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November 1, 2004

SRI and CSR are big buzzwords in the West, where the ethics of corporates seem largely bereft. Investors in the Far East are warming to the idea, finds Melanie Stern, but the region has its own set of hurdles to overcome

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

SRI and CSR are big buzzwords in the West, where the ethics of corporates seem largely bereft. Investors in the Far East are warming to the idea, finds Melanie Stern, but the region has its own set of hurdles to overcome

November 1, 2004

The wealth of families is usually invested in various asset classes including listed securities, real estate, hobby assets – not least the family business itself. How does the current leader pass on this wealth to the next generation, avoiding potential detriment to both business and family? Eduardo Schindler uses a case study to illustrate the dilemma

Eduardo Schindler is founder and CEO of 2thePoint in Zurich.

The wealth of families is usually invested in various asset classes including listed securities, real estate, hobby assets – not least the family business itself. How does the current leader pass on this wealth to the next generation, avoiding potential detriment to both business and family? Eduardo Schindler uses a case study to illustrate the dilemma

November 1, 2004

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

Tim Cotton is a personal finance and investment adviser for Grant Thornton.

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

September 1, 2004

Can excessive executive compensation packages harm family-controlled corporations and those who work for them? It depends on how you define excessive pay, return on equity and the way the IRS sees things. James Olan Hutcheson explains

James Olan Hutcheson is founder and president of ReGENERATION Partners.

Can excessive executive compensation packages harm family-controlled corporations and those who work for them? It depends on how you define excessive pay, return on equity and the way the IRS sees things. James Olan Hutcheson explains

September 1, 2004

What future do you envision for your collection of art or antiques? Should it stay in the family or become part of the nation’s cultural heritage? Andrea Tardy reports

Andrea Tardy is a managing director of JPMorgan Private Bank and head of its wealth advisory group in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

What future do you envision for your collection of art or antiques? Should it stay in the family or become part of the nation's cultural heritage? Andrea Tardy reports

September 1, 2004

There are all manner of financial instruments in full-service jurisdictions offering business families strategic avenues towards managing their wealth. So what makes Jersey so special? asks Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

There are all manner of financial instruments in full-service jurisdictions offering business families strategic avenues towards managing their wealth. So what makes Jersey so special? asks Bob Reynolds

The years since 2000 have been transitional for many of the leading offshore jurisdictions. The weight of international regulation and a fiercely competitive market has forced jurisdictions to be original and flexible in their thinking.

September 1, 2004

Family businesses have opportunities to use sophisticated strategies to manage financial risk. But, as Mark Rubin explains, they can also apply similar principles to manage human risk

Mark Rubin is co-founder of the Metropolitan Group, LLC.

Family businesses have opportunities to use sophisticated strategies to manage financial risk. But, as Mark Rubin explains, they can also apply similar principles to manage human risk

July 1, 2004

Foreign direct investors have a welter of industrialised countries to choose from but many markets stand in stark economic contrast with each other. Scandinavian countries are no exception

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in
Business magazine.

Foreign direct investors have a welter of industrialised countries to choose from but many markets stand in stark economic contrast with each other. Scandinavian countries are no exception

Investing in Scandinavia virtually means investing in Sweden. The Swedish government, the press and local businesses treat foreign investors as they do Swedish investors. The media is quick to point out foreign ownership, however, when layoffs or plant shutdowns are announced.

July 1, 2004

Some business-owning families believe that family success in philanthropy is much easier than family success in business. Not so. A family foundation still has to pass through the generational stages of involvement and control – with all the associated issues

John L Ward is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland) and Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management (USA). He serves on the boards of four family companies in Europe and the USA.

Some business-owning families believe that family success in philanthropy is much easier than family success in business. Not so. A family foundation still has to pass through the generational stages of involvement and control – with all the associated issues

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