The patriarch of Playmobil recently died, and left the entire business to a foundation. This model could be a way to get the best of family businesses and avoid the worst. 

The Wallenberg family ring the changes at Investor, the Koch brothers raise a billion for the 2016 elections, and a fish tycoon moves into English football. 

Peter Wallenberg, who died this week, will be remembered as the man who saved the family investment vehicle Investor AB, despite early doubts about his skills.