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January 24, 2014

One of the biggest family businesses in the Middle East could launch its first IPO in a matter of months, according to media reports. 

One of the biggest family businesses in the Middle East could launch its first IPO in a matter of months, according to media reports.

Saudi Binladin Group, a second-generation construction company, could list one of its biggest divisions, Construction Products Holding (CPC), as early as June.

April 8, 2013

Ask Geoffroy Dedieu how family offices should invest and you’re likely to get a long and passionate response. Dedieu, who heads the UK-based family office of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest individuals, Theophilus Danjuma, reckons not just family offices, but all investors should invest directly in underlying assets when they can.

Ask Geoffroy Dedieu how family offices should invest and you’re likely to get a long and passionate response. Dedieu, who heads the UK-based family office of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest individuals, Theophilus Danjuma, reckons not just family offices, but all investors should invest directly in underlying assets when they can.

November 30, 2011

At a time when "Occupy Wall Street" protests dominate most of the headlines, governments scramble to handle the upheaval and stay a step ahead, and transparency has become the call of action, Ashley King-Christopher, corporate tax partner at international law firm Speechly Bircham, analyses how family offices around the world are dealing with increased transparency.

At a time when "Occupy Wall Street" protests dominate most of the headlines, governments scramble to handle the upheaval and stay a step ahead, and transparency has become the call of action, Ashley King-Christopher, corporate tax partner at international law firm Speechly Bircham, analyses how family offices around the world are dealing with increased transparency.

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October 6, 2010

Family businesses are opening up their books for scrutiny – or at least two are: Ikea and Schaeffler, writes David Bain.

Family businesses are opening up their books for scrutiny – or at least two are: Ikea and Schaeffler, writes David Bain. 

Swedish Ikea, one of the more secretive family businesses, decided to publicly disclosed its profit for the first time in its 67-year history.

Mikael Ohlsson, Ikea's chief executive, said in early October that the decision was taken in response to demands from employees and suppliers for more information.

August 26, 2010

Chris Owen analyses what wealthy families need to be doing in a climate characterised by rising taxes, increased compliance and economic uncertainty

If the art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age, then wealthy families worldwide should be moving to a very quick tempo at present. The global financial crisis has struck in myriad ways, both directly and indirectly, leaving the present stewards of family businesses to face fundamental decisions that may reverberate for generations to come. 

June 18, 2010

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

June 18, 2010

With the transfer of wealth to the next generation of Asians underway and growing interest from highly-taxed western families, the region’s financial centres are rushing to court family offices, writes Paul Golden.

With the transfer of wealth to the next generation of Asians underway and growing interest from highly-taxed western families, the region's financial centres are rushing to court family offices, writes Paul Golden.

The relatively high percentage of first generation wealth creators in Asia has heightened awareness of family office services across the continent, with the major financial centres keen to promote themselves as the location of choice for these aspiring dynasties.

January 8, 2010

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

September 1, 2005

Good governance is the bedrock for effective family businesses – transparency and objectivity are key requirements in the process. Experienced and qualified outsiders on the board is a must if a company is to achieve success, writes James Hutcheson

James Olan Hutcheson is founder and president of Regeneration Partners. jim@regeneration-partners.com

Good governance is the bedrock for effective family businesses – transparency and objectivity are key requirements in the process. Experienced and qualified outsiders on the board is a must if a company is to achieve success, writes James Hutcheson

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