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July 29, 2021

The most basic and perhaps most ultimately effective strategy for leaders dealing with the challenges of family business is to plan, create and maintain effective communication practices.

The most basic and perhaps most ultimately effective strategy for leaders dealing with the challenges of family business is to plan, create and maintain effective communication practices.

As family business member and consultant Vernon Holleman puts it: “Communication is critical. Honest, regular communication about where the business is, how it’s doing, how it’s sort of being run and operated.

July 23, 2021

Agnelli family’s Exor linked to Armani, Zegna family lists luxury group via $3.2 billion SPAC, Les Wexner distances from L Brands with $2.2 billion share sale.

Agnelli family’s Exor linked to Armani

The Agnelli family that made its fortune in the Italian auto industry is expanding its interests in luxury goods with apparent overtures to Armani, only months after acquiring a quarter-stake in Christian Louboutin.

Agnelli scion John Elkann (pictured left), 45, the billionaire chairman and chief executive of Exor, the family-controlled holding company, has been in talks with fashion designer Giorgio Armani, Reuters reported.

July 19, 2021

Founding Rothermere family mulls bid to take Daily Mail group private again, Ali Group merges with Welbilt after founder Luciano Berti dies aged 89, Arnault family’s L Catterton tipped to acquire Etro family business.

Founding Rothermere family mulls bid to take Daily Mail group private again

The British aristocratic billionaire Rothermere family could privately own the bestselling Daily Mail newspaper it founded after almost 90 years if the influential newspaper’s owner sells its insurance and financial assets.

July 17, 2021

One of the greatest challenges any business experiences in transforming from a profitable small business to a legacy enterprise is navigating the waters of succession. An effective succession plan requires more than just moving names around on an org chart or a legal charter. To invest in its future, a family enterprise must build the power of its brand.

Many family enterprises develop strong branding around their visionary founders. But what happens to this brand when the next generation assumes leadership? We explore how a family enterprise should build the power of its brand in conjunction with succession planning.

June 30, 2021

The global economic reopening remains on track as Covid-19 vaccination rates climb. While rising inflation has become a concern, the spike in prices looks transitory so far. Ultimately, we still like the pandemic recovery trade that favours equities over bonds, the value factor over the growth factor and non-US stocks over US stocks. 

The global economic reopening remains on track as Covid-19 vaccination rates climb. While rising inflation has become a concern, the spike in prices looks transitory so far. Ultimately, we still like the pandemic recovery trade that favours equities over bonds, the value factor over the growth factor and non-US stocks over US stocks. 

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April 30, 2021

The impact of Covid-19 was felt almost immediately in most industries and regions of the world. We believed that the first indicator of the impact of Covid-19 on family and non-family businesses would be reflected in their revenue and that proved to be correct.

The impact of Covid-19 was felt almost immediately in most industries and regions of the world. We believed that the first indicator of the impact of Covid-19 on family and non-family businesses would be reflected in their revenue and that proved to be correct.

March 29, 2021

Rajesh Dempo, a third-generation scion of Goa’s prominent Dempo business dynasty, says his diversified Vision Dempo group was expanding at pace just before the Covid-19 outbreak in India, but strategic lessons are now being learned from handling the crisis to enhance operations and opportunities.

Rajesh Dempo, a third-generation scion of Goa’s prominent Dempo business dynasty, says his diversified Vision Dempo group was expanding at pace just before the Covid-19 outbreak in India, but strategic lessons are now being learned from handling the crisis to enhance operations and opportunities.

Dempo finds himself at the sharp end of the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts on society with his dynamic group of companies trading in real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education and film production and entertainment sectors.

February 12, 2021

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

Michael Ackerman (pictured), 38, is the president and chief executive of EcoForests Asset Management. His socially responsible boutique forestry investment management company is headquartered in Toronto and operates 45 plantations in Latin America.

November 26, 2020

The growing global $344 billion legal cannabis market is maturing, attracting sophisticated capital and proving attractive for family office investors seeking returns, says Chrystal Capital Partners.

The growing global $344 billion legal cannabis market is maturing, attracting sophisticated capital and proving attractive for family office investors seeking returns, says Chrystal Capital Partners.

Kingsley Wilson (pictured above), investment partner and co-founder of the London-based entrepreneurial corporate finance and investment house, discusses the opportunities and shatters the myths in the alternative asset class with Geordie Hadden-Paton (pictured below), investment associate at CCP.

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