FT Wealth

Family offices are the estate offices of old. They would do everything: organise and manage one’s financial affairs, ensure tax deadlines were met and snap up the latest yacht at the best price. And, if needed, they would even walk the dog

Even an $86bn fortune cannot solve the world’s problems if aid budgets are cut

How chocolate has become the banker’s latest venture

The country’s wealthy families are bringing their own cash to bear on start-ups

Many wealthy parents fail to teach their children the art of working together

Families can often resemble a play, with each member assigned a scripted role

Millennials are not buying into the idea of the perfect brand — perfection is passé

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The philanthropist considers himself lucky that he came into his wealth at such a young age

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The disparate schemes are designed to help, but they can mean different things to both sides of the divide

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As well as a large sum of money you need a sizeable number of support staff