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Family business, once synonymous with mom and pop stores, has over the decades witnessed rapid growth and has become associated with major multi-million-valued names and labels across the globe. Equally significant is the evolution of Family Offices - curators of wealth for ultra-high net worth families - which have branched into a range of professional financial services encompassing such activities as private investments to charitable giving. Such developments, accompanied by an increase of high-net worth individuals from 3.3 million in 2010 to 6.1 million in 2018 in Asia Pacific alone, have given rise to a private finance boom.

What does all of this mean for Hong Kong? The Pearl of the Orient has been running its engines at full throttle in recent years to win the race of becoming the world's second largest cross-border private wealth management hub and is now Asia's second largest market for private equity. A full-scale arrival of Family Offices on its shores would undoubtedly spruce up the city's financial scene and further bolster its standing as an international financial centre.

Our distinguished line-up of speakers in the first of a 3-part webinar series will explore the prospects of the development of family offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as the changing role, structure and function of Family Offices and their growth and expansion in Hong Kong and the Mainland.


Keynote Speech
Edmond Lau, Senior Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Panel Discussion

Agnes Chan, Chairman, HKGCC Financial and Treasury Services Committee

Anthony Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Isola Capital
Roger King, Senior Advisor and Founding Director, Tanoto Centre for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST
Dixon Wong, Head, Financial Services, Invest Hong Kong

Upcoming webinars in this series include:
Part 2: Digital Transformation: This webinar will explore how Family Offices can harness the opportunities of the digital age to innovate and diversify their services. To sign up, please click here.

Part 3: Responsible Investing: This webinar will explore how Family Offices can lead the way in investing responsibly based on the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria.To sign up, please click here.

Please refer to the following details on the virtual seminar:

- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email 2 days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
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Speaker(s) Agnes Chan, Hong Kong and Macau Managing Partner, EY
Ms Chan oversees all aspects of business operations of EY in Hong Kong and Macau. With more than three decades of experience in providing tax and business advisory services to a broad range of local and multinational corporations and organizations, Ms Chan's clientele is spread across industries. Ms Chan advises C-suite executives on their growth and innovation strategies, helping them optimize portfolios, identify and assess new market growth opportunities, and reimagine future business models.

As a prominent business leader, Ms Chan is a keen advocate of Hong Kong as an international financial center. She has helped clients with their cross-border business and investment, supporting them in exploring new markets and refining their operations in the region.

Ms Chan also actively participates in public service through a variety of roles, including as a member of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Advisory Panel on BEPS 2.0, a member of the Inland Revenue Department's Users' Committee, and a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's General Committee.

Anthony Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Isola Capital
Mr Chan has extensive experience across the Asia Pacific region in corporate finance, private equity and venture capital. Mr Chan enjoyed a career in investment banking with Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Lehman Brothers Asia before transitioning to private equity and principal investments. He has broad investment expertise across consumer, education, food safety, industrial, and technology sectors.

Mr Chan attained a Bachelors of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from The University of Sydney and Bachelors of Laws (Honours) from The University of Sydney Law School. He is also a graduate of The College of Law (Sydney) and was admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW. Mr Chan is a graduate from the Financial Engineering Program of Stanford University and attended the Stanford Executive Institute. He is a Responsible Officer for Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) activities licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Roger King, Senior Advisor and Founding Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof King is the Senior Advisor and Founding Director of Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, Senior Advisor and Founding Director of Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, Adjunct Professor of Finance, and Honorary Court Member at HKUST; Board Member of Governors of TAU; Academic Council Member of SKOLKOVO; Member of International Advisory Council of NYC Family Enterprise Center; Member of the EY Family Business Advisory Council; Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Prof King previously served at various leading positions such as Non-executive Director of Orient Overseas International Limited and COO of Orient Overseas Holdings; President and CEO of Sa Sa International Holdings; Chairman of Pacific Coffee.

Edmond Lau, Senior Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Lau is responsible for external affairs, financial infrastructure and research. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hong Kong. Mr Lau joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1986. He joined the HKMA in 1997 as Division Head (Banking Development) and had been involved in banking reform and the establishment of the Deposit Protection Scheme. He also served as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive of the HKMA in 2004 after a one-year secondment to the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Mr Lau was promoted as Executive Director (Strategy and Risk) in 2005. He assumed the post of Executive Director (Monetary Management) from 2007 to 2013 when he resigned from the HKMA to pursue further study and, thereafter, take up a leadership role in an NGO. Mr Lau joined HKMC Annuity Limited as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

Dixon Wong, Head, Financial Services, Invest Hong Kong
Mr Wong was appointed as the Head of Financial Services at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in March 2019. InvestHK is the government department responsible for investment promotion, i.e. helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong.

Before joining InvestHK, Mr Wong held various senior positions in a number of different departments in an international bank for more than 20 years. Before that, he worked in the assurance and advisory department of a big four international accounting firm.

Mr Wong has obtained a LLB (Hons) degree and a MBA degree from the United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Accountant (CA, Aust & NZ), Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA, Hong Kong) and Fellow Chartered Secretary (FCIS, UK; FCS, Hong Kong). Mr. Wong is also a member of HKTDC Financial Services Advisory Committee and Steering Committee of Asian Financial Forum.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/09/21 10:30 to 12:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
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