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Asset Management

January 1, 2004

Risk management is no longer the preserve of publicly traded concerns and safeguarding interests means taking a hard look at the programmes on offer

Nick Dryden is a Partner in Moore Stephens in Geneva specialising in risk management for international and family companies.

Risk management is no longer the preserve of publicly traded concerns and safeguarding interests means taking a hard look at the programmes on offer

January 1, 2004

The wellbeing of owner-managed and family businesses is central to the strength of the European economy as a whole.

The wellbeing of owner-managed and family businesses is central to the strength of the European economy as a whole. These firms account for more than 70% of employment in the EU and make a major contribution to economic output in all member countries. They provide a continuing source of entrepreneurial energy within the existing EU and are sure to play a key role in evolution of the economies of the new member states.

September 1, 2003

The European Private Banking Services Survey 2003 set out to examine the relationship between European private banks and family businesses, and reveal some of the strengths and weaknesses within.

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The European Private Banking Services Survey 2003 set out to examine the relationship between European private banks and family businesses, and reveal some of the strengths and weaknesses within. From the results contained in this report, we hope to provide private banks with fodder to strengthen the link between what they offer families and what families say they want. Conversely, we hope the results will encourage families to question the service they currently receive with a view to maximising it.

September 1, 2003

For an industry that makes money from good relationships, the professionals that create and maintain private banking and family business client relationships are key. Melanie Stern examines the sector’s frontline

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

For an industry that makes money from good relationships, the professionals that create and maintain private banking and family business client relationships are key. Melanie Stern examines the sector's frontline

"Our greatest asset is our people" – how frequently we hear this from the business world. Not all the proponents of this popular phrase manage to prove their commitment to it, but for the private banking industry, people are among the greatest assets.

September 1, 2003

The European private banking industry is now split between enterprising corporates and smaller, traditional players; lack of dynamism has retarded competitive spirit in the latter while the former established its domination. Time to get busy, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

The European private banking industry is now split between enterprising corporates and smaller, traditional players; lack of dynamism has retarded competitive spirit in the latter while the former established its domination. Time to get busy, says Melanie Stern

April 1, 2003

In the late 1950s Harold Reynolds, as sole owner, founded a gravel and crushed stone business, County Gravel, Inc (“County”) that thrived during a highway construction boom.

In the late 1950s Harold Reynolds, as sole owner, founded a gravel and crushed stone business, County Gravel, Inc ("County") that thrived during a highway construction boom. Harold and his wife Gladys equally, as the Reynolds Limited Partnership ("the Partnership"), own the real estate where County conducts its active business. Gladys and Harold have three children: Bill (48), Cathy (44) and Ricky (42).

January 1, 2003

The role of the family office has become the subject of much debate as the need to rethink the approach to family wealth management becomes more apparent. Changes in the provision of professional advice, and its increasing complexity, mean that its purchase now requires considerable expertise

Michael Maslinski is a director of strategy and marketing consultant at Maslinski & Co.

The role of the family office has become the subject of much debate as the need to rethink the approach to family wealth management becomes more apparent. Changes in the provision of professional advice, and its increasing complexity, mean that its purchase now requires considerable expertise

November 1, 2002

In the third and final article of our series on investing in gold, Katharine Pulvermacher explains the choices available to investors

Katharine Pulvermacher is Manager of Investment Research at the head office of the World Gold Council.

In the third and final article of our series on investing in gold, Katharine Pulvermacher explains the choices available to investors

Finding a safe home for one's assets has become a much greater challenge to family offices than it was during the years of plenty that characterised the last decade of the 20th century.

June 1, 2002

The ultimate challenge is to create the global ‘family business’ focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

Rinaldo S Brutoco is President of the World Business Academy, which he founded in 1986. He is also Principal of the ShangriLa Group, his private consulting organisation and is co-author of several books, including Profiles in Power and New Paradigms in Business.

The ultimate challenge is to create the global 'family business' focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

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