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  • The underlying business model is all-important, says Chuck Akre, of the relatively few companies in which his firm invests

  • While recent changes may well be good for the American public at large – and particularly those who would have otherwise been uninsured – recent changes in how healthcare is delivered to the masses have nonetheless had a curious affect on ultra-affluent families. 

  • It is a term that is slowly gaining credence in the investment community: stranded assets. Put simply, the expression refers to an asset that has become obsolete or has ceased to perform in your portfolio. 

  • From Brussels to Berlin and Westminster to Washington, family businesses are making themselves heard in the halls of power. But how much influence is enough and how much is too much?

  • The building blocks of success hold a cult-like fascination among the American public. It’s little surprise then that the publication of a controversial new book extolling the virtues of certain cultural upbringings has re-ignited debate here about what exactly this recipe is in the world’s largest economy. 

  • A growing world population provides not only an increasing global appetite for food production but also feeds growing investor hunger for exposure to the agricultural sector. 

  • A new push from leading family businesses is bringing the ‘Made in America’ label back into fashion. CampdenFB reports 

  • When Democrat senator Max Baucus unveiled a raft of tax reform proposals on a number of issues important to high net worth families in late November last year, some Capitol Hill pundits thought there may yet be hope for some restructuring of America’s unwieldy tax regime. But Baucus’s recent nomination as the new ambassador to China seems to have torpedoed that idea.

  • This year, for SFOs Europe-wide, it’s a question of risk management and cash alternatives, says Merrill Lynch’s Mark Nixon in this exclusive interview with Bruce Love.

  • Whoever thought sustainability would be such an issue for single family offices? Forget capital growth or expansion of services. Many family offices this year are just trying to survive.

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