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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.

July 9, 2021

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk, EssilorLuxottica proceeds with $8.7 billion stake in GrandVision after tribunal, Albert music publishing dynasty ventures into impact investing.

Aponte family expands its Mediterranean Shipping Company to rival Maersk

The Aponte family’s Mediterranean Shipping Company has re-energised its efforts to become the world’s largest container line by attempting to overtake rival family-controlled conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk.

January 22, 2021

Agnelli heir John Elkann in the driving seat of Stellantis, Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong sentenced to prison, Benjamin de Rothschild dies aged 57.

Agnelli heir John Elkann in the driving seat of Stellantis

John Elkann, scion of Italy’s Agnelli dynasty, says the new $51 billion Fiat-Chrysler-PSA mega-merger he masterminded will meet the world’s needs in sustainable mobility.

September 21, 2020

The next generation of family business leaders say they first learned of the extent of their family wealth on average aged 31 and two-thirds feel this was about the right time, but when, how and even if that education takes place is highly debatable.

The next generation of family business leaders say they first learned of the extent of their family wealth on average aged 31 and two-thirds feel this was about the right time, but when, how and even if that education takes place is highly debatable.

June 1, 2020

Daughter Pansy Ho succeeds Macau casino kingpin Stanley Ho, coronavirus crumbles Murdoch’s media empire foundations, John Elkann of the Agnelli dynasty shares Exor’s Covid-19 strategy.

Daughter Pansy Ho succeeds Macau casino kingpin Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho, the flamboyant patriarch who transformed Macau from a Portuguese outpost into the world’s gambling capital, has died at the age of 98, leaving his daughter Pansy Ho as the heir apparent.

November 19, 2019

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

London-based seed funding initiative The Fore found 74% of the nascent charities it supported around the United Kingdom succeeded in meeting their targets over the past two years. More than 70% of grantees surpassed their expectations for expanding their charitable activities after one year of funding. More than 50% exceeded their forecasts for income generation after a year of funding.

March 22, 2019

The only matriarch of a Rothschild company is about to complete a four-year project to bring the dynasty’s billion-dollar private Swiss bank into full family ownership, with ambitions for growth through buy-outs.

The only matriarch of a Rothschild company is about to complete a four-year project to bring the dynasty’s billion-dollar private Swiss bank into full family ownership, with ambitions for growth through buy-outs.

February 17, 2010

Rothschild might have broken with tradition by appointing a non-family CEO for the first time in its history, but the new chief has several factors in his favour as he takes the helm of one of the world’s leading investment banks, writes Paul Golden

Few businesses can hold a candle to Rothschild when it comes to keeping it in the family, writes Paul Golden.

Since the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild started to build their businesses in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Vienna and Naples, successive generations have contributed to a business that has become as synonymous with family as almost any other.

February 10, 2010

Rothschild will appoint a non-family chief executive for the first time in its 212-year history as the banking group restructures its management.

Rothschild will appoint a non-family chief executive for the first time in its 212-year history as the banking group restructures its management.

Nigel Higgins, who has been with the family business for 27 years and co-headed the firm since 2000, will take over from seventh-generation David de Rothschild in March as head of the family holding company. 

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