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September 22, 2017

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

The newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) found while family office succession planning has increased in the past year, with nearly half of family offices (47.3%) having a succession plan, either written (33%) or verbally agreed (15%, a fifth had no plan or did not know if a plan existed.

August 15, 2017

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements in Asia.

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements with next generation leaders in Asia.

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. These are just some of cities and regions that were represented at a Pan-Asian gathering of change makers focused on impact investing in Seoul, Korea earlier this year.

July 4, 2017

Several high profile cases in past months show why wealth succession and planning in Asia can differ markedly from Europe and North America 

Several high profile cases in past months show why wealth succession and planning in Asia can differ markedly from Europe and North America. Sharon Lim reports 

January 30, 2017

Traditionally roosters like the centre of attention. In the spotlight. If the tide of excess liquidity withdraws from Asia we must hope that the rooster is appropriately attired, to expropriate Buffett’s adage.

Traditionally roosters like the centre of attention. In the spotlight. If the tide of excess liquidity withdraws from Asia we must hope that the rooster is appropriately attired, to expropriate Buffett’s adage.

January 3, 2017

Robocrooks are massing at the cyber gates but Asia-Pacific family offices are slow to build up their online immune systems

Robocrooks are massing at the cyber gates but Asia-Pacific family offices are slow to build up their online immune systems.

Complacency could be one of the biggest threats to family offices, as they deal with the ever-present, if largely hidden, danger posed by cyber-crime. Research shows the family office community is especially vulnerable to these attacks.

September 5, 2016

Family offices in Asia are still relatively new. Most of the wealth is still in the first, or possibly the second generation. The establishment of what might be described as western family office models is still nascent.

Family offices in Asia are still relatively new. Most of the wealth is still in the first, or possibly the second generation. The establishment of what might be described as western family office models is still nascent.

The preferred formula still remains that of a very trusted family retainer, a chief financial officer who has run an operating business, or a lawyer, who structures and advises the wealth that the principals. The old (or very older) generation still retain a great deal of control and make the strategic and investment decisions.

July 6, 2016

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Trusted advisers can bridge the gulf of communication between patriarchs and the next generation in Asia Pacific family businesses when creating much needed family constitutions.

Up and coming members of family businesses often struggled to be heard by traditional elders but consultants from finance, academia and law can help next-gens find their voices when challenging firmly held views.

July 1, 2016

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Ultra-high net worth individual (UHNWI) wealth traditionally drove high net worth individual (HNWI) wealth each year however, the usual boost did not materialise in 2015, according to new World Wealth Report by Capgemini.

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

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