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January 1, 2006

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business.

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Do private equity investors find family businesses attractive and what are they really looking for?

November 1, 2005

The Asian markets are driving some of the well-known global hedge fund indices and appear to offer hedge fund investors rich pickings, but is this really the case and how can the investor identify the real performers, asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a freelance journalist specialising in finance.

The Asian markets are driving some of the well-known global hedge fund indices and appear to offer hedge fund investors rich pickings, but is this really the case and how can the investor identify the real performers, asks Richard Willsher

November 1, 2005

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia’s hedge fund industry

Jackson Chan is with Sail Advisors Limited (Sail), a subsidiary of Search Investment Group, an alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong.

On November 29 Campden Publishing will host a group of 12 hedge fund managers and private investors at its Asian Hedge Fund and Boutique Managers conference. Jackson Chan of Sail Advisors, a key participant, reports on Asia's hedge fund industry

September 1, 2005

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

Tom Livergood is CEO of The Family Wealth Alliance in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. The website address is www.FWAlliance.com

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

July 1, 2005

Despite the size and power of some of the larger funds, private equity providers come in all shapes and sizes and may have a variety of investment appetites. But what are the pros and cons of this route for families? Richard Willsher takes a look at the evidence

Richard Willsher is a freelance journalist specialising in finance

Despite the size and power of some of the larger funds, private equity providers come in all shapes and sizes and may have a variety of investment appetites. But what are the pros and cons of this route for families? Richard Willsher takes a look at the evidence

Do private equity investors find family businesses attractive and what are they really looking for?

March 1, 2005

The shape of Swiss private banking has dramatically emerged from a period of eclipse. Bob Reynolds discovers that the two biggest players intend to use aggressive strategies to attract new money

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

The shape of Swiss private banking has dramatically emerged from a period of eclipse. Bob Reynolds discovers that the two biggest players intend to use aggressive strategies to attract new money

Swiss private client banking has emerged from the dark side of the moon. Commercial, regulatory, political and competitive pressures had conspired to put the giants of Swiss private banking into the shadows.
 

January 1, 2005

Private equity money has always rung alarm bells for family businesses – no one wants to relinquish power to outsiders. But outside input can have myriad benefits, including scope for expansion and independent pension arrangements, writes Bob Reynolds

Private equity money has always rung alarm bells for family businesses – no one wants to relinquish power to outsiders. But outside input can have myriad benefits, including scope for expansion and independent pension arrangements, writes Bob Reynolds

Five years ago, the typical family business private equity deal was £10 million for 30% of the enterprise. Now, it is more usual to see venture capitalists paying £100 million for 100% of the business.
 

January 1, 2005

The ranks of the world’s super wealthy have grown steadily over the past year, says Scott McCulloch. Now all the private banks must do is calculate how to serve them best and do it at a profit

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business magazine.

The ranks of the world's super wealthy have grown steadily over the past year, says Scott McCulloch. Now all the private banks must do is calculate how to serve them best and do it at a profit

September 1, 2004

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn’t stopped Hong Kong’s domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it’s all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

Hywel Lewis is a freelance journalist specialising in family businesses.

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn't stopped Hong Kong's domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it's all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

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