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December 13, 2016

The global financial crisis triggered a change in the way the Chan family approached philanthropy. Now Dee Dee Chan is using her skills in Hong Kong’s wealth management industry at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas to drive social change as director of her family’s Seal of Love Charitable Foundation

The global financial crisis triggered a change in the way the Chan family approached philanthropy. Now Dee Dee Chan is using her skills in Hong Kong’s wealth management industry at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas to drive social change as director of her family’s Seal of Love Charitable Foundation

What do you hope to achieve with your wealth?

December 5, 2016

Education is by far the most supported philanthropic cause among family offices, according to the Global Family Office Report 2016 by Campden Wealth. Daniel Bardsley finds out why the returns on such a social impact investment can be financial, as well as feel-good

Education is by far the most supported philanthropic cause among family offices, according to the Global Family Office Report 2016 by Campden Wealth. Daniel Bardsley finds out why the returns on such a social impact investment can be financial, as well as feel-good 

September 28, 2016

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigantakes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigan takes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard.

September 20, 2016

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

It is two decades since the late Canadian business icon Paul Desmarais stepped down from running the Power Corporation of Canada and passed day-to-day control to his two sons.

September 16, 2016

A remarkable 62% of family offices are now active or expect to be active in impact investing, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS reveals.

A remarkable 62% of family offices are now active or expect to be active in impact investing, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS reveals.

Even the 30% of family office principals surveyed who were not active now said this was likely to change in the future.

The study found Millennials were a key catalyst with two-thirds of participants agreeing families with children born after 1980 will see an increase in requests to participate in impact investing.

June 10, 2016

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Research by Moore Stephens revealed just 50% of family offices assess the effectiveness of their charitable contributions. While a significant 86% said measuring impact as important, only half have the metrics in place to find out.

May 27, 2016

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

April 22, 2016

Seven decades ago the Nuqul family was fleeing Palestine by foot; today they head up one of Jordan’s largest family businesses. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with its second-generation chairman about how his family business has weathered the region’s geopolitical risk and the importance of good corporate governance

Seven decades ago the Nuqul family was fleeing Palestine by foot; today they head up one of Jordan’s largest family businesses. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with its second-generation chairman about how his family business has weathered the region’s geopolitical risk and the importance of good corporate governance

“My father was deprived of higher education because he did not have the means. At the time he should have been at university he was crossing the borders by foot.”

March 31, 2016

Percy Barnevik made his name heading up one of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe, but in his retirement it is microenterprises where he has focused his attention. Jessica Tasman-Jones caught up with the former executive to find out how his foundation, Hand in Hand International, is addressing poverty one job at a time

The solution to a great deal of the world’s problems is jobs, argues Percy Barnevik. “In Egypt 75% of the students don’t get a job. The young men sit in the cafés in Cairo, unhappy, angry, they can’t support themselves, let alone a small family.” This breeds anger and they become prey for the Muslim Brotherhood and all types of violent organisations, says the former business executive. “The problem is not Islam, not the Bible, the problem is not religion. The problem is poverty and hopelessness.”

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