Wealth Management Research

Based on the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s 2020 Singapore Asset Management Survey: Singapore – The Asset Management and Sustainability Centre in Asia Pacific, Singapore’s AUM grew in tandem with the global trend, rising by 17% in 2020 to reach S$4.7 trillion or US$3.5 trillion. Singapore continues to serve as the Global-Asia Pacific gateway for asset managers and investors. Managers across the traditional and alternative sectors, as well as leading global public owners, continued to anchor their investment teams in Singapore to tap the region’s growth opportunities and to domicile their investment funds in Singapore using the new Variable Capital Company (“VCC”) framework.

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.