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January 1, 2008

Asked what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fred Fruitman makes several important points.

Fred Fruitman is managing director at Loeb Partners, the investment arm of the Loeb family, which today manages its own hedge fund. Click here to read about families who have set up their own hedge funds. Asked by Michael Fischer what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fruitman makes several important points…

January 1, 2006

Family businesses have become the talk of the decade. Over 90% of businesses worldwide are family businesses, so we are told. Only 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation.

John Tucker is a Grant Thornton Fellow in Family Business at the International Centre for Families in Business.

Family businesses have become the talk of the decade. Over 90% of businesses worldwide are family businesses, so we are told. Only 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation. Less than 10% make it through the third. Who hasn't heard this overused and often misquoted statistic – or some other variation of it?

July 1, 2005

Selling the family business need not be fraught with problems. If you hire a good outside advisor, you can protect your interests, secure a good deal and continue to manage. John Willert and Brian Silston urge you not to be taken in by misinformation and myth

John Willert is vice-president at de Visscher & Co, a financial advisory firm for family-owned companies. Brian Silston is an associate. www.devisscher.com

Selling the family business need not be fraught with problems. If you hire a good outside advisor, you can protect your interests, secure a good deal and continue to manage. John Willert and Brian Silston urge you not to be taken in by misinformation and myth

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