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Posted on December 11, 2017 by Family Business Institute

By James Norman CA, Foundation Member, Family Business Institute Family Office Landscape Family office is the “New Black” of professional services firms.  The Big 4 are in to it big time, deploying massive resources, as only they can do.  You only need …

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Posted on December 11, 2017 by Family Business Institute

By Jon Kenfield, Founder, Family Business Institute Accreditation Program 2018 Family Business Institute’s October and November network meetings focused on the suite of services “ordinary” firms can provide to their “relatively ordinary” business famil …

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Posted on November 20, 2017 by Family Business Institute

Presented by Fiona Hindmarsh – Quare A packed room, and several dial in guests, were treated to a masterly presentation by Fiona Hindmarsh, who has a background in investment banking and the provision of family office services to Ultra High Net Worth f …

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Posted on November 20, 2017 by Family Business Institute

Hamilton Island In September, FBI Founder Jon Kenfield attended the Family Business Institute Member Network Meeting, on Hamilton Island. He presented his key takeaways from this event to the FBI Member Networking event later on that month. Below is a …

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Posted on November 2, 2017 by Family Business Institute

The cast (from left to right): Front row: Ross Anderson (Founder/Faculty – leadership development); David Gibbs (Patron – Bennett Group, Chartered Accountants); Dr Lynn Scoles (GP and Life Coach): Andrew Logie-Smith (Logie-Smith Lanyon, Lawyers); Jon K …

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Posted on May 10, 2017 by Family Business Institute

Many guys either don’t understand what it takes to hold a family together across generations, or lack the skills, courage or motivation to do anything about it. Often it’s the women (old and young) who step up to become the family’s champions. Perhaps …

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Posted on May 4, 2017 by Family Business Institute

  Working with families in business involves dealing with complex issues and profound challenges – from sibling rivalry to dysfunctional intergenerational expectations. Perhaps no problem is more complex, for both the family and the business, than …

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Posted on May 3, 2017 by Family Business Institute

By Jon Kenfield Founder and Chair, Family Business Institute FBI trains, accredits, markets and supports experienced professional advisers who work with business families and private clients. Our programs offer what is currently, by far, the most thoro …

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Posted on March 24, 2017 by Family Business Institute

What is a Professional Adviser? An adviser is a person who applies their superior knowledge and/or experience to tell others what they need to do to achieve their desired outcomes, based on current and anticipated circumstances. A professional is a mor …

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Posted on February 10, 2017 by Family Business Institute

“As ye sow, so shall ye reap” Recent conversations with other family business advisers confirm increasing exposure to business families with serious “fossilisation” issues. Naming no names, the problem seems most prevalent in families with seriously ag …

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