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July 4, 2017

Several high profile cases in past months show why wealth succession and planning in Asia can differ markedly from Europe and North America 

Several high profile cases in past months show why wealth succession and planning in Asia can differ markedly from Europe and North America. Sharon Lim reports 

June 28, 2017

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

The ultra-high net worth population is set to grow by more than 72,000 people over the next five years, with growth underpinned by urbanisation, female labour participation, and transformative technologies.

Threats to the ultra-wealthy include evidence of populist dissatisfaction with the elite, as well as potentially changing views on immigration, national sovereignty and deindustrialisation.

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.

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.

August 4, 2016

Heineken share prices have dropped after the Dutch family brewer reported a 4.9% slowdown in global growth over the first six months of 2016 compared to last year.

Heineken share prices have dropped after the Dutch family brewer reported a 4.9% slowdown in global growth over the first six months of 2016 compared to last year.

The world’s third largest brewery announced this week that growth in beer volume in Asia Pacific at 16%, Europe at 2.4% and the Americas at 1.6% offset a marked 5.9% drop in growth in Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

July 14, 2016

Dr Caroline Freund’s Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms looks at the rise of the newly super rich in the emerging world: who they are, how they got there, and their characteristics compared with the multi-generational wealthy in developed markets, such as America.

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

March 13, 2015

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Advisory firm Alberleen Group has developed an investment vehicle designed to meet the needs of family offices and lets private investors co-invest in the proprietary deal flow seen by the firm’s cooperative of investment banking teams.

October 10, 2014

Asia, the Middle East and Africa are currently some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Now a new report profiles what makes the regions’ high net worth business owners tick.

Founded in 1974, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics empire, already has revenues of $131.8 billion (€104.4 billion). It’s not a consumer brand, but its electrical components power iPhones, Kindles and Playstations, among other gadgets. Still in the hands of its founder, Terry Gou, the company is an example of the way private business can exploit the skyrocketing economies of developing regions.

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