Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai
Sep 24 – 28. 2018
Vineet Rai set up what is widely considered to be India’s first social impact investment fund in 2001. What started as a micro-fund management company with approximately $60,000 has grown to nearly $300 million. Rai’s experience working in the dense forests of Odisha and leading the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network helped him understand the need for capital in underdeveloped rural sectors. The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group now manages investments in social enterprises leading rural microfinance, sanitation, education, energy and agricultural development.
Trade Wars and Asian Wealth: Q&A with Golden Horse Fund Management
Sep 17 – 21. 2018
When U.S. President Donald Trump fired the first shot of tariffs to launch his trade war, the Singapore Business Review estimated that Singapore would be one of the first casualties with an estimated loss of $22 billion. A Bank of Singapore report warns about a possible recession with extended periods of distressed returns on risk assets. Meanwhile, 88% of respondents to a recent Monetary Authority of Singapore survey said they were worried about the direct impact of the U.S.-China trade war.
Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing
Impact investing is on the rise among family offices in India. According to private equity data firm Preqin, Asia-based family office investments were dominated by healthcare, education and clean technology deals in 2017. These impact investments have had great succe...READ MORE
The Future of Asian Family Offices
Aug 27 - 31. 2018
Asia has been an engine of wealth creation over the last few decades and the number of family offices in the region looks set to grow as that wealth matures. Between 2010 and 2020, the wealth held by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Asia will grow by 160% to reach a collective $14.5 trillion, according to Julius Baer. Last year, Asia added a new billionaire every second day, 117 in total, and 75% were either Indian or Chinese.
Singapore’s Global Investor Program Attracts Wealthy Migrants
Dominic Volek Managing Partner at Henley & Partners Singapore Singapore is one of the most preferred destinations for millionaires and multi-millionaire migrants from China, India and Indonesia, according to New World Wealth’s Global Wealth...READ MORE
Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth
A combination of economic growth, young demographics, mobile internet penetration and foreign-educated talent is helping Vietnam’s technology startup scene flourish. The country is home to 3,000 startups, usually located in Ho Chi Minh City, according to statist...READ MORE
Asian Wealth Continues to Power Global Real Estate
Asian investors dominated global real estate last year and are very likely to do so this year as well, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield. The Global Investment Atlas 2018 study found that property investments reached an all-time high of $1.62 trillion...READ MORE
Asia’s Wealthy Families Keep Wealth Close to Home
Asia’s wealthiest families seem to be keeping their wealth closer to home. As capital becomes more mobile and Asia’s wealth expands to historic levels, offshore jurisdictions in the region have cornered the market for wealth management, efficient taxation a...READ MORE
Succession Case Study: Dalian Wanda Group
Wang Jianlin Founder - Dalian Wanda Group The struggles of China’s richest entrepreneur offer a case study in succession planning for wealthy families and family-run businesses across the world. Billionaire Wang Jianlin, the founder of China...READ MORE
Impact Investing Gaining Traction in Asia
July 16 - 20. 2018
Impact investing is gaining traction among the wealthy in Asia. Impact investments in the region have grown by a compounded annual rate of 28% in the last five years and now make up 14.4% of the global total, according to the Global Impact Investments Network (GIIN).