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September 6, 2018

The next generation of women in families are advancing gender equality while leading their businesses to even greater success. To recognise their efforts, CampdenFB is profiling 20 ones to watch throughout September.

The next generation of women in families are advancing gender equality while leading their businesses to even greater success through innovation and collaboration.

Yet they still face challenges. Women are underrepresented at the leadership level of global business and family firms are unfortunately no exception.

Senior management roles held by women worldwide increased by a mere 1% in the decade to 2017, according to the newly launched Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. 

August 29, 2018

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Spain was among the Eurozone countries hit hardest by the economic crisis in 2008, its GDP shrinking by 10% over five years. At the same time, the lines of those searching for work lengthened dramatically and when the country was at its lowest ebb, the unemployment rate was well above 25%.

August 1, 2018

Industrial foundations lock up generations of family wealth. But what they lack in flexibility they compensate in prospects for long-term prosperity. Scott McCulloch reports

Industrial foundations lock up generations of family wealth. But what they lack in flexibility they compensate in prospects for long-term prosperity. Scott McCulloch reports

Foundations have deep roots in privately-held enterprises, especially in northern Europe’s high-tax jurisdictions. The business model is imperfect, but goes a fair way towards preserving multigenerational wealth.

July 31, 2018

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

Self-assured, seeking the best from herself, and ready to face challenges head-on and unafraid. When coming up with concepts for her jewellery, Mita Vohra creates for a woman who “owns her own style”.

July 24, 2018

If you like your holidays, or business trips for that matter, to be characterised by warm hospitality, attention-to-detail, and personal touches, staying in a hotel owned by a family may be the solution. Alexandra Newlove takes a look at 10 of the best worldwide, from new-build blocks in the centre of Tokyo, to ancient villas clinging to the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi Coast

If you like your holidays, or business trips for that matter, to be characterised by warm hospitality, attention-to-detail, and personal touches, staying in a hotel owned by a family may be the solution. Alexandra Newlove takes a look at 10 of the best worldwide, from new-build blocks in the centre of Tokyo, to ancient villas clinging to the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi Coast

July 23, 2018

Serving two masters can be a recipe for disaster, yet many large family businesses operate successful two board systems which separate the daily management from a supervisory board with a broader mandate. Is a supervisory board right for your family business? Or is the added level of decision-making a hindrance? Daniel Bardsley reports

Serving two masters can be a recipe for disaster, yet many large family businesses operate successful two board systems which separate the daily management from a supervisory board with a broader mandate. Is a supervisory board right for your family business? Or is the added level of decision-making a hindrance? Daniel Bardsley reports

Last year BMW sold more than 2 million vehicles under its own brand name, a record performance—even if it was not enough to catch arch-rival Mercedes-Benz.

July 16, 2018

Following the decision of the Greek court, it is now possible for spouses to submit separate individual annual tax returns depending on their tax residency.

This decision comes as a solution to the problem of married couples who live separately due to various reasons, such as when one of them lives abroad because of professional engagements. 

Following the decision of the Greek court, it is now possible for spouses to submit separate individual annual tax returns depending on their tax residency.

This decision comes as a solution to the problem of married couples who live separately due to various reasons, such as when one of them lives abroad because of professional engagements.

July 12, 2018

The Chinese proverb “wealth never survives three generations” has an equivalent in many cultures and has appeared in writing over centuries. The international notion that the first generation builds wealth, the second spends and otherwise mismanages it, and the third is left with nothing, isn’t just a platitude, though.

The Chinese proverb “wealth never survives three generations” has an equivalent in many cultures and has appeared in writing over centuries. The international notion that the first generation builds wealth, the second spends and otherwise mismanages it, and the third is left with nothing, isn’t just a platitude, though.

July 11, 2018

Australia’s Royal Banking Commission has turned up disturbing practices in the way its financial services industry abuses the trust of its clients. Are there parallels with the haemorrhage in trust suffered in the northern hemisphere after the global financial crisis? And could it lead to a jump in new family offices?

Australia’s Royal Banking Commission has turned up disturbing practices in the way its financial services industry abuses the trust of its clients. Are there parallels with the haemorrhage in trust suffered in the northern hemisphere after the global financial crisis? And could it lead to a jump in new family offices?

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