Insights

Wealth Management

Based on the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s 2018 Singapore Asset Management Survey – The Gateway to Asset Management Opportunities in Asia, Singapore’s asset management industry registered a relatively healthy expansion of 5.4% to S$3.4 trillion, or US$2.5 trillion. Singapore continues to serve as the Global-Asia gateway for asset managers and investors to tap the region’s growth opportunities, with 75% of assets under management (AUM) sourced from outside of Singapore in 2018. 67% of total AUM was invested in the Asia Pacific, of which more than a third were investments into ASEAN countries.

Against this backdrop, the Business Families Institute @Singapore Management University (BFI@SMU), is pleased to launch the Wealth Management Insight Series, to support business families, family offices and the larger the wealth management industry in (1) gathering insights into family businesses’ wealth creation, preservation and management both in Singapore and internationally; (2) identifying the needs of the external asset management (EAM) industry, and (3) uncovering the skills gaps of investment managers and family advisers in serving family business firms and family offices.