Is Hong Kong Asia's Next Trust Centre?

Historically, setting up private trusts offshore has been a preferred vehicle for Asia’s wealthy families and individuals to manage their assets as they crave the discreetness and protection that offshore trust laws offer in times of war or major li


Singapore aims to become non-profit hub

Singapore has long courted international banks and companies in its drive to become a financial hub but it is also wooing a very different sector: non-profit groups including campaign charities.


Major product changes ahead for planners

Product providers are reassessing their offerings to the independent adviser market, according to ANZ Wealth, with new strategies under development to address massive issues.


Australia’s Richest Query Private Equity Morals

It’s rare that questions of honor are raised in the buyout industry. But according to Tom Murphy, who manages investments for as many as 40 of Australia’s richest families, it’s time they were.


There's more to gold than meets the eye

What this means is that investors - whether retail traders, gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), or private banking clients - will soon be able to trade and store their gold in Singapore free of GST.


Asian Banks Go Bargain Hunting

Roughly $96 billion in assets ranging from entire businesses to portfolios of loans, have been put up for sale, a banker who has been pitched the deals in Asia said.


Singapore investors bullish on Asia

Affluent Singaporean investors remain bullish on Asia, but see more potential in regions like the Middle East and Africa (MEA), as well as North and Latin America, in the longer term, according to a survey by Standard Chartered Bank and Scorpio Partnershi


Coutts Appoints Asia Chairman‎

He will act as a senior ambassador for Coutts in the region, working closely with senior management on the strategic development of the business.


Credit Suisse to Hire for Wealth Management

Osama Abbasi, Asia Pacific chief executive officer at Credit Suisse Group AG, talks about the company's business strategy for the region and the Asian investment conference that the bank is hosting this week in Hong Kong.