As the region's family offices and private wealth investors increasingly channel funds into alternative assets, the markets are adapting to accommodate their preferences which in turn fuels further investment activity.
Traditional asset allocation patterns, heavily tilted towards assets such as property, could change as wealth transfers to the next generation of wealthy Thai families, says a top investment executive at a single family office.
Some regional single-family offices are switching to a multi-family office model, as they look to consolidate and operate cost efficiently, but regulatory challenges remain.
An array of investors from the Middle East are looking at expanding investments in Asia, inspired by the activities of Middle-East sovereign wealth funds and state-owned investors.
A Dubai-based senior executive who leads an outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) business says it's time to hold large amounts of cash as the global economy is not out of the woods yet.
Chinese family offices in Singapore look at neighbouring countries for opportunities and show a clear preference for public over private markets.
KMXK Investment cites short-term macro risks as drivers of cautious stance as it remains bullish on region in the long run.
Engaging in the green transition means doing good while making money, the family office’s chief executive tells AsianInvestor.
Wealthy mainland Chinese are choosing Singapore as a safe haven to park their wealth and to build a home away from home.
Some family offices are moving towards conservative asset allocations as concerns about markets grow and a risk-off impulse takes hold.
The Monetary Authority’s proposed anti-money laundering framework for single-family offices has been interpreted as ambiguous in some respects, and too prescriptive in others.
Proposed anti-money laundering rules are part of a broader drive to lift standards in the city-state’s burgeoning single-family office industry.