Tilney and Smith & Williamson to merge in GBP625m deal – Wealth Adviser

Smith & Williamson and Tilney are to merge their respective businesses to create a new combined company which will operate as Tilney Smith & Williamson.The combination of Tilney and Smith & Williamson brings together two of the UK’s longest established and wealth management and professional services businesses, founded in 1836 and 1881, respectively. Smith & Williamson …

The Swiss textile industry's unsavoury past – SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Senior executives of Swiss cotton importer Volkart enjoyed a colonial lifestyle in Bombay. (Winterthur City Archives) A Zurich exhibition looks at how the slave trade, colonial exploitation and religious conversion all led to the establishment of Switzerland’s textile industry and boosted its wealth.  In the 17th century, “Indians were the only ones who knew how to make printed cotton fabrics,” says Pascal …

Jacqueline Woodson Transformed Children’s Literature. Now She’s Writing for Herself. – The New York Times

When Jacqueline Woodson’s mother died, late in the summer of 2009, the writer and her siblings had to sort out what to do with the Brooklyn building where they spent much of their childhoods. Their mother bought a three-story townhouse in the Bushwick neighborhood decades earlier, for only $30,000, and by the time she died, …

The family office – how it works and why it is becoming more common – What Investment

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ax7guxqbycPtZKx2l4tIjmaVrA5NB9F–zWFY-pRUOyXKdvf8-z1kcpyBBaJQ_4eBVnm_gEOZvCPVBXWwsVK0H86vRWKFuXe-SfFmGS4aiWGQnlnkiyyiw=-w150-h150-c Perhaps the most important part of the wealth management industry that most retail investors remain unaware of is the world of family offices. While they might not carry the prestige of the more established private banks, many wield immense clout on account of the huge value of the assets they administer. For instance, George …