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July 21, 2021

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director (NED)? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Independent research commissioned by the Institute of Directors found that the NED contribution added value to the firm with most believing the NED role improved profitability.

July 5, 2021

More families recognise the need to invest in the family capital as a means to sustain the financial capital of the family, Dr Kirby Rosplock says.

More families recognise the need to invest in the family capital as a means to sustain the financial capital of the family, Dr Kirby Rosplock says.

The family member turned recognised researcher, innovator, adviser, author and speaker in the family business and family office space tells CampdenFB about the shifts she is seeing take place in wealth management, investment strategy and technological sophistication within family offices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 22, 2021

When trying to establish cultural fit in your family office, you must first think about your own culture. Defining your own organisational beliefs and the ideal qualities the ideal hire might possess.

When trying to establish cultural fit in your family office, you must first think about your own culture. Defining your own organisational beliefs and the ideal qualities the ideal hire might possess.

It is important to look at the gaps missing in your current resources, not simply from an academic and skills perspective, but also exploring the likes of emotional intelligence (EQ), personality and diversity of thought.

June 10, 2021

When hiring for your family office you need to think family first and office second. Can this person take your husband to hospital appointments? Can they jump on a plane without notice to manage your international holdings? Can they watch your daughter’s recital if you are stuck at work or if you can’t make it in, can they take your seat at the table?

When hiring for your family office you need to think family first and office second. Can this person take your husband to hospital appointments? Can they jump on a plane without notice to manage your international holdings? Can they watch your daughter’s recital if you are stuck at work or if you can’t make it in, can they take your seat at the table?

May 25, 2021

After months of uncertainty and suspended recruitment plans, family offices are hiring again. For many, the inability to meet candidates face-to-face to check for value alignment has been a deterrent. But with life slowly returning to “normal” and in-person meetings now possible, they are starting to consider the talent they need for the future.

After months of uncertainty and suspended recruitment plans, family offices are hiring again. For many, the inability to meet candidates face-to-face to check for value alignment has been a deterrent. But with life slowly returning to “normal” and in-person meetings now possible, they are starting to consider the talent they need for the future.

February 23, 2021

Each family is unique. A concerted effort to understand the complex dynamics which exist within each family, between spouses, siblings and the generations, is an essential first step for family advisers. Without this understanding, it is much more difficult to help a family deal with succession issues, especially in the context of a family business with members sitting on the board.

Each family is unique. A concerted effort to understand the complex dynamics which exist within each family, between spouses, siblings and the generations, is an essential first step for family advisers. Without this understanding, it is much more difficult to help a family deal with succession issues, especially in the context of a family business with members sitting on the board.

October 5, 2020

Expanding family offices are finding themselves spoilt for choice in recruiting and retaining executive talent to help them navigate an increasingly complex and diversified investment space.

Expanding family offices are finding themselves spoilt for choice in recruiting and retaining executive talent to help them navigate an increasingly complex and diversified investment space.

October 16, 2018

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

As a result, when it comes to sourcing management talent there is often a risk-averse and comfortable reliance on the ‘black book’, favouring those with knowledge of the family office landscape.

July 20, 2017

Third-gen building firm leaves the family; Grosvenor build for ‘Generation Rent’; and Schillings hires three new partners

 

Third-gen building firm leaves the family

A US construction firm founded in 1925 has passed into the hands of its first non-family owner.

But the man taking the reins at Pennsylvania’s Mowery, David Cross, is no stranger to the business having been involved with it for more than 30 years. He was made president in 2015 as part of former third generation owner Don Mowery’s succession plan.

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