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July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

March 28, 2011

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies. 

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies.

The study, based on data from financial data provider Capita Line, also shows family-owned businesses grew faster over an eight year period when compared with multi-national corporations and public sector companies. Operating profits at family businesses grew just under 30% between 2001-2009, while those at multi-national corporations grew by just over 15%. 

October 13, 2010

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder.

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports this summer that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder. 
 

December 4, 2009

In our second next generation section, Katie Barker meets the winner of the FBN’s Family Business Young Entrepreneur Honours and discusses how entrepreneurialism is encouraged within his family’s business

Entrepreneurialism is a quality often associated with the founding members of business families, but it generally becomes less so as successive generations take charge. This may be an unfair generalisation and it is one the third generation of Brazil-based Grupo RBS proves is definitely not the rule.

December 3, 2009

Katie Barker talks to two members of the evaluation committee for the Coutts Prize for Family Business about how family companies can stand out in the post-recession world and why entrepreneurialism is always important in business families

According to Andrew Wates, third-generation former chairman of Wates Family Holdings, "No market stays the same forever, markets change and you have to be able to change with them." As a member of the evaluation committee for the Coutts Prize for Family Business this is something that he is bearing in mind as the judging process gets under way.

March 1, 2007

Entrepreneurs are everywhere and spreading their unique gospel in all four corners of the globe. Marc Smith looks at what defines a true entrepreneur and examines what some of Europe’s newest and most well-known family entrepreneurs are up to

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

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