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October 5, 2017

Anat Bar-Gera’s parents did not have a penny when they relocated to Israel following the Second World War. Her father, who had been unable to finish high school, worked hard, opened his own business, and eventually earned a university degree.

Anat Bar-Gera’s parents did not have a penny when they relocated to Israel following the Second World War. Her father, who had been unable to finish high school, worked hard, opened his own business, and eventually earned a university degree.

Decades later, his daughter is one of Switzerland’s most successful telecommunications and internet entrepreneurs. Bar-Gera, pictured below right, attributes her ambition and work ethic to her parents.

September 22, 2017

Women make up just 7.7% of family office chief executives, and are under-represented across other C-Suite positions, according to new research.

Women make up just 7.7% of family office chief executives, and are under-represented across other C-Suite positions, according to new research.

In the coming months, Campden Wealth will hold two events looking at the challenges women face charting their family legacies, investments and businesses, as well as celebrating female contributions in this space.

June 28, 2017

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

Threats to the ultra-wealthy include evidence of populist dissatisfaction with the elite, as well as potentially changing views on immigration, national sovereignty and deindustrialisation.

May 9, 2016

Statistics increasingly tout the number of women being considered for leadership roles in US family businesses. But should family businesses be patting themselves on the back for gender equality just yet? 

October 29, 2015

Thirty-five per cent of family office CEOs are female, according to a new report, compared to just 4.6% in the S&P 500.Thirty-five per cent of family office CEOs are female, according to a new report, compared to just 4.6% in the S&P 500.

The diversity of families appears to be reflected in family office personnel – at least when it comes to gender – research from Family Office Exchange (FOX) and US advisory firm Grant Thornton suggests.

In a survey of 112 family offices, 35% were headed by a female chief executive, said the 2015 FOX Family Office Compensation and Benefits Report, compared to 4.6% in the S&P 500. In a release FOX said the gender statistics had been “surprising”.

August 21, 2014

US women are showing a greater interest in alternative investments than men, according to new research, challenging traditional stereotypes that female investors are risk averse.

US women are showing a greater interest in alternative investments than men, according to new research, challenging traditional stereotypes that female investors are risk averse.

According to research by US investment firm MainStay Investments, 60% of women surveyed expect alternatives to become a core part of their portfolio over the next five to 10 years.

By comparison, only 47% of men expect the likes of commodities, private equity, and hedge funds to become a “mainstream” part of their investment holdings over that same period.

July 3, 2014

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

The world’s largest organisation for female corporate directors has announced it is establishing a family business council to explore how family firms can improve corporate governance.

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) said a growing number of its members, especially those from emerging markets, were requesting in-depth information about family business-specific issues.

January 17, 2014

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

In Women in alternative investment: A marathon not a sprint, the New York-based financial advisory and research firm Rothstein Kass examined performance of women in the alternative investment industry.

December 25, 2013

Its not easy to join the board of the family business as a woman, especially if you have never worked in the guts of the business, but don't let timidity undermine your role as a decision maker – Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj has some tips.

Women are increasingly being recruited onto family business boards. This is a good thing. An ever-increasing body of evidence shows that diversity is good for a business. But joining the board of a family business can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you are at the epicentre of decision-making. On the other, as a woman you may find that you are struggling to assert yourself.

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