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family office profiles

September 17, 2012

The Lyle family owes its wealth to sugar. CampdenFB meets the heir tasked with keeping the family fortune sweet.

Of all the ways to burn money, starting your own car company must be one of the most sure-fire strategies. That is exactly what Oliver and Philip Lyle – scions of the Tate & Lyle sugar-producing business – did back in the 1920s. At least, they provided the cash while a former Royal Horse Artillery captain- turned-boat designer built the cars.

June 14, 2012

The story of French investment group Wendel is as good as any case study of a family business converting to an investment group. CampdenFB speaks to Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, the group’s charismatic chairman.

Ernest-Antoine Seilliere doesn’t like rogue family shareholders. In fact, the chairman of Wendel, one of France’s pre-eminent investment groups, was so incensed about the issue that he wrote a book about it.

November 10, 2011

Fleming Family & Partners is one of the biggest family offices in Europe, but it's had a couple of tough years. David Bain reports on how it's now faring.

Unsurprisingly, the actor Daniel Craig, who plays the current James Bond, doesn’t disclose exactly what he does with the small fortune he makes from playing the iconic British secret agent. But if he’s looking for some financial planning, or even some interesting investing options, he might consider looking a bit closer to the character he plays – or at least the person who created that character.

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