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Upcoming Events

Check out BFI events

BFI Case Jam

Join us at the event on 19-20 August 2022.

BFI@SMU Family Entrepreneurship Programme

Join us at the event on 12-14 October 2022 and 3-4 November 2022


Having the last laugh with garbage

03 Oct 2022

The Business Family Insights column profiles business families and how they approach issues of governance and stewardship. They support the SMU Business Families Institute's mission to encourage…

Empowering next-generation family leaders

25 Aug 2022

The Business Families Institute (BFI), created in 2012 at SMU, helps families build sustainable and impactful enterprises across generations and strengthen the ecosystem of business families by…

Rise in family offices drives need for upskilling of wealth managers

13 Jul 2022

According to Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the number of single-family offices (SFOs) has jumped to 700 by end of 2021, driving demand for professional asset management. "Higher levels of…