Wealth Management

Essentials of Wealth Planning


This eCourse consists of three modules on wealth planning. Module 1 covers the primary aims of wealth planning and individuals' needs in different stages of the wealth planning cycle. It also covers the key areas of wealth planning and elements of a wealth plan that a private wealth manager should consider.

Module 2 covers various wealth planning products and solutions. It examines the nature, features, parties involved, the benefits and limitation of each wealth planning products and solutions.

Module 3 focuses on family businesses and their governance where it examines the concept of a family office, the meaning of family governance and how it interacts with wealth planning services for private wealth customers.


On completing this course, you should be able to:
a. Understand the key features and essentials of wealth planning (including the stages of wealth management, principles of tax planning, succession and estate planning, the case of intestacy, etc.);
b. Understand and explain the types, features, benefits and limitation of wealth planning solutions (including trust, foundation, private investment companies); and
c. Understand and describe the roles and purposes of a family office, and how family governance interacts with wealth planning structures


Module 1 - Key Features and Essentials of Wealth Planning
- Wealth Planning Stages
- Wealth Planning Process
- Wealth Planning Elements

Module 2 - Wealth Planning Solutions
- Legal vs Beneficial Ownerships
- Bank Account Management
- Trusts
- Insurance Solutions
- Private label Funds
- Foundations

Module 3 - Family Governance and Wealth Planning
- The Nature of Family Businesses
- Family Business Challenges and Family Governance
- Family Business Succession
- Private Wealth Management Opportunities
- Family Office

Final Assessment
- 12 questions with a pass mark of 80% (i.e. need to get at least 10 questions correct in order to pass the assessment)

Who should attend

It is relevant to those PWM practitioners who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in wealth management.


Relevant Subject
SFC:2.00, PWMA:2.00
All Member: HK$600
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$600
Non-Member: HK$1200