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Campden Wealth, in association with Advent Software, has launched an interactive video which aims to offer families and family offices an introduction to technology and how it can enhance the performance of their office. Click on the image to the left.

The Schaeffler family has, for the first time, made public comments about its takeover of rival Continental. In a wide-ranging, six-point defence of their actions, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler and son Georg have decided to set the record straight on their plans for the German automobile supplier as speculation builds in the mass media that the business could fail.

Family businesses have what it takes to weather the current economic storm, according to Roger Pedder, former chairman of Clarks Shoes, one of the UK’s largest private family companies.

At a time when families are worried about dwindling portfolios and global market turmoil, could a new set of principles help to minimise the possibility of financial mismanagement and fraud?

The current financial crisis is exposing a number of frauds, but the panic that has invaded the credit markets has also pushed some legitimate businesses into making bad, perhaps even fraudulent choices. One of these is family-owned Reserve Management founded by Bruce R Bent, the inventor of the money market fund. Darrell Delamaide reports …

The recent suicide of Adolf Merkle highlighted the enormous pressure that successful businessmen put on themselves when things go awry. Randel Carlock analyses why families should reflect on their family connections and how they provide social support to each other in these troubling economic times

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