Algorithms will push investors into private companies – and family offices will lead the charge

By | June 30, 2017|Family Business|

The investment push into private companies is one of the big investment themes of the post-financial crisis, and its just getting going. This view was reinforced by what Robert Soros, the son of one of the great investment gurus of the last 50 years, George Soros, said this week. Speaking about his departure from his [...]

Overcoming the third generation conundrum

By | June 23, 2017|Family Business|

It has been said that the first generation accumulates, the second preserves and the third squanders. And experienced bankers have seen their fair share of corporate family-based customers, so promising in earlier generations, lose direction or even implode when the grandchildren take over. Recognising the conundrum before such companies, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad embarked on [...]

British Empire Trust manager focuses on ‘family businesses’ for returns

By | June 23, 2017|Family Business|

Joe Bauernfreund , who runs the £993 million British Empire Investment Trust, has revealed how he is investing in family holding companies to generate returns. The British Empire Investment Trust has increased its dividend for each of the past thirty years. The trust tends to invest in the holding companies of wealthy families around the [...]

Why even fast growth tech firms can be family businesses

By | June 16, 2017|Family Business|

Ve Interactive is the latest high profile name that serves as a reminder that many tech scale-ups have failed. There are many causes, but it shows that the short term goal of making the participators wealthy does not always pay off. A scale-up can engage with a long-term strategy to remain owner-managed and a family [...]

Considerations for Family Businesses

By | June 13, 2017|Family Business|

A family business can range from a small mom and pop business to large multi-million dollar publicly traded companies. Family businesses and their leaders often experience many of the common problems of a regular business, but also have an added layer of problems and dilemmas related to unique family issues. An effective way to deal [...]

How to turn a start-up into a lasting family business

By | June 13, 2017|Family Business|

As much as 98 per cent of the world’s economic activity is accounted for by family businesses but for many companies, making that transition from entrepreneurship to a smoothly-run family business is difficult, says Allan Cohen, a professor in global leadership at Babson College, a US business school that specialises in entrepreneurship research. “When a [...]

Family Business: How do Values Fit In?

By | June 5, 2017|Family Business|

Business people often have a tendency to concentrate so much on their day-to-day business that they end up losing sight of some pretty important basic matters, like their values. Values form the unconscious base of everything we do, and they impact so many of our regular decisions without us even realizing it. A business’s values [...]

Private Equity Attracts New Investments from Family Offices

By | June 5, 2017|Family Business|

Family office principals interviewed by Campden Wealth researchers for the new Private Equity and Co-Investing for Family Offices report, out today, said restricted access to high quality deals, limited team resources, and knowledge gaps were obstacles on direct investments. However, higher expected returns, absence of agent fees, and greater sense of control over operations and [...]

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