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The Asia Pacific attracts global family offices

Friday, November 19, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Family offices across the globe, particularly in North America, are looking to increase investments in the Asia Pacific, said a report.

A new report by Campden Wealth and Raffles finds that family offices based in Asia are richer, more ambitious, and more positive about the future than those anywhere else.

The report pointed out that families in Asia-Pacific are leading the world at their pace of establishing and evolving family offices as their wealth rockets, the need for succession plans becomes acute and investment returns outperform North American and European family office peers.

"Asia-Pacific is becoming increasingly attractive for investments among family offices already in the region and around the globe, favoring high-yield equities," it said.

Asia-Pacific family offices have made the sophistication of their vehicles as much of a priority as developing a post-pandemic growth strategy, sustainable investing, and succession planning.

The report said rising asset prices, unprecedented stock market gains, the technology boom, record deal-making, and valuations in private markets were among the factors which boosted the fortunes of 75% of families in Asia-Pacific.

Almost one-third, at 29%, described their increase as "significant", over the past 12 months. Assets under management for the region's families almost increased as much, at 72%, with 26% going up significantly.

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