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July 6, 2017

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Countries with a legacy of wealth, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, saw family foundations take a more prominent role in strategic philanthropy, according to The Social Investment Landscape in Asia by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

July 4, 2017

The world’s financial centre of gravity is shifting to Asia and Asian family businesses are a major factor. But the family office concept is in its infancy compared to Europe and North America and western wealth managers struggle to forge enduring business relationships. Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand, partner at WithersWorldwide, says it all starts with chopsticks.

The world’s financial centre of gravity is shifting to Asia and Asian family businesses are a major factor. But the family office concept is in its infancy compared to Europe and North America and western wealth managers struggle to forge enduring business relationships. Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand, partner at WithersWorldwide, says it all starts with chopsticks.

May 5, 2017

Campden Wealth looks forward to hosting the latest Asia Pacific Family Investment Conference in Singapore on 17-18 May. Nick Hayward, regional director of Asia Pacific at Campden Wealth, explains how the eighth annual event will address the common challenges confronting Asian families.

February 27, 2017

Asia is home to a third of the world’s ultra-high net worth people and as a market can make or break a multinational’s bottom line yet family businesses are playing catch up to the west in formalising their family offices.

Asia is home to a third of the world’s ultra-high net worth people and as a market can make or break a multinational’s bottom line yet family businesses are playing catch up to the west in formalising their family offices.

November 3, 2016

An independent wealth advisory based in London and Hong Kong is seeing a sharp increase in demand for strategic management of family assets and both philanthropy and succession planning from Asia.

An independent wealth advisory based in London and Hong Kong is seeing a sharp increase in demand for strategic management of family assets and both philanthropy and succession planning from Asia.

September 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific continues to be the global leader in ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population growth despite flatlining growth worldwide and China’s economic slowdown.

Asia-Pacific continues to be the global leader in ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population growth despite flatlining growth worldwide and China’s economic slowdown.

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 27, 2016

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, has reported its worst first quarter loss in five years as it struggles with weak demand and a strong yen.

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, has reported its worst first quarter loss in five years as it struggles with weak demand and a stronger yen.

Despite the success of its smartphone game Pokémon Go, which is reportedly making about $1.6 million per day, Nintendo saw revenues fall by 31% to ¥62 billion ($586 million) in the three months to the end of June.

July 12, 2016

The largest publicly-listed Chinese fast food restaurant group in the world is mourning the death of its founder and first president.

The largest publicly-listed Chinese fast food restaurant group in the world is mourning the death of its founder and first president.

Cafe de Coral Group announced Victor Lo Tang-seong died peacefully on 30 June, surrounded by his family. He was 101-years-old.

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