Single Family Office Forum – Singapore Edition 2019
Building on the success of Hong Kong edition in May, the BNP Paribas Wealth Management Single Family Office Forum took place in Singapore on 18 October.
The Forum convened over 60 Southeast Asia based professionals supporting Asian families for a day of learning and peer-to-peer networking. Participants discussed a wide range of topics covering investments, business and green financing.
Global Head of Key Client Group, Remi Frank, opened the Forum and welcomed delegates to a full day of passionate presentations and conversations on hot-button themes ranging from tech in China and real estate in Europe to private credit.
Dr Richard-Weidong Ji, Co-Founder and CIO of All Stars Investment, addressed the audience in a presentation titled ‘Whither China’s new economy champions’. Highlighting that innovation would fuel economic growth going forward, he encouraged investors to focus on the tech champions in the context of China. The investment selection process of his team was akin to that of selecting an ‘All Stars’ basketball team, he said.
Dr Richard-Weidong Ji, Co-Founder and CIO of All Stars Investment
Garth Bregman, Head of Investment Services, Asia Pacific moderated a strategist panel with Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong and leading asset management experts from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and PIMCO. The panel assessed expected trends for the global economy and markets as well as high conviction ideas and associated risks.
Garth Bregman, Head of Investment Services, Asia with Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Freida Tay, Head of Pimco Singapore & Jasslyn Tay, Asian Strategist, JPM Asset Management
Robert Rackind, Partner and Head of Real Estate at EQT Partners and Kanchan Jain, Head of India Credit for Baring Private Equity Asia, examined ways to find value in European real estate investments and the state of Asia’s private credit markets respectively.
A series of rotating workshops covering value-add investing and green financing enabled delegates to gain in-depth knowledge into the opportunities presented by these trends.