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December 7, 2020

The acquisition of the $2.8 billion London-based family office Sandaire by Schroders did not come as a shock to some family office principals who say they anticipate further consolidation as financial institutions seek inroads into the $5.9 trillion family office space and family office principals near retirement age.

The acquisition of the $2.8 billion London-based family office Sandaire by Schroders did not come as a shock to some family office principals who say they anticipate further consolidation as financial institutions seek inroads into the $5.9 trillion family office space and family office principals near retirement age.

However, those principals acknowledged that the very wealthiest of families would always want their own financial services managed directly and discreetly inhouse, regardless of mounting business costs and uncertain investment returns.

October 9, 2020

James Dyson says entrepreneurialism and wealth creation will help Covid-19 economic recovery, Ferrero family takes the biscuit at Fox’s as acquisition spree continues, Henkel charts modest fourth quarter recovery without lockdowns.

James Dyson says entrepreneurialism and wealth creation will help Covid-19 economic recovery

Family business founder Sir James Dyson says entrepreneurialism and wealth creation should be encouraged to recover the economy from Covid-19 as he announced his Dyson Institute will be permitted to award its own degrees for the first time.

October 9, 2019

British family business Hays Travel says it will buy the entire property portfolio of the collapsed travel group Thomas Cook and save up to 2,500 jobs.

British family business Hays Travel says it will buy the entire property portfolio of the collapsed travel group Thomas Cook and save up to 2,500 jobs.

The UK’s largest independent travel agent announced today they had agreed to acquire Thomas Cook’s 555 high street stores for an undisclosed amount. The 39-year-old company already owned 190 shops across the country and employed hundreds of homeworkers.

March 5, 2018

As the family office space matures, so does the recruitment and retainment of top talent from outside the family, driven by competitive C-suite salaries and bonuses—although their ranks remain stubbornly male-dominated

As the family office space matures, so does the recruitment and retainment of top talent from outside the family, driven by competitive C-suite salaries and bonuses—although their ranks remain stubbornly male-dominated

More complex investments, professionalisation of the sector, and competition for talent is driving hefty pay increases for family office C-suite employees this year.

October 4, 2017

Salaries for top executives at family offices jumped 10% in the past year but women are still unrepresented in C-suites, according to the new Global Family Office Report 2017.

Salaries for top executives at family offices jumped 10% in the past year but women are still unrepresented in C-suites, according to the new Global Family Office Report 2017.

Family offices recovered from a year of low investment returns, which averaged 0.3% in 2015, to climb to 7% in 2016, the report by Campden Wealth, in partnership with UBS, said.

September 25, 2017

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots. 

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots.

The county of Wiltshire in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for one of the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories. It is best-known for its Neolithic monuments and iconic stone circles, most famously Stonehenge, but beneath its prehistoric landscape the future is unfolding.

January 10, 2017

Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

Human capital is a term coined by Gary Becker, an economist from the University of Chicago, which refers to the abilities and skills of an individual as an economic value. But how are family offices managing human capital in 2016?

January 4, 2017

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research.

September 1, 2003

Many family businesses may feel they are insulated from the current pressure on improvement of corporate governance but could benefit from the wisdom, experience and family detachment that a non-executive director has to offer

Peter Breen is a Senior Partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and is a member of the European Board Practice. His work in executive search has covered a wide range of executive and non-executive appointments, from small entrepreneurial start-ups through medium-sized businesses to large global corporations.

Many family businesses may feel they are insulated from the current pressure on improvement of corporate governance but could benefit from the wisdom, experience and family detachment that a non-executive director has to offer

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