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March 4, 2016

A significant increase in the number of Asian billionaires over the next decade could result in a new class of family office that is optimised for growing wealth, according to a regional adviser.

A significant increase in the number of Asian billionaires over the next decade could result in a new class of family office that is optimised for growing wealth, according to a regional adviser.

Patricia Woo, senior consultant for international legal practice Squire Patton Boggs, made her comments in response to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2016, which was released this week.

March 4, 2016

A concerted coordination between global regulators and national governments means regulation is impacting families on matters as diverse as tax information to reputation. Rose Carr and Nicholas Moody ask experts what regulatory measures family offices should watch out for

March 4, 2016

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far. But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far.

But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

After decades of risk aversion, an improvement in the economy is leading companies to start addressing the chronically low returns on equity their investors have endured for years.

February 26, 2016

Time is running out to have your say on who should be considered for the 2016 European Families in Business Awards, with nominations due to close on Sunday 6 March. 

Time is running out to have your say on who should be considered for the 2016 European Families in Business Awards, with nominations due to close on Sunday 6 March.

The fifth annual ceremony recognises this dynamic and vital sector and will be held in Berlin on 21 June – a fitting location to celebrate family businesses considering Germany's significant contribution to the European economy. 

February 26, 2016

The OECD’s Common Reporting Standard has been described as a ‘paradigm shift for tax’ as it seeks to automate the way governments share tax information with each other. How are family offices being affected? Alison Ebbage reports

Its official name is the global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information – these nine words are a simple distillation of an ambitious project to tackle global tax evasion. Known more regularly as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), it will see government-to-government sharing of account holder information and builds upon existing legislation, notably the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the EU Savings Directive.

February 26, 2016

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses.

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses. The figure in red indicates how they were ranked for service.

February 19, 2016

Owning and chartering a luxury superyacht remains one of life’s ultimate experiences. But following the economic crisis, the extreme turbulence in the yacht market has demanded a new type of yacht broker emerge to properly assist clients with the challenges of buying and chartering in the 21st century. Andrew Messum explains

The 1920s and 1930s are regarded as the heyday of yachting and some of the classic yachts built during this time remain in the top 100 largest yachts afloat, lovingly restored and maintained by their current owners.
 

February 18, 2016

For those family businesses looking to raise capital, there are a growing number of options. Today, funding the family enterprise can be much more innovative than simply taking out a loan or launching an IPO. Bruce Love reports

February 12, 2016

Externship programmes, where next gens work for another business or manage a different unit of the family business, are a popular way to train the next generation for the future responsibilities of running the family enterprise. But what should next gens look for in an externship, what are the benefits and is there a danger that they won't return?

Mariella Bottiglieri must have always been destined to enter the shipping industry.

The daughter of fifth-generation Italian shipping magnate Giuseppe Bottiglieri, she was more likely to spend her childhood summers on board a tanker with her father than at the beach building sandcastles. She even has a tanker named after her.

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