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Non-traditional sources of capital could help family businesses to finance their growth strategies; however, more than four in 10 don’t have enough knowledge about them in order to use them.

Research carried out by Campden Wealth, in partnership with KKR, looks at how family businesses are funding their growth. From private equity...

 

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Key findings

  •  While over half (62%) of the world’s top fast growing, mid-sized family businesses come from Europe or North America, their operating businesses reach far and wide across the globe...

Operating businesses are often the lifeblood of family offices and all offices can trace their wealth back to a successful enterprise. So one lesser-lauded finding from the Global Family Office Report 2015 that caught my attention was the number of family offices that still had an interest in an operating business. Globally it was 70...

Documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the French police, have put the spotlight on HSBC’s Swiss private banking. In particular, their compliance procedures have been put into serious doubt, as staff members of HSBC have advised UHNW clientele about best practice for avoiding paying taxes in...

Director of Research Andrew Porter spoke to Reuters about how investment bankers can attract UHNWI's from family offices and otherwise. He commented that other points of entry are required, as opposed from the basic pitch. Furthermore, Andrew alluded to the long term investment horizon of family offices and the need for patience by...

Income inequality has a negative impact on the long-term growth rate of an economy, according to a recently published working paper from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

Director of Research Andrew Porter and Editor of Campden FB  Nicholas Moody speak about the role of family businesses in emerging economies. They discuss how family firms share the common theme of a long-term outlook and how that reflects their business decisions.

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11 April 2014

Addressing the gap between rich and poor has been on the political agenda for decades, though its sense of urgency is likely to soar after Oxfam’s latest report on Britain’s growing wealth divide. The report, which has calculated that the UK’s five richest families hold the same amount of wealth as the...

11 March 2014

As a guide that could more appropriately be named The Beginner’s Guide to Family Offices or Family Offices: Best Practices, Rosplock’s all-encompassing handbook is just that: an introductory, broad-ranging manual on preparing for, setting up and running single and multi family offices.

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