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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.

July 11, 2016

Share prices at Japanese video game maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, have surged 36% since the release of a Pokémon-themed smartphone game last week.

Share prices at Japanese video game maker Nintendo, owned by the sixth generation of the Yamauchi family, have surged 36% since the release of a Pokémon-themed smartphone game last week.

The unexpected success of Pokémon GO, Nintendo’s second smartphone title, in which users hunt virtual ‘pocket monsters’ in real-world locations, has added nearly $7.5 billion worth of market value to the Kyoto-based firm.

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.

May 5, 2016

The billionaire Taiwanese founder of autoparts producer Minth is stepping down as chairman just weeks after the company’s stock plunged over regulatory concerns.

The billionaire Taiwanese founder of autoparts producer Minth is stepping down as chairman just weeks after the company’s stock plunged over regulatory concerns.

As Chin Jong Hwa, 57, relinquishes his role as head of the board, his daughter Chin Chien Ya, 27, is being appointed an executive director of the Chinese-based company.

August 21, 2015

China’s growing high-net-worth population is taking an increasing interest in the non-investment services family offices provide, according to experts from Asia Pacific, such as estate and tax planning, as well as education.

China’s growing high-net-worth population is taking an increasing interest in the non-investment services family offices provide, according to experts from Asia Pacific, such as estate and tax planning, as well as education.

According to the RBC World Wealth Report 2015, China’s population of high net worth individuals (HNW individuals) grew 18% in the last year, and now sits at 758,000. The total wealth of this group grew 20.5% to $3.8 trillion.

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