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April 18, 2023

In an exclusive interview, the Iranian-born Next Gen talks about family history, the importance of private sector experience in the field of philanthropy and aligning multi-generational values…

Despite being born and raised in Houston, Texas, Leila Zakhem holds close to her Iranian roots, with an ardent belief in the strength of family and the power of education – and the impact of combining the two.

It’s with this surety of support, knowledge and experience, that this driven Next Gen is working with other families and businesses towards achieving maximum social impact.

March 3, 2023

Some younger family members aren’t waiting for formal transitions. They’re focused on contributing today to a world that will still be sustainable in 100 years' time, says KPMG's Creagh Sudding.

There are widespread and ongoing discussions among family businesses about the potential roles and contributions of next-generation family members. In some cases, this is the result of impending succession decisions and the need for a smooth transition from one generation to the next. But, in other cases, younger family members aren’t waiting for formal transitions. They’re focused on contributing today to aworld that will still be sustainable in 100 years' time.

February 27, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, 19th-Generation family member George Muthoot George of the Muthoot Group talks about living up to family legacy, a passion for hospitality and the ultimate motivation for sustainable investment…

For nearly 800 years, the Muthoot family have been heavily involved in business and philanthropy in and around Kerala, India. Since its formal establishment in 1887, the Muthoot Group has grown into multi-layered conglomerate focussing on financial services, healthcare, agriculture, housing, media, education and more.

February 16, 2023

A beneficiary of the sale of her family’s multi-generational pharmaceutical companies, Victoria Engelhorn was determined to take the opportunity to grow, realise her own dreams and give back to society. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, she reveals how forging her own socially responsible path gave her meaning and purpose.

The granddaughter of billionaire German businessman Curt Engelhorn, great-great granddaughter of Friedrich Engelhorn (the founder of chemical giant BASF) and the beneficiary of a family-wide windfall, Victoria Engelhorn understands all too well the heft and privilege of inheriting great wealth.

February 10, 2023

With the next generation of family members increasingly beginning to come into the workplace, family businesses are recognising the changes and challenges that succession may bring. New values and a strong focus on sustainability have implications for asset allocation, diversification and definitions of success, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

As the new generation begins to come through, many current family business leaders are recognising that not all of their next-generation family members will work in the business. As a result, there are increasing concerns about the succession of the business amongst business families – and what ramifications this has for how wealth is defined and sustained.

One response may be to look at selling the family business to other families or to larger organisations.

February 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Aldi heirs settle their long-running dispute; Russian-born billionaire Alex Gerko is named as the UK's biggest taxpayer; and Gautam Adani loses billions in personal wealth in less than a week.

Aldi heirs settle long-running dispute
The heirs of Theo Albrecht, the co-founder of family-owned German multinational discount supermarket chain Aldi, have settled on a new ownership structure following a long-running feud.

January 30, 2023

Family businesses often possess a wealth of human and social capital that can be harnessed in many different ways. In particular, it is key to find the right path forward for the skills, interests and abilities of next-generation family members so that they can contribute and generate value, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

As family businesses look at new ways of maintaining and building their capital, the notion of human capital is very much on the rise. Human capital encompasses the knowledge, skills, experience and social qualities of family members and employees, and their ability to generate value.

January 30, 2023

In today’s challenging economic environment, family businesses are looking for ways to de-risk and diversify their capital strategies, as well as take account of the aspirations of the next generation of family members, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

Family businesses are well known for their ‘Patient capital’ strategies with a focus on longer-term value creation, rather than the continuous hunt for short-term results. This long-term approach was especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic – and remains just as relevant after it, too.

January 25, 2023

Investing For Global Impact: A Power For Good, 2022, a new report from Campden Wealth, Global Impact Solutions Today (GIST) and Barclays Private Bank, finds that impact investing can forge a bridge between older and younger generations.

More than half (53%) of global wealth holders believe impact investing forges a bridge between the older and younger generations, according to Investing For Global Impact: A Power For Good, a new report from Campden Wealth on behalf of Global Impact Solutions Today (GIST) and Barclays Private Bank.

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