

Founding Rothermere family mulls bid to take Daily Mail group private again, Ali Group merges with Welbilt after founder Luciano Berti dies aged 89, Arnault family’s L Catterton tipped to acquire Etro family business.

Founding Rothermere family mulls bid to take Daily Mail group private again

The British aristocratic billionaire Rothermere family could privately own the bestselling Daily Mail newspaper it founded after almost 90 years if the influential newspaper’s owner sells its insurance and financial assets.

July 15, 2021

Campden Wealth Americas and EY have formed a unique family enterprise partnership in North America for 2021.

Campden Wealth Americas and EY have formed a unique family enterprise partnership in North America for 2021.

The virtual series will create a ‘community-within-a-community’ to further enhance ideas, innovation and thought-leadership for significant business-owning families. During the year long programme, participants will hear from experts and peers and take away tangible strategies to grow their enterprise, troubleshoot tricky issues and plan for the next 25 years.

July 12, 2021

We have been talking of inflation for well over a decade—which is not the same thing as calling its timing. An impasse was created by the failure of the economy to grow after the 2008 crisis—all the risks (as we patiently explained) were deflationary, and in vain did the central banks and governments try to force an inflationary impulse into a sluggish world. Their primary weapon? An invention, deployed on a grand scale—quantitative easing (QE to its friends).

I am writing this just before a US inflation report which, to quote Bloomberg, “May provide clues on the monetary-policy outlook; S&P futures were little changed, as were European stocks [awaiting] the next policy statement from the European Central Bank…”

July 12, 2021

Business families have demonstrated their resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, but some principals are concerned the storm clouds of inflation are gathering over their roads to recovery.

Business families have demonstrated their resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, but some principals are concerned the storm clouds of inflation are gathering over their roads to recovery.

July 10, 2021

What is so attractive about Flipkart, Unacademy, CoinDCX, Swiggy, Byju and Oyo—the new age companies? The answer is their nonlinear business growth and venture capital. For investors it's perpetual activity to find that one-in-a-thousand team whose ambitions to grow the idea nonlinear way and dominate market segments.

What is so attractive about Flipkart, Unacademy, CoinDCX, Swiggy, Byju and Oyo—the new age companies? The answer is their nonlinear business growth and venture capital. For investors it's perpetual activity to find that one-in-a-thousand team whose ambitions to grow the idea nonlinear way and dominate market segments.

Nonlinear ideas become successful after massive scale. Social networks, messaging, e-commerce and gaming have seen huge amounts of venture capital investment.

July 8, 2021

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk, EssilorLuxottica proceeds with $8.7 billion stake in GrandVision after tribunal, Albert music publishing dynasty ventures into impact investing.

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk

The Aponte family’s Mediterranean Shipping Company has re-energised its efforts to become the world’s largest container line by attempting to overtake rival family-controlled conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk.

July 7, 2021

Up until March 2020, family business transformation would have been a major programme of change, mapped out well in advance and considered carefully by the leadership team. After all, it is defined it as a strategic change made to respond to an exceptional event and my team label it a "high-risk" corporate activity.

Up until March 2020, family business transformation would have been a major programme of change, mapped out well in advance and considered carefully by the leadership team. After all, it is defined it as a strategic change made to respond to an exceptional event and my team label it a "high-risk" corporate activity.

And then came the pandemic. It accelerated some trends at a pace we couldn’t have imagined—volatility and speed of market change is causing the creation and disappearance of business models faster than ever.

July 7, 2021

Every industry has seen sharp changes over the last year and a half due to the pandemic, but the wealth sector has seen a major shift with the generational wealth transfer timeline shortening significantly.

Every industry has seen sharp changes over the last year and a half due to the pandemic, but the wealth sector has seen a major shift with the generational wealth transfer timeline shortening significantly.

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