Mondaq Asia Pacific: Wealth Management
Welcome to our second report on China's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.
The pool of investable assets in Asia is predicted to reach $U14.5trn by 2020.
Andrew Walters and Michael Betley of Trust Corporation International on the evolution of Guernsey's private wealth industry and its structures.
As a leading international finance centre, Guernsey is a popular location for doing business.
The founders of Guernsey investment company RAW Capital Partners have had leading roles in the launch of a new online investment service by fintech firm Wealthify.
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) has completed its migration from the Cayman Islands to Guernsey and its move from AIM to the premium segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Over the first part of 2016, work has focused on assessing the potential impact on the finance industry of the OECD action plans and the EU Commission's Directive, which was published in late January 2016.
"We couldn't have had a warmer welcome and it is wonderful to experience first-hand the dynamic energy in the Beijing private equity and venture capital space at the moment.
The Hong Kong office to be located at Three Pacific Place in Admiralty is Guernsey Finance's second overseas outpost, in addition to our Shanghai office which opened in 2008
It is clear that Guernsey is set to meet the challenges that CRS presents with the benefit of the island's collective knowledge, experience and wisdom.
Issues relevant to trust protectors have become a relatively hot topic offshore and entire books have, and no doubt will, be written on protectors.
Working with clients around Asia, and structuring with a variety of offshore laws, we are finding an increasing interest in using Guernsey law structures.
Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Minister, Deputy Kevin Stewart, who was also in Hong Kong for the office launch, echoed those sentiments.
A Guernsey investment funds expert who spent five years working in the Far East has welcomed the opening of Guernsey's representative office in Hong Kong.
Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Minister, Deputy Kevin Stewart, has welcomed the opening of a Guernsey Finance office in Hong Kong as an exciting new chapter in the relationship between Hong Kong and Guernsey which will create opportunities for Guernsey.
A launch event to mark the opening of Guernsey's representative office in Hong Kong attracted nearly 200 attendees.
A Chinese law student has gained a better understanding of Guernsey's offering as an international finance centre after spending a month in the island working for a local law firm.
Respected Hong Kong current affairs commentator, Michael Chugani, will moderate a panel session at a launch event to mark the opening of a Guernsey representative office in Hong Kong.
There is growing appreciation of the products and services that international finance centres such as Guernsey can provide to high-net-worth individuals, particularly as regards family office solutions.
It has been a particularly active time for Guernsey's financial services sector over the past six months.
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