In Conversations with Mercer

Wealth Management in Asia: Issues and Insights

At Mercer, we believe that keeping abreast of the latest market trends and industry issues is vital to business success. In our latest Conversation series, Mercer invites leading practitioners in Asia to share their insights on subjects and trends that are important to the wealth management industry.

INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH TRANSFER

Campden Wealth research shows Philanthropy is an increasingly important function for family offices in Asia-Pacific, with one-third of family offices having endowments of at least $15 million and 10 percent having over $50 million.

In our first Conversation in our series, Danny Howell, Managing Director of Wealth Management of CreditEase, a Chinese company, talks about intergenerational wealth transfer, how families are getting involved in philanthropy and how his Mainland clients look at overseas investing.

THE INVESTMENT SELECTION PROCESS

According to Global Wealth 2015: Winning the Growth Game, Asia Pacific (ex Japan) will control more than one-third of the world’s private financial wealth by 2019, representing $75.1 trillion, a CAGR of 9.7 percent based on the $47.3 trillion currently held.

In our second Conversation, Coutts Executive, Director Aman Dhingra, based in Singapore, talks to us about the fund selection process the private bank uses for clients.

CHANGING CLIENT INVESTMENT BEHAVIORS AND NEEDS

The Middle Class to Affluent segment is defined as having between US$100,000 and $1 million in wealth (i.e. financial and non-financial assets minus debts) and is currently thought to include around 344 million people, or 7.5% of the number of adults worldwide.

In the third of the Conversation series, Judy Hsu, Group Head, Wealth Management at Standard Chartered Bank talks about the evolving investment needs and behaviors of Asian wealth management clients and how Standard Chartered supports this.

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Liquid Alternatives — A Hedge Fund Innovation Or A Fad?

Optimizing Fund and Manager Selection

New Family Planning: Inter-Generational Wealth Transfer

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