26 January 2023

Wealth Management, fuelled by a youthful APAC workforce

Wealth management and asset management are already prevalent in the lifestyles of many people in the APAC region. This is set to increase dramatically as a rising youthful workforce offers an attractive hedge against an ageing population. The region is home to more than 600 million youths aged between 15 and 24. The potential is enormous in relation to wealth management and asset management. So, what does the future hold?

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19 January 2023

The growing economic power of the APAC region

The growing economic and financial power of the APAC region is expected to come to the fore over the next couple of decades. This will have enormous implications for investment markets with growth in domestic demand and supply as well as investment by overseas companies. Back in the 1980s, led by Japan, the Far East was one of the strongest economies in the world. Unfortunately, the demise of Japan reduced this power, but history is about to come full circle!

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11 January 2023

Do investors underestimate the role of global custodians?

Hong Kong and China's role and presence within the global investment scene have grown significantly in recent years. Many people expect more of the same - a significant increase in trading volumes, IPOs and new listings - which will take Hong Kong to a different level. While much has been made of recent meetings with Middle East representatives and potential investors, do investors need to pay more attention to the role of global custodians?

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04 January 2023

RCEP trade arrangement could revolutionise APAC region

While the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may attract little media coverage outside the Far East, this trade arrangement could be a game changer. The partnership has been in the offing for some time, although it was only officially launched in January 2022. So who is part of the RCEP, and what are the long-term benefits?

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28 December 2022

Family office report reveals investment trends for 2023

A joint report published by Raffles Family Office and Campden Wealth has cast a fascinating light on the thoughts of family offices going forward. The report is based on a survey of 382 family offices worldwide, with 20% situated in the Asia-Pacific region. Focusing on the 76 Asia-Pacific-based family offices that responded to the survey, some interesting trends are emerging.

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22 December 2022

Are global regulations holding back Asian businesses?

Over the last few months, there have been calls to spin off the HSBC Asian operation into a separate entity. In the background, we have also seen several Far East technology companies repatriating their listings to Hong Kong. This then prompts the question, are global regulations holding back the progress of Asian-based businesses?

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