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  • Racing? So passé. Eventing? So last season. Dressage is the equestrian sport getting the wealthy chomping at the bit, and more newcomers than ever are ready to spend big to get involved.

  • Her family’s business changed the world of travel, but while the rest of the clan have their sights set on the skies, Danielle Ryan is taking the road less travelled with her new luxury publishing, film and fragrance business.

  • The phenomenon of travel philanthropy is promising to put some adventure back into charity, but who benefits most – the recipient of the donor?

  • A fresh-faced CEO straight out of business school isn't always the person to inspire public and investor confidence, but circumstances sometimes force a young candidate into the top spot at a family firm.

  • A hereditary knack for creating highly addictive games has kept Jaques of London in business for eight generations, and despite the growth of computer games the family firm insists there’s an increasing demand for old-fashioned fun. CampdenFB reports

  • Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

  • Australian family businesses have enjoyed local and
    international success, but closer to home they are
    facing a succession squeeze and a government that
    is slow to show its support.

  • Three impressionist paintings from the estate of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark reached a combined total of almost $41 million (€29.4 million) at a recent Christie's auction in New York.

  • An Illinois-based family upholstery business has joined forces with a private equity firm in the hope of becoming the US's first publicly-traded company of its type in the US. 

  • Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Swedish flat-pack furniture chain Ikea, has relinquished his last formal roles in the business he founded in 1943. 

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