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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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Why emotional intelligence is the key to intergenerational succession
Next Generation
Why emotional intelligence is the key to intergenerational succession
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Intergenerational succession represents a significant challenge to family business. Though a common problem, misalignment between generations needs to be addressed for businesses to thrive into the future. Emotional intelligence could well be the key to bridging the gap. We take a look at how mentorship – and increasingly mindfulness – are helping family businesses to cross the chasm.

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From family business to business family
Next Generation
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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5 lessons for family offices from HBO's Succession
Communication
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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Using life stages to professionalise the family business
Ownership
Using life stages to professionalise the family business
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Many businesses with humble beginnings have been able to weather change and grow into empires. Could professionalization hold the key to continued success?

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How psychodynamics can drive better decision making in family businesses
Ownership
How psychodynamics can drive better decision making in family businesses
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A changing set of realities, norms and values are underway in the face of an accelerating climate crisis. Within the family wealth space, the next-generation are particularly attuned to these changes and placing demands on family business leaders to act. A new family governance method which targets a family’s collective unconscious could be the key to successful intergenerational transition.

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Legacy and succession planning trends and advice
Next Generation
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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Women on board: enhancing leadership in family firms
Ownership
Women on board: enhancing leadership in family firms
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Over the past 5-10 years, there has been an increasing focus on the importance of women in leadership positions, including on boards. Aside from the obvious reason of legal equality, why is a policy of mixed-gender board representation important?

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A Simple guide to Family Offices
A Simple guide to Family Offices

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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 family office software recommendations. 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 Trends 2020
Family Office Trends 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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Family Office Trends 2021
Family Office Trends 2021

2020 has been a year of monumental change, as everything from daily routines and long term ambitions have been disrupted beyond recognition. As people around the globe strive to press on in an uncertain future, we explore the top 10 trends that family offices and privately-owned businesses should be aware of as they move into 2021 and beyond.

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Multi-Family Office Review 2020
Multi-Family Office Review 2020

For some, the term ‘family office’ may conjure up images of an industry stuck in yesteryear. However, as a new influx of wealth owners make their way into the private wealth space, things are changing — specifically in the multi-family office segment. Here’s our review of the multi-family offices in 2020.

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