Singapore IAM funds research on Asian business families

15 Sep 2020

Singapore’s Sino Suisse Capital has channelled S$400,000 towards studying the emerging investment strategies of Asian business families. The two-year study will be conducted by the SMU’s Business Families Institute (BFI). It will generate insights on how family businesses create, preserve and manage their wealth in Singapore and internationally, reveal the skills that investment managers and family advisors lack, and the wider needs of the external asset management industry. In addition, the Sino Suisse Fellowship will be established to support SMU faculty members’ work and research relevant to family businesses, over the next two years. SMU Professor of Finance (Practice) Annie Koh, and Academic Director of BFI, shared about the multiple vehicles which Asian business families use to manage their investments, and pointed out the need for wealth advisors to understand the intricacies of family investment, and intergenerational wealth planning and transfer as business families' needs evolve.


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