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February 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Aldi heirs settle their long-running dispute; Russian-born billionaire Alex Gerko is named as the UK's biggest taxpayer; and Gautam Adani loses billions in personal wealth in less than a week.

Aldi heirs settle long-running dispute
The heirs of Theo Albrecht, the co-founder of family-owned German multinational discount supermarket chain Aldi, have settled on a new ownership structure following a long-running feud.

February 1, 2023

Everybody with assets should make a will tailored to their circumstances. And ultra-high-net-worth people, especially those with a complicated private life, are no exception. Discover how the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act aims to clear up the validity of a will when the ‘beneficiaries’ are numerous.

Since it was enacted in 1975, the family provision legislation, also known as the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act, has generated a large amount of press coverage. As a result of claims based either on a valid will which, a disappointed ‘beneficiary’ asserts, produces an unreasonable result or on an intestacy (occurring when a person dies without leaving a valid will).

January 30, 2023

With rising volatility in public markets, geopolitical uncertainty and higher inflation, the second half of 2022 saw family office interest in venture capital investing slow significantly, according to Campden Wealth and SVB Capital’s Family Offices Investing in Venture Capital Report.

With rising volatility in public markets, geopolitical uncertainty and higher inflation, the second half of 2022 saw family office (FO) interest in venture capital (VC) investing slow significantly.

January 30, 2023

In today’s challenging economic environment, family businesses are looking for ways to de-risk and diversify their capital strategies, as well as take account of the aspirations of the next generation of family members, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

Family businesses are well known for their ‘Patient capital’ strategies with a focus on longer-term value creation, rather than the continuous hunt for short-term results. This long-term approach was especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic – and remains just as relevant after it, too.

January 26, 2023

While the succession plans of many ultra-high-net-worth families are, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, only informally agreed, unwritten or still in the process of development, the family-owned company running luxury goods giant LVMH is running on clear and transparent lines of communication, says Stuart Hatcher.

While the succession plans of many ultra-high-net-worth families are, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, only informally agreed (19%), unwritten (21%) or still in the process of development (14%), the family running owned company which operates luxury goods giant LVMH is running on clear and transparent lines of communication.

January 25, 2023

Investing For Global Impact: A Power For Good, 2022, a new report from Campden Wealth, Global Impact Solutions Today (GIST) and Barclays Private Bank, finds that impact investing can forge a bridge between older and younger generations.

More than half (53%) of global wealth holders believe impact investing forges a bridge between the older and younger generations, according to Investing For Global Impact: A Power For Good, a new report from Campden Wealth on behalf of Global Impact Solutions Today (GIST) and Barclays Private Bank.

January 24, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Issa brothers explore a £13 billion merger of Asda and EG Group; Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms his interest in buying Manchester United; and Ryan Cohen buys a stake in Alibaba Group.

Issa brothers explore £13 billion merger of Asda and EG Group
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stake in UK supermarket giant Asda, are exploring a potential £13 billion merger with their filling station and convenience store chain, EG Group.

The British-Indian siblings, who made their fortune co-founding the Euro Garages chain of petrol filling stations, acquired the supermarket giant in 2021 for £6.8 billion along with private equity firm TDR Capital.

January 20, 2023

Ahead of embarking on Titanbay’s Horizons Conference, a forum bringing together industry leaders to navigate the waters of private markets, Titanbay’s head of investments Alex Bozoglou casts a weathered eye on what’s in store for the year ahead.

The global events of the past few years have made planning for the future trickier than ever. Now, with soaring inflation, increasing interest rates, collapsing stock markets and imminent recessions, scoping the horizon for investment trends requires a steady hand and a strong stomach.

January 19, 2023

As ultra-high-net-worth families navigate a major global wealth and succession transition, questions are being asked about implementation of plans and Next Gen readiness. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, KPMG’s private client lawyer Harriet Kwarteng discusses how best to navigate the tricky subject of succession.

As ultra-high-net-worth families navigate a major global wealth and succession transition, questions are being asked about implementation of plans and Next Gen readiness. Especially as, according to Campden Wealth’s 2022 European Family Office Report,  significant numbers of European family offices believe that the next generation is too young (36%) or inadequately qualified to take over (34%).

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