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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.

There are not many opportunities afforded by the turmoil in the financial world, and it can be difficult to look beyond retrenchment across the board. However, it is a prescient time to look again at what your philanthropy is doing.

The reporting season is upon us, and the news emerging from the world’s family-owned car makers is grim. BMW recently reported a full-year loss of €718 million, PSA PeugeotCitroen announced a net loss of €343 million while Ford reported a loss of $14.6 billion.

While commentators, politicians and much of the general public remain unsure about what will happen to the global economy in the short term, single family offices in Europe remain upbeat and believe that the present crises can be survived.

If you’re feeling mugged by Madoff, restless about recession or fearful about your family’s future then two upbeat news stories this week should lift your spirits.

The surprise announcement of the departure of Rupert Murdoch’s right hand man earlier this week is not only a blow to News Corporation’s immediate future, it also poses more questions about the 77-year-old media mogul’s succession plan.

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