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 second of a 3-part webinar series will provide a deep-dive into the global digitalisation trends, and the strategies and key success factors for the digital transformation of family offices in Hong Kong.
Ben Kwan, Partner and Digital Leader, Strategy & Transactions, Greater China, EY
Harrison Ho, Vice-Chairman, HKGCC Financial and Treasury Services Committee
Helene Li, CEO & Co-Founder, GoImpact Capital Partners
Eric Poon, Senior Executive Vice Chairman, Association of Family Offices in Asia
Patricia Woo, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
* Eric Poon replaces Eva Law due to the latter's scheduling conflict
The final webinar in this series will be on:
• 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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