#Market Strategy — 20.05.2019

Single Family Office Forum, Hong Kong 2019

A Learning & Networking Journey for Professionals Supporting Asian Families

BNP Paribas Wealth Management Asia held its second Single Family Office Forum in Hong Kong on 8 May, the third Asian edition since inauguration in 2017.

The Forum gathered around 40 professionals supporting Asian families for a day of learning and peer-to-peer networking.

The programme was designed for leaders of single family offices, to provide them with new investment ideas and market insights to help them support their principals.

Wealth Management Asia Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Vrielinck, opened the Forum, describing it as one of the most powerful networking events in BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s calendar and an important gathering in the Asia family office space.

Prashant Bhayani, Chief Investment Officer Asia and Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor Hong Kong were joined by leading asset management investment experts in a CIO panel. They discussed the outlook for global stocks, asset allocation strategies and investment risks following the strong market rally of the first quarter.

SIngle Family Office Investments panel

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Going beyond markets and asset allocation, next generation business leader, Vanessa Cheung, of Hong Kong conglomerate Nan Fung Group, gave a candid account of her personal journey in turning passion into purpose.

The Mills, a business and community project developed from an old family business textiles factory, represents an example of a local Hong Kong initiative with both a commercial and social agenda.

Vanessa Cheung Nan Fung Group

From Passion to purpose: Vanessa Cheung, of Hong Kong conglomerate Nan Fung Group

Media platform The Asset moderated a panel on impact investing, featuring a portfolio manager, a social entrepreneur, a sustainability lead from Swire Group and a leading NGO to discuss a growing appetite in Asia to incorporate ESG factors into family office portfolios.

Impact Investing Roundtable

Impact Investing Roundtable with The Asset

Delegates did deep dives into hot-button investment themes through a series of rotating workshops covering European real estate, FinTech, private market deal opportunities, MedTech, family wealth structuring and European private debt.

The penultimate session of the day examined opportunities arising from UK residential property by experts from BNP Paribas Real Estate.

UK & Greater London Real Estate Opportunities

UK & Greater London Real Estate Opportunities

As a prelude to the Forum, the Hong Kong Key Client Group (KCG) team organised an exclusive cruise on board a luxury yacht, the Monte Carlo Yachts 86, to take our delegates to a private members’ club for jazz and cocktails hosted by Remi Frank, Global Head of Key Client Group and Anton Wong, Head of Key Client Group, Asia.