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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 9, 2023

Stephen Lane, the CEO and founder of Propstore, talks about the growth of a unique and valuable passion investment asset class, the importance of authenticity and the pitfalls to avoid when searching for that perfect entertainment memorabilia artifact. 

As the CEO and founder of Propstore, Stephen Lane has grown his firm from a cottage industry into one of the world’s leaders in entertainment memorabilia. 25 years after establishing the company and after he and his team have unearthed and put to auction some of the most valuable and exciting artifacts from the history of film and television, Stephen is rightly recognised as one of the foremost experts in his field.

March 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive; Mitchell Rales gifts $1.9 Billion to his own art museum; and tributes are paid to billionaire financier Thomas Lee.

Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive
The extensive archive of the late singer-songwriter David Bowie will be made available to the public from 2025, thanks to a donation of £10 million from the Ukrainian-born businessman and philanthropist Sir Leonard Blavatnik through his Blavatnik Family Foundation.

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 13, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Mills family open an investment firm after their Medline Industries sale; a Chinese man leaves billionaire adoptive family after reuniting with his multi-millionaire birth parents; and Joseph Lau sells dozens of Hermes bags in a Sotheby’s auction.

Mills family open investment firm after Medline Industries sale
The Mills family, the American billionaires who founded Medline Industries, are launching their own investment firm.

January 23, 2023

Climate and global energy transition expert Stefan Schurig talks about the aims of The Toni Piëch Foundation, the importance of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how next gens are driving positive change.

Having started his career on construction sites and training as an architect, Stefan Schurig’s early pivot into highlighting climate change and energy issues by transforming cities into self-sufficient systems has shaped him into an authoritative voice on sustainability issues. 

November 9, 2022

Philanthropy is embedded in the fabric of wealth management. Whether it’s the Silent Generation or Generation Z, each generation wants to make an impact through charitable giving, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Philanthropy is top of mind for most affluent families. However, according to BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Global Family Office Study, only 30% of family offices have documented strategies to deploy wealth in a truly meaningful way [1]. This disconnect is just one of several challenges that families face regarding philanthropic planning.

October 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers; David Armstrong leads a bid to save Wasps Rugby Club; and hip-hop billionaire Jay-Z invests In a robotic pizza startup.

Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers
The family of Francois Pinault, the billionaire owner of luxury brand Kering, have reportedly incurred the ire of French winemakers following the news that the Pinault-owned Artémis Domaines is merging with Champagne manufacturers Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

October 5, 2022

Companies developing net zero-targeting water innovation, artificial intelligence-driven postage and wastewater treatment technology will exclusively present in-person as Campden Wealth heads to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the ClimateTech Investing Forum on December 6 and 7.

With COP27 bringing together a host of world leaders in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, the subject of global decarbonisation is being brought right back to the top of the world agenda.

While the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference will bring all aspects of environment action into the spotlight, reaffirming and setting goals to reverse the effects of the ongoing crisis, innovators and entrepreneurs are devising powerful solutions to make these sustainability aims a reality.

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