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January 26, 2021

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation. However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation.

However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

July 17, 2018

Much has been written about succession and transition in family enterprise—and much more has been written about the role of the next generation in the company, the family, and in governance. Entire courses and plans for next gen development and education have been created. But what about the next generation of advisers? 

Much has been written about succession and transition in family enterprise—and much more has been written about the role of the next generation in the company, the family, and in governance. Entire courses and plans for next gen development and education have been created.

October 24, 2012

Family Firm Institute revealed at its annual conference in Brussels that it has grown its international membership strongly as the Boston-based association engages with more family businesses and their advisers.

Family Firm Institute revealed at its annual conference in Brussels that it has grown its international membership strongly as the Boston-based association engages with more family businesses and their advisers.

The group, which earlier this year appointed UK-based Mark Evans, a director at the UK private bank Coutts, as its chairman, now has 40% of its members from outside of the US.

October 21, 2011

Mark Evans, head of Coutts Institute, has been appointed chair of the Family Firms Institute, as the family business group increases its focus on driving global membership.  

Mark Evans, head of Coutts Institute, has been appointed chair of the Family Firms Institute, as the family business group increases its focus on driving global membership.

He was elected on October 15th and takes over from Ronald Norelli, the founder of management-consulting firm Norelli & Company.

Evans joined Coutts in 2005, when he was recruited from JP Morgan to develop the British bank’s ultra-high net worth division.

November 1, 2006

Harry is a hard-working man who built a successful business by sweat, ingenuity and force of will. He was good at understanding what people wanted and used that talent to build a company in the US that manufactured luxury items for successful businessmen and others who wanted to make a statement. The company, ImageMaster, grew quickly, possibly too quickly. ImageMaster needed to rapidly expand to meet the growing demand for its specialty products. The business seemed to be growing faster than Harry's ability to manage it effectively.

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