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March 1, 2004

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

It is probably one of the most popular collectibles among the wealthy but now commonly classed as an alternative investment outperforming many equities. Art as an investment offers increasingly attractive financial as well as emotional returns.

January 1, 2004

For most years since 1960 art prices have continued to outpace the world stock markets – justification that art investment can be an important component of a family’s investment portfolio. But prices are volatile, so beware of the risks

Randall James Willette is Managing Director of the London-based Fine Art Wealth Management serving wealth managers and their private clients on art management and investment.

For most years since 1960 art prices have continued to outpace the world stock markets – justification that art investment can be an important component of a family's investment portfolio. But prices are volatile, so beware of the risks

November 1, 2003

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

November 1, 2003

With absolute return in alternative investment derived from manager skill, finding the right individual from the huge pool of candidates is a time-consuming but essential task. Melanie Stern investigates

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

With absolute return in alternative investment derived from manager skill, finding the right individual from the huge pool of candidates is a time-consuming but essential task. Melanie Stern investigates

November 1, 2003

Melanie Stern examines the use of alternative investments in family office portfolios across the world

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Melanie Stern examines the use of alternative investments in family office portfolios across the world

November 1, 2003

Family businesses are the backbone and the engine of the dynamic and market-oriented Chilean economy. And the signs are that they could become an even stronger force in the future

Jon I Martinez is the Jorge Yarur B Professor of Families in Business at ESE, the business school of University of los Andes in Santiago, Chile. He is also a counsellor and board member of several business families.

Family businesses are the backbone and the engine of the dynamic and market-oriented Chilean economy. And the signs are that they could become an even stronger force in the future

June 1, 2003

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

June 1, 2003

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

Georges van Erck is Managing Director at JPMorgan, London. He has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, most of which have been spent providing corporate finance services to family-owned companies.

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

June 1, 2003

There were 30,000 insolvencies in Germany last year and family businesses are finding it harder to procure credit from banks with their increasingly stringent lending criteria. Private equity managers may be the answer to a tailor-made financial strategy, explains Max Burger-Calderon

Max Burger-Calderon is a partner with Apax
Partners Group and is also chairman of the EVCA (European Venture Capital Association).

There were 30,000 insolvencies in Germany last year and family businesses are finding it harder to procure credit from banks with their increasingly stringent lending criteria. Private equity managers may be the answer to a tailor-made financial strategy, explains Max Burger-Calderon

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