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This week, Katherina Rosqueta, from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, explores several approaches to impact investing, an increasingly utilized strategy to align deeply held family values with their financial investment strategy.

When family businesses recruit outside executives, “A-level” candidates expect best practices within company governance and the search process.

2017 Keynote Speaker and biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher shares her research on the evolution of team-building, identifying four distinct styles of thinking and their implications on the composition of the family enterprise.

Philanthropy is not just a “good” thing to engage in. It is also one of the most effective tools for bridging generational differences in families.

Families of wealth are constantly looking for the secret to proliferating their fortunes over multiple generations. A key element is right before our eyes, the family’s generations.

For members of a family enterprise, succession can trigger strong feelings of anxiety, apprehension, or ambivalence.

François de Visscher (FdV): Why is it more attractive to be a direct investor as opposed to investing in private equity funds? Paul Carbone (PC): Well, I think there are several reasons.

As practitioners we encounter gender-related issues regularly as we help business families plan for the future ownership and leadership of their enterprises.

Parents who are owners of family companies are generally intensely interested in their children’s development both as healthy, aspiring individuals and as future owners.

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