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November 14, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on their family feud: Jeff Bezos pledges to give most of his money to charity; and Sam Bankman-Fried’s net worth is decimated after FTX crashes.

Billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on family feud
The India-born Hinduja brothers, Britain’s richest family, have agreed a truce in a long-running feud over the future of their family’s global business empire following revelations that the battle “Marginalised” the dementia care of its billionaire patriarch.

November 7, 2022

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top UHNW investments is released during COP27, should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top ultra-high-net-worth investments is released at the start of COP27 in Egypt (and ahead of Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6-7), should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened with a stark message.

November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

November 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman; Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce sees property portal Boomin go bust and Daniel Kretinsky is cleared to increase his stake in Royal Mail.

Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman
Following a full pardon for crimes including embezzlement and bribery, Jay Y. Lee has been appointed as Samsung’s executive chairman.

October 29, 2022

As US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at the UN climate summit in Egypt “Would make a difference”, should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at COP27 “Would make a difference”. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Egypt and Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6 and 7, we ask should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

October 19, 2022

Ahead of Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Forum in London (November 1-2) and the ClimateTech Investing Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland (December 6-7), Fabienne Michaux, director for SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, talks about why family businesses should approach investment through the prism of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Ahead of Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Forum in London (November 1-2) and the ClimateTech Investing Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland (December 6-7), Fabienne Michaux, director for SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, talks about why family businesses should approach investment through the prism of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

October 14, 2022

In a tight labour market where talent is scarce, family business should make a virtue of their optionality and flexibility on this issue to attract talent, says Mark Essex.

The invention of email is 51 years old and has been a staple tool of office workers for at least 25 years. However, in that time we still haven’t really adopted a set of ubiquitous norms; we still receive hundreds of messages a day and use basically the same workflow for “Fancy a brew” as “Please see attached a multi-million pound contract”.

October 12, 2022

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former while reducing the latter.

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former whilst reducing the latter.

October 11, 2022

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need.

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