A senior executive from the government team outlines key markets where it expects to intensify efforts to woo wealthy families to set up offices in Hong Kong. Competition, however, will be fierce.
Speculative fever in the crypto space has cooled but not disappeared as wealthy families seek value in more ‘grown-up’ uses of digital asset technology. Part two of a two-part report.
The busts rocking the digital asset industry have given family offices more, not less, impetus to enter the space. This is part one of a two-part report.
Private equity, digital assets and ESG are the focus for wealthy families while inflation is top threat, new study finds.
Family office investors in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore are wading deeper into digital assets, but Australian pension funds remain focused on blockchain tech more broadly.
AsianInvestor launches its new weekly column titled 'This week in asset owner history', which looks back at past events and how they have unfolded today.
Asset owners, private and retail investors are still reeling from the volatile domino effects of the deeply interconnected crypto industry which saw $1.3 trillion of its total market cap wiped out this year.
Anil Wadhwani has joined Prudential as group CEO from Manulife Asia; GIC’s private equity investment looks beyond definitive ESG; Family offices show strong interest in alternative investments; Southeast Asia: the next hotbed for digital infrastructure investing; New private pension scheme could open up Chinese assets to foreign insurers; and more.
Driven by market volatility and the search for higher yields, family offices are raising allocation to alternative assets.
For a China looking to internationalise its currency, the Russian banking crisis could make it a force to reckon with; Family offices remain drawn to the city’s tax incentives, political and currency stability, clear regulatory framework and good schools for their children; Indonesia’s new wealth fund is talking to more than 100 investors; AIA set to boost exposure to Asian infrastructure 'as much as possible'; and more.
Although fictional, the key themes depicted in HBO’s Succession can lead to very real problems for thriving family office investors who fail to adopt robust contingency structures.
The year 2021 was a big one for cryptocurrency, filled with new milestones and historical developments, but major asset owners are still keeping the emerging asset class at arm’s length.