Asia's family offices believe market volatility will dominate the coming few months, amid a fractious US presidential transition and resurging Covid-19 cases across the world.
Wealthy families are setting up secondary offices in Singapore to diversify their exposure to risks, particularly in Hong Kong, and to avoid areas being badly affected by the pandemic.
The increasing transfer of wealth between generations is could set the stage for increasing family office interest in ESG and sustainability.
The coming five years promise to see changes in leading family offices as they cater to wealth succession and a rising focus on sustainability.
The pandemic has challenged local communities to such an extent that family offices are switching their priorities in terms of impact funding.
Hong Kong's lack of stability is causing it to lose out to Singapore in the competition to manage and administer private family investments.
Wealthy individuals are increasingly shifting assets out of the city and considering moving themselves elsewhere too, amid rising sanctions and lost confidence, say financial advisers.
Volatile conditions temporarily limited a generally rising interest in private equity, but underlined a commitment to strategic asset allocation approaches, finds a new UBS report.
The enthusiasm of executives at the managers for private debt is increasing, albeit carefully, amid the pandemic due to its returns profile and shorter lock-up period versus private equity.
Capgemini’s latest report is a wake-up call for wealth managers as the heads of rich individuals are turned by big tech firms for information and value-added services.
Events like the WeWork scandal and Uber's disappointing listing have clearly flagged the risks of piling into 'new economy' assets. Family offices in Asia seem to be taking note.
Asia’s ultra-rich say the worst is not over for markets, but they are carefully looking for opportunities to spend their cash, particularly in some private assets and Asia equities.
The national security law will tarnish the territory's financial credentials, but financial firms keen to expand in China are expected to maintain their presence in Hong Kong.
Distressed fund managers with the support of asset owners are beginning to seek Asia opportunities. They could start in the equity markets, before looking to assets like property.
Asian wealth investors appear largely unfazed by the noise surrounding the official departure of the UK from the European Union and are looking to buy properties in the country.
We ask four experts whether high valuations and market uncertainties will push active investing back into investors' thoughts, or passive strategies will continue to gain traction.
In the aftermath of revelations about the co-working firm's poor governance, family office executives reflect on how private investments in disruptive companies should be made.
Hong Kong may struggle to become Asia’s private equity hub despite tax incentives thanks to the city's deep-rooted issues, suggest investment industry executives.
The local regulator is introducing new rules to discourage wealth managers from constantly shifting investor assets into new funds. But some believe the practice will continue.
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