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July 1, 2006

It has been estimated that multi-generational families contribute as much as $10 billion every year to their local or global communities. The IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Award will honour three families who have made a special contribution to society, reports Thierry Lombard

Thierry Lombard is managing partner of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie.

It has been estimated that multi-generational families contribute as much as $10 billion every year to their local or global communities. The IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Award will honour three families who have made a special contribution to society, reports Thierry Lombard

May 1, 2006

Family businesses have always had their principles and integrity as part of the drive behind their business. Now that corporate responsibility has spread throughout the business world, Bob Reynolds examines the effect of SRI

Bob Reynolds is editor of Offshore Red.

Family businesses have always had their principles and integrity as part of the drive behind their business. Now that corporate responsibility has spread throughout the business world, Bob Reynolds examines the effect of SRI

Family offices across the world are at the forefront of the move to socially responsible investing (SRI). Family offices are led by core principles, and investment strategies will reflect the charitable, social or political focus of each group.

May 1, 2006

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

May 1, 2006

Showing potential management talent you mean business is a challenge for family companies. Patrick Peyton explains how family businesses can attract and retain a strong management team against stiff competition for talent with non-family corporates

Patrick Peyton  is chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based thermal processing company, Despatch Industries, a family business. Previous to Despatch, Patrick was CFO of the Gordon P Getty Family & Trust.

Showing potential management talent you mean business is a challenge for family companies. Patrick Peyton explains how family businesses can attract and retain a strong management team against stiff competition for talent with non-family corporates

May 1, 2006

Performance at autos giant Ford is at its nadir under CEO Bill Ford. Shareholders are demanding a return on their investment and accusing the family CEO of failing the firm. Is family owner-managership damaging Ford’s bottom line, asks Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Performance at autos giant Ford is at its nadir under CEO Bill Ford. Shareholders are demanding a return on their investment and accusing the family CEO of failing the firm. Is family owner-managership damaging Ford's bottom line, asks Melanie Stern

May 1, 2006

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use ‘dynasty trusts’ to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries’ lifetime

Charles A Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office. Charles will be speaking at Campden Conferences' European Family Office Conference in London.

Charles Lowenhaupt explains how US families can use 'dynasty trusts' to ensure their business and financial legacy lives on beyond their generation – but the real key is finding the right trustee wealth steward to manage the assets beyond the benficiaries' lifetime

May 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden’s Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden's Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

May 1, 2006

Three of the top 20 entries in the recently published Sunday Times Rich List are Indian families. Melanie Stern reports on how Asian family businesses have brought a certain flair and determination to the UK economy – a good reason to celebrate

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Three of the top 20 entries in the recently published Sunday Times Rich List are Indian families. Melanie Stern reports on how Asian family businesses have brought a certain flair and determination to the UK economy – a good reason to celebrate

March 1, 2006

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

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