Commenting on the changes to the Economic Development Board's Global Investor Programme, SMU Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) and Senior Advisor to the SMU Business Families Institute Annie Koh is confident that the trend of these changes “will add to our investment professionals getting better jobs”. The surrounding professional services firms with their staff will get a piece of the action as well, she added. “Legal and tax advisers, estate planning and professional services advisers, even our private banking professionals and EAMs – external or independent asset managers” will benefit. Others who could also benefit include research analysts, traders and even university interns who could find opportunities, added Prof Koh. She said these family offices will need to engage funds management and other support staff.