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Companies with foresight stay ahead of the curve

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Remaining relevant and competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace is no mean feat. Whilst innovation methodologies and speed-to-market are fundamental business tactics, how do we ensure we’re solving the right kind of problems? Foresight and trend analysis provide us with the necessary tools to do so.

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From family business to business family
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The transition from a family business to a business family is not an easy one. Without a clear, strategically implemented plan to preserve both its wealth and legacy, the family faces a progressive dispersal of its assets. We outline the key factors that spark a transition from family business to business family – and offer advice on how to handle this.

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Finding & funding investments with high return
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It would appear that some Family Offices are now showing a predilection for direct investing to diversify portfolios and build new equity investment. Deal flow is a popular term amongst investors such as venture capitalists and describes the rate at which new business ideas and proposals are presented. Whether investors are motivated by high returns or not, it begs one important question: how best to enter the deal flow slipstream?

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5 lessons for family offices from HBO's Succession
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HBO’s mega-series Succession follows the decaying empire of a dysfunctional media family - a template on precisely how not to run your family office. Here are five lessons that we can learn from Succession, before putting them into practice in the process of running family offices.

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How Asian family businesses respond to four global challenges
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Although certain business challenges are universal to family offices across the globe, the way in which Asian family businesses experience, prioritise, and tackle them is unique. We deep dive into four key global family office challenges and how they are experienced within the Asian context, reflecting upon the unique set of underlying influences that shape the Asian response.

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How to engage the next generation through a clearly defined purpose
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Globalisation, digital transformation and climate change have transformed the way we live, work and conduct business today. Inheriting this radically transformed world are the millennials, a new generation with distinct priorities from their baby-boomer predecessors. Their north star? Purpose.

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Legacy and succession planning trends and advice
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Only 3% of family-owned businesses survive until the fourth generation and beyond. There appears to be a cross-generational disconnect with family owned business succession. We explore past and present trends and cast a glance to the future regarding successful planning to help ensure legacies live on and thrive.

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Family Office Software Review 2020
Family Office Software Review 2020

Private wealth owners around the globe are busy retooling their operations to supercharge their services. At Simple, we often asked for our top software recommendations for family offices. We believe that choosing software for family office should not be a matter of opinion – but a matter of fit.

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Family Office Trend Report 2020
Family Office Trend Report 2020

Family offices, like most organizations, are facing some interesting times. How can Family Offices be resilient and ever more relevant in this changing landscape? Here are our top ten trends which we believe will define the next decade of family offices.

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