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November 26, 2021

In 1925, Vincent Massey, the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Canada, did something that Ed Rogers today would find unthinkable. He quit.

In 1925, Vincent Massey, the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Canada, did something that Ed Rogers today would find unthinkable.

He quit.

Massey (pictured below right) was the fourth-generation heir to his family’s Massey-Harris farm equipment company, then already well on its way to becoming Canada’s first truly global firm. Despite this, Massey decided that his future lay not in tractors, but in public service and philanthropy. He later became governor general of Canada.

November 17, 2021

Family offices in North America have seen their wealth and returns soar past Asia-Pacific and European contemporaries, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, as their expanding vehicles act on their confident economic outlook and eye cannabis investments and fintech transactions.

Family offices in North America have seen their wealth and returns soar past Asia-Pacific and European contemporaries, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, as their expanding vehicles act on their confident economic outlook and eye cannabis investments and fintech transactions.

However, North American families want to cut their exposure to fixed income investments next year, believe their cyber security measures need improvement and fall behind global peers in formal succession planning.

November 17, 2021

European family offices are more optimistic about the economic outlook for 2022 than Asia-Pacific and North American peers and more than half of continental families are open to new investment opportunities.

European family offices are more optimistic about the economic outlook for 2022 than Asia-Pacific and North American peers and more than half of continental families are open to new investment opportunities.

November 17, 2021

Families in Asia-Pacific are leading the world at their pace of establishing and evolving family offices as their wealth rockets, the need for succession plans becomes acute and investment returns outperform North American and European family office peers.

Families in Asia-Pacific are leading the world at their pace of establishing and evolving family offices as their wealth rockets, the need for succession plans becomes acute and investment returns outperform North American and European family office peers.

November 15, 2021

Rogers Communications won’t challenge court ruling on family boardroom battle, Primark-owning Weston family plans overseas expansion, Li Ka-shing family bets on Bamford’s green hydrogen fund.

Rogers Communications won’t challenge court ruling on family boardroom battle

The Rogers family behind their eponymous $24 billion Canadian telecoms giant has been embroiled in a damaging public feud which could jeopardise a $26 billion merger with fellow family-controlled telecom company Shaw Communications.

August 10, 2021

Is the global economy’s uneven recovery leading to more opportunities for equity managers? The answer: Yes, according to our latest quarterly report on equity managers.

Is the global economy’s uneven recovery leading to more opportunities for equity managers? The answer: Yes, according to our latest quarterly report on equity managers.

July 30, 2021

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment, Amancio Ortega’s Inditex fortunes fall and rise with Covid-19 restrictions, Weston family puts Selfridges on the auction block for $5.5 billion.

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment

The Porsche family is backing the European rocket launch startup Isar Aerospace Technologies with an eye on the spin-off innovations from easier access to space.

June 21, 2021

Benetton family channel $9.7 billion sale proceeds into co-investments, Weston family puts Selfridges up for sale for $5.5 billion, Walton family raises $2.1 billion from Walmart shares.

Benetton family channel $9.7 billion sale proceeds into co-investments

The Italian infrastructure company controlled by the Benetton family has offloaded its Italian road toll subsidiary for $9.7 billion and says it will use the proceeds to reinvest in technological, digital and sustainable partnerships.

April 23, 2021

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

David C Bentall worked for 20 years in his family’s major Canadian business, Dominion Construction, including seven years as its president and chief executive. During his tenure as principal, the business doubled in size to $240 million in sales.

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