Vickers Venture raises US$230m for its largest VC fund yet

VICKERS Venture Partners has raised US$230 million for its fifth fund, more money than it has raised in four other funds since its founding in 2005.

Editor's note

Having built a successful career at Goldman Sachs, Melvyn Pun, chief executive of Yoma Strategic Holdings, faced a dilemma that many other second or third generation scions of wealth owners grapple with.
SPOTLIGHT: MELVYN PUN

Bracing for competition

Yoma Strategic Holdings CEO Melvyn Pun’s sights are on the next couple of years when he expects an influx of foreign investors in Myanmar
TRUSTED ADVISER

The family business that lasts

Communicating about key issues is crucial if the family business is to survive the test of time, says consultant Peter Leach
ASSET MANAGER

A passion for China

The emerging markets, particularly China, and gender diversity are on the mind of Eastspring Investments' Virginie Maisonneuve...

Strong investment performance lifts global wealth

STRONG investment performance buoyed the wealth of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) globally, driving a global wealth expansion of 8.2 per cent in 2016 compared to 4 per cent previously, despite a slight deceleration in the Asia-Pacific.

Asia ex-Japan financial assets rise 15%: Allianz

FINANCIAL assets in Asia ex-Japan expanded by an impressive 15 per cent, more than twice the global average growth of 7.1 per cent, a study by Allianz has found.

Robust growth in Asia ex-Japan financial assets in 2016: Allianz study

FINANCIAL assets in Asia ex-Japan expanded by an impressive 15 per cent last year, more than twice the global average growth of 7.1 per cent, a study by Allianz Global has found.

Alternative assets account for bulk of inflows to Singapore funds: MAS

SINGAPORE's fund management industry posted a respectable 7 per cent growth in assets to S$2.7 trillion in 2016, thanks in large part to improved valuations. ...

Assets in Singapore family offices close to global average

SINGAPORE'S ultra-rich families today manage their wealth with a decidedly professional tinge: more assets are being handled professionally, and over two-thirds of these families are actively planning succession...

Average assets in Singapore family offices nearly double those in Asia-Pacific

ULTRA wealthy families in Singapore have entrusted more of their assets to family offices (FOs), compared to the rest of the Asia-Pacific.
TRUSTED ADVISER

Eye on Asia

Julius Baer is determined to grow in its 'second home market', says head of private banking for South-east Asia, Torsten Linke...

Editor's note

SOCIAL entrepreneurship is often thought of as the process of founding a business venture which sets out to do good.
PHILANTHROPY

Seeing the big picture

The Milken Institute champions a problem solving approach to giving
SPOTLIGHT: BILL DRAYTON

Everyone a changemaker

Social entrepreneurship pioneer Bill Drayton's vision is to enable deep pattern changes that tackle human and environmental problems...

Wealth manager St James's Place eyes long-haul expansion in Asia

UK-BASED St James's Place Wealth Management (SJP) has set its sights on expansion in Asia beyond its traditional core market of UK expatriates. The firm recently opened a new office in Raffles Place, signalling its commitment to strengthen its presence...

Emerging markets equities a 'high conviction' call for BlackRock

EMERGING markets (EM) are the "highest conviction" equity call by Kate Moore, BlackRock Investment Institute's chief equity strategist, thanks to attractive valuations, strong macroeconomic fundamentals and earnings. ...

Robo firm Stashaway banking on asset allocation strategy as its edge

A STRONG take-up of robo advisory services may well pave the way for increased acceptance of the premise that a disciplined asset allocation is key to long-term returns.

BlackRock takes a cautious stance on equities as risks loom

BLACKROCK has turned somewhat more cautious on equities, raising its fixed-income exposure and adding to gold holdings in its global allocation fund.

Credit Suisse launches fee-based portfolio advisory service

PRIVATE banks have sought to shift to a business model where clients pay a fee for advice, but that has been an uphill climb for most players.

Asian fund investors make poor timing decisions: study

THE belief that investors are their own worst enemy underlies the study of behavioural finance. Now Morningstar has published a study on Asian investor behaviour that shows just that.

MAS proposes moves to support growth of robo advisory firms

LOW-COST, efficient portfolios for retail investors willing to take the digital or robo advisory route could soon become more widespread.
SPOTLIGHT: JOHN LIM

Dream big

ARA Asset Management chief John Lim's vision is to bring the business to the level of a global player...

Editor's note

When it comes to personal wealth, ARA Asset Management group chief executive John Lim has his head and his heart where it matters.
PHILANTHROPY

Starting point

Credit Suisse's SymAsia Foundation offers clients an end-to-end solution to fulfil their charitable goals...