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August 9, 2011

HSBC manages more assets of family offices than any other bank in the world, according to a survey by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The survey, which ranks the top 50 banks which manage family office money and commercial multi family offices, found HSBC’s private wealth solutions group to be the biggest, with assets under management of $102 billion.

HSBC manages more assets of family offices than any other bank in the world, according to a survey by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

The survey, which ranks the top 50 banks which manage family office money and commercial multi family offices, found HSBC’s private wealth solutions group to be the biggest, with assets under management of $102 billion. New York-based Bessemer Trust was ranked second, with more than $44 billion under management.

July 28, 2011

Entrepreneurs around the world have seen buoyant growth in their profits, adding more employees to their firms, according to new research.

Entrepreneurs around the world have seen buoyant growth in their profits, adding more employees to their firms, according to new research.

The Global Entrepreneur Indicator, which surveyed 1,200 entrepreneurs worldwide, found that almost 60% of them have increased their workforce, up from 42% a year ago. Entrepreneurs have also seen a rise in profits in the six months before the end of May – 60% said their profits rose.

July 22, 2011

The family business model consistently is shown to wipe the floor with rival methods of ownership. The latest has come booming out with the compelling headline in the UK Times newspaper that "Happiest employees are those who can say they are part of the family."

There a huge appetite for studies that compare the performance of family-owned businesses to those that plump for alternative stake holding models. There’s a good reason why: the family business model consistently is shown to wipe the floor with rival methods of ownership. The latest has come booming out with the compelling headline in the UK Times newspaper that "Happiest employees are those who can say they are part of the family."

June 7, 2011

Family businesses are not well prepared for succession despite plans to change hands within the next five years, reveals a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers released on 5 June.

Family businesses are not well prepared for succession despite plans to change hands within the next five years, reveals a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers released on 5 June.

Kin in the game, a survey of 1600 family businesses around the world, showed that over half of the respondents don’t have a succession plan in place, although 30% of the families expect to transfer control over the next five years.

September 15, 2010

More than a third of family businesses and their advisers (family offices) in Europe don’t believe private banks are essential to their wealth management needs, according to a study conducted by Campden Wealth.

More than a third of family businesses and their advisers (family offices) in Europe don't believe private banks are essential to their wealth management needs, according to a study conducted by Campden Wealth.

This compares with just 8% of European family businesses and advisers who thought private banks are crucial to the management of their wealth.
 

August 5, 2010

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs’ business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs' business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.
 
The Global Entrepreneur Indicator, launched by the Entrepreneurs' Organisation and Standard Chartered Private Bank, revealed that over the next 12 months almost all entrepreneurs (96%) predict their headcount will rise or remain the same, with more than three quarters (76%) predicting an increase.
 

May 27, 2010

Campden FB’s latest online survey looks at the current relationship between wealthy families, family offices and the private banking industry. It is no secret that the client side continues to reassess its relationship while the private banks struggle to overcome the fallout from the global financial crisis.

Campden FB's latest online survey looks at the current relationship between wealthy families, family offices and the private banking industry. It is no secret that the client side continues to reassess its relationship while the private banks struggle to overcome the fallout from the global financial crisis.
 

April 30, 2010

To identify how the private banking industry is performing in the current climate, independent information and networking platform MyPrivateBanking.com selected 20 of the largest and most important European private banks for a survey on three distinct criteria

To identify how the private banking industry is performing in the current climate, independent information and networking platform MyPrivateBanking.com selected 20 of the largest and most important European private banks for a survey on three distinct criteria:

  • the quality of their customer interface
  • their investment proposal
  • the total cost of asset management

April 30, 2010

With wealthy families increasingly trusting their own judgment when it comes to managing their investments, private banks are under pressure to raise their game. Paul Golden speaks to both sides to analyse where they stand

With wealthy families increasingly trusting their own judgment when it comes to managing their investments, private banks are under pressure to raise their game. Paul Golden speaks to both sides to analyse where they stand. 

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