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NBC Canadian Family Index

Family‐controlled firms are a crucial pillar of the global economy, accounting for about 80% of companies worldwide. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the larger public family firms have continued to thrive despite the rise of widely‐held public corporations run by professional managers. They currently represent close to a fifth of the companies in the Fortune Global 500. Moreover, the evidence indicates that large family‐controlled businesses returns have on average outperformed widely‐held companies in many countries.

Index Methodology
Index Methodology  
Index Committee Guidelines 

NBC Family Initiative Research Reports
The NBC Family Advantage Report  (Sept. 2018)
The NBC Family Advantage Report  (Oct. 2015)

Press Releases
National Bank of Canada unveils a study on Canadian family-controlled public companies
Landmark NBC Canadian Family Index Launch

Related News
The Globe and Mail — “Family-controlled firms post higher returns, study finds”  (Oct. 2015)
La Presse — “L’Avantage familial : un rendement supérieur” [in French]  (Oct. 2015)

Index Performance - External Links
NBC Canadian Family Index — S&P Dow Jones Indices Custom Indices web page
NBC Canadian Family Index — Index Performance
NBC Canadian Family Index Total Return CAD Index