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Preparing a family and its wealth for intergenerational transfer

20.2.2018
Interview: Michal Šubín, Jean François Cats More and more business families in Slovakia started discussing generational succession. They face a wide range of questions they seek to answer, discovering that they are learning on the fly, so they have less time for preparations than they would need. Representatives of RSM CZ Family Office, Jean François […]

Why you should talk about property with your children at least once a year

18.1.2018
‘I am perhaps the only person in my family who keeps track of all family stakes’, half-jokingly said Réka Világi at a recent conference on family businesses organised by the TREND Weekly. This was in response to the topic of distributing wealth to descendants. In this context, the head of the family should know what […]

Transfer of property to children

6.6.2017
One the main risks faced by the first generation of business families in Slovakia and the Czech Republic is the transfer of property to their children and the next generations in a manner so as to prevent the property from causing harm to the family and its immediate social circle in the future. This may […]

Long-term management of family investments requires clearly defined rules and regular checks

14.3.2016
Finding the right moment for purchasing or selling a security is every investor’s dream. Sometimes this can be achieved. However, no one, even major investors, can have such luck every single time. The only solution is to be constantly present on the market and have investments distributed in a manner complying with your investment plans […]

Every entrepreneur should save the biggest and the best deal for last…

13.4.2015
At first glance, this may seem illogical. How can you predict whether a deal is the biggest or best or that another even bigger and better offer will come along? However, the truth is that passing your assets to the next generation is essentially the biggest business deal we carry out (because entire accumulated wealth […]

People don’t know how to stay rich

25.2.2015
Family Office services offered by RSM, the world’s number 7 in audit, are used by the richest families in all parts of the world, including the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Many of them have accumulated their wealth in the last hundred years. What do rich families need and how much wealth did they lose during […]

Interview with Rolf Mählmann, Head of Family Owned&Managed Businesses

26.1.2015
This issue of our regular Family Office Newsletter takes us to Bremen, an old Hanseatic town where the tradition of family businesses is deeply rooted.  The history of family businesses offers extensive experience with property transfers between generations and may inspire successful families in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This time, we have discussed succession […]

Do you know that 60% of family businesses have no idea what will happen when the existing head of the family decides to retire?

12.12.2014
Do you know that 60% of family businesses have no idea what will happen when the existing head of the family decides to retire? Do you know that 70% of families have failed to successfully transfer their capital from the second to the third generation? Do you know that up to 60% of affluent families […]

Family businesses 25 years after the Velvet Revolution – what next?

10.12.2014
Family businesses are the backbone of the global economy. According to recent studies, family enterprises create 70-90% of global GDP, have, on the average, 6.65% higher return on assets and in general comprise 80-98% of businesses in democratic countries. As much as 35% of the Fortune 500 companies comprise businesses classified as family (i.e. one […]

RSM CZ launches new Family Office service managed by Michal Šubín

21.10.2014
RSM CZ has recently launched a new service for private clients – the Family Office. The service will be managed by Michal Šubín, who became the manager of the RSM CZ Family Office after nine years as Private Banking Manager and a leader of the private banker team at Slovak Privatbanka.