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  • The chairman of the $35 billion Mars Group is putting his grandfather’s sustainable investing ethos into practice with a business-with-purpose management model open to all.

  • John Gokongwei Jr, a Philippine billionaire who started his $5.7 billion family business empire by cycling around island towns selling snacks, has died aged 93.

  • Dr Paul Hokemeyer, the internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist, reveals the signs of mental health distress that business families should watch out for, why generations cannot expect the same attitudes from each other, and how succession led to a founder’s identity crisis and almost the collapse of the business.

  • Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion, Solvay shakes up structure and management against headwinds, Hays family tout capital reinvestment and the personal touch in Thomas Cook takeover.

  • Family office principals are looking to invest in modern, discreet and well connected luxury residential properties around the world for reliable long-term investments as well as second homes.

  • Our roundup of new and noteworthy business book releases, featuring Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose by Jean Case, Wealth of Wisdom: The Top 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask by Tom McCullough and Keith Whitaker, and Transforming Legacy Organizations: Turn Your Established Business Into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future by Kris Ostergaard.

  • European family business titans Fiat Chrysler and LVMH look to consolidate their dominance in their automaking and luxury goods markets in an uncertain world by eyeing multi-billion dollar mergers.

  • European family office investor J Stern and Co has defended French family business Pernod Ricard against the “short term goals” of activist investors after the world's second-largest wine and spirits group was criticised by US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.

  • France family changes gear at NASCAR with merger and restructure, Goya Foods not for sale insists Unanue family, Hopeful Henry Sy family next gen “has a lot of rice to eat”.

  • CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

    Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

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