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January 19, 2023

As ultra-high-net-worth families navigate a major global wealth and succession transition, questions are being asked about implementation of plans and Next Gen readiness. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, KPMG’s private client lawyer Harriet Kwarteng discusses how best to navigate the tricky subject of succession.

As ultra-high-net-worth families navigate a major global wealth and succession transition, questions are being asked about implementation of plans and Next Gen readiness. Especially as, according to Campden Wealth’s 2022 European Family Office Report,  significant numbers of European family offices believe that the next generation is too young (36%) or inadequately qualified to take over (34%).

January 18, 2023

Few industries have bypassed the disruption caused by new technologies in recent years. What’s more is that this global trend is accelerating, leading businesses to adopt new tech more quickly, so creating further disruption, says private markets platform Titanbay.

As we take our first steps into 2023, it feels like a natural time to reflect on private markets’ journey through 2022 and to begin to map out the possibilities for the year ahead. Below, we take stock of recent events and market movements, and consider how they could influence performance over the coming months. You can find more Titanbay insights here.

January 16, 2023

Campden Wealth reveals European family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies as economic uncertainty looks to continue for the foreseeable future.

After a tumultuous few years and with even more uncertainty set for the foreseeable future, Europe-based family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies, according to Campden Wealth’s new European Family Office Report 2022.

January 16, 2023

Ultra-high-net-worth families are in the midst of a major handover of power. Generations are preparing to either step aside or step up and, as a result, 67% of European family offices have a succession plan in place. However, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, around half of these plans are informal. As 36% of European family offices expect their Next Gens to assume control over the coming decade, is now the time to discuss the difficult subject of succession openly?

Ultra-high-net-worth families are in the midst of a major wealth and succession transition. Generations are preparing to either step aside or step up and, as a result, 67% of European family offices have a succession plan in place. However, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, around half of these plans are relatively casual, being only informally agreed (19%), unwritten (21%) or still in the process of development (14%).

January 9, 2023

Mark Essex, course director of KPMG in the UK’s Family Business Leadership Academy, talks about his key learnings from the past 12 months.

January 3, 2023

Employers can’t survive by constantly trying to push square peg employees into round hole positions. Instead, they need to look at what’s available to them in the talent market and conjure up a solution that meets their needs… Make your holes squarer, says Mark Essex, course director of the Family Business Leadership Academy, KPMG in the UK.

“Back in the day” is a phrase my kids use a lot. Of course, they don’t mean the 1980s or even the 20th Century. They mean 2019. “You know, when you used to go to work every day, Daddy”. Leaving aside that working from home is working, there is a truth in what they observe. Especially when it comes to recruitment.

December 12, 2022

Coming from a family-run business that dates back to the end of the 19th Century and having worked his entire career in the construction industry, Sir James Wates CBE has built a reputation for respecting legacy and looking to the future. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, Sir James talks about preparing the next generation and construction’s need for total disruption…

Coming from a family-run business that dates back to the end of the 19th Century and having worked his entire career in the construction industry, Sir James Wates CBE has built a reputation for respecting legacy and looking to the future.

December 8, 2022

Succession in family firms has never been such a hot topic. Change is underway at the top of family businesses, triggered largely by the pandemic, says KPMG’s Mark Essex.

Succession in family firms has never been such a hot topic. Change is underway at the top of family businesses, triggered largely by the pandemic.

December 8, 2022

As advisor to some of the most storied family offices in North America, Pascal Levensohn has built his career on mutual trust and sage advice. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about honesty, openness and a very finely tuned bad actor radar.

“Being an outsider, as long as you can maintain independence and build relationships with different family business stakeholders, can really help with solving problems. It’s like being an honest and trusted umpire!”

Pascal Levensohn’s career has been defined by resolving risk and conflict.

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