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Manulife Asset Management Singapore launches Asian bond fund

By: Gary Robinson | 03 Mar 2017

Manulife Asset Management Singapore has launched the Manulife SGD Income Fund, which aims to deliver income and returns in Singapore Dollars from Asian fixed income investment opportunities. The fund aims…

Singapore Conference: The future of private banking

By: Justin Harper | 28 Feb 2017

Offshore Investment’s Singapore Conference, which took place 8-9 February, highlighted how the industry is awaiting its ‘Uber moment’ in wealth management. Family offices, UK property and the future of private…

Family Office Trio –The Greater China Landscape

By: Patricia Woo, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs, Hong Kong | 24 Feb 2017

Patricia Woo offers a comparative overview of standalone single family offices in the region

Singapore conference featured the future of private banking

By: Justin Harper, Singapore-based Business Writer And Financial Journalist | 24 Feb 2017

Justin Harper reports from the 5th Offshore Investment Conference Singapore 2017, which took place on 8th and 9th February.

Offshore assets: Trusts and Companies

By: Sharon Ser, Partner, Withers LLP, Hong Kong | 10 Jan 2017

Holding wealth offshore is, and always has been, an effective tax planning tool. Sharon Ser provides an insight into how courts deal with asset division when families decide to go their separate ways.

The future of Vanuatu as an OFC

By: Roy Macdonald, T.E.P, Int.Dip(Comp), Vanuatu | 10 Dec 2016

Recent amendments to laws have helped Vanuatu continue its establishment as the regional centre for, amongst others, Captive Insurance, Offshore banking and Second Citizenship programmes. Roy MacDonald provides an overview of the work in progress.

Of a family feud, Indonesian tax, the Singapore Courts and an offshore trust

By: Bernard Chung, Managing Director, Clearwater Law Corporation, Singapore | 10 Dec 2016

In context of the recent Indonesian government tax amnesty offer, Bernard Chung analyses the Singapore Courts response in dealing with an alleged breach of trust in relation to family wealth protection.

Singapore as a trust jurisdiction

By: Shantini Ramachandra, Tax Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Singapore | 10 Dec 2016

Singapore is well positioned to be the premier wealth management
hub in Asia. Shantini Ramachandra explores the benefits and opportunities
Singapore can offer high-net-worth individuals in comparison to other more
traditional finance centres.

Maritime Silk Road – the impact of China in world shipping

By: George C. Economou, G. C. Economou And Associates, Athens, Greece | 04 Nov 2016

Since the 1990s the number of ships constructed in China has been increasing and in 2014, ships for export accounted for 85% of finished ships and 93% of newly ordered ships. George C. Economou looks at how China’s new Silk Road strategy aims to turn China into a principal economic and diplomatic force in world affairs.

Republic of the Marshall Islands: The Leading Flag of Choice 2

By: Laura Sherman, Director, International Registries Inc., Virginia, USA | 04 Nov 2016

The RMI Maritime Registry is the third largest in the world. Laura Sherman looks at how that status has been achieved.

Cross-jurisdictional issues affecting trusts and estates 2

By: Richard Norridge, Partner And Head Of Private Wealth - Asia, And Joanna Caen, Senior Consultant And Head Of Private Wealth - China, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong | 08 Jun 2016

In this age of considerable migration, Richard Norridge and Joanna Caen suggest that cross-jurisdictional issues affecting trusts and estates will occur with increasing frequency.  They discuss these issues with reference to recent decisions in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions.

The Mauritius-India Double Taxation Agreement, still the best 2

By: Dr Ludovic C. Verbist, Managing Director, AAMIL Group, Mauritius | 08 Jun 2016

Dr Ludovic C. Verbist looks at the changes which have taken place in Mauritius over the past 20 to 30 years and considers why the Mauritius-India Double Taxation Agreement is still the best.

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