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November 1, 2005

Several factors determine why a family business seeks to attract external capital, ranging from expansion to a change in generational ownership. Mark Dye spoke to John Mackie of Parallel to find out if obtaining private equity is the answer

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

Several factors determine why a family business seeks to attract external capital, ranging from expansion to a change in generational ownership. Mark Dye spoke to John Mackie of Parallel to find out if obtaining private equity is the answer

Today the UK represents the second largest private equity industry in the world, second only to the US. Already the largest in Europe, last year the UK marketplace represented more than 50% of total European activity in private equity.

November 1, 2005

The Asian markets are driving some of the well-known global hedge fund indices and appear to offer hedge fund investors rich pickings, but is this really the case and how can the investor identify the real performers, asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a freelance journalist specialising in finance.

The Asian markets are driving some of the well-known global hedge fund indices and appear to offer hedge fund investors rich pickings, but is this really the case and how can the investor identify the real performers, asks Richard Willsher

November 1, 2005

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia’s hedge fund industry

Jackson Chan is with Sail Advisors Limited (Sail), a subsidiary of Search Investment Group, an alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong.

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia's hedge fund industry

September 1, 2005

The Middle East is a burgeoning market and there are many wealthy families needing specialist financial services. Philippe Jouard describes the challenges facing the private banking sector in meeting the cultural and financial demands of this clientele

Philippe Jouard is head of private banking at Dexia

The Middle East is a burgeoning market and there are many wealthy families needing specialist financial services. Philippe Jouard describes the challenges facing the private banking sector in meeting the cultural and financial demands of this clientele

September 1, 2005

Fuelled by smart globalisation of business and investment interests, the explosion in family wealth across India and the Far East has private banks salivating and eager to set up shop in this fruitful and burgeoning new territory, finds Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business

Fuelled by smart globalisation of business and investment interests, the explosion in family wealth across India and the Far East has private banks salivating and eager to set up shop in this fruitful and burgeoning new territory, finds Melanie Stern

September 1, 2005

As the need for outside investment slowly erodes a corrupt regulatory environment and the shackles of state control, Shamil Magomedov and Melanie Stern find foreign private banks looking to Russia to tap into the burgeoning family business sector

Shamil Magomedov is editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Families in Business. He lives in Moscow
Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

As the need for outside investment slowly erodes a corrupt regulatory environment and the shackles of state control, Shamil Magomedov and Melanie Stern find foreign private banks looking to Russia to tap into the burgeoning family business sector

September 1, 2005

Any business that sets its sights on expansion could do worse than look east. The burgeoning markets in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey are fast catching up with the established zones in the west and Asia, writes Frederick Metz Shepperd

Frederick Metz Shepperd is managing director of the Quadral Group, a consulting firm with offices in Europe and North America. www.quadralgroup.com

Any business that sets its sights on expansion could do worse than look east. The burgeoning markets in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey are fast catching up with the established zones in the west and Asia, writes Frederick Metz Shepperd

September 1, 2005

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

Tom Livergood is CEO of The Family Wealth Alliance in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. The website address is www.FWAlliance.com

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

July 1, 2005

If you start small, like the mighty oak, the acorn will reap rewards. Aldonna Ambler, whose name is synonymous with successful growth strategies, describes the best way for family firms to avoid the pitfalls and succeed when it comes to expansion

Aldonna R Ambler can be reached at www.TheGrowthStrategist.com

If you start small, like the mighty oak, the acorn will reap rewards. Aldonna Ambler, whose name is synonymous with successful growth strategies, describes the best way for family firms to avoid the pitfalls and succeed when it comes to expansion

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