[Webinar] The Essentials of Running a Family Office
A family office is a privately held company that handles investment management and wealth management for a wealthy family, with the aim to grow and transfer wealth across generations. The 2021 implosion of Archegos Capital Management has exposed many common problems concerning family offices. In this course, the speaker would highlight not only the basics but also the Dos and Don’ts of running family office(s).
By the end of the training, participants will have a basic understanding of:
- The setting up of a family office
- Operating a family office
- The relevant regulatory requirements
- How and where to set up a family office?
- What is needed?
- Possible structures
- Licensing and taxation issues
- Transfer pricing
- How to run a family office
- What is needed?
- What are the risks?
- Governance, Compliance, Conflict and Privacy & security issues
- Focus on Hong Kong
- FSDC paper
- PWM and Succession Planning
- Common SFC requirements (licensing; discretionary power; fair treatment of clients; fair allocation of orders; reporting and etc.)
Who should attend
This course is primarily targeted at fund managers, asset managers, in-house counsel & compliance, senior management such as Responsible officers, Managers-in-Charge, directors, wealth management staff and anyone who would like to have a better understanding of a family office.
Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme
This course has already been approved as an eligible course of the Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training (“the Scheme”) under the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (“the Pilot Programme”). The Scheme aims to enhance the competency and professionalism of in-service practitioners within the asset and wealth management sector and to assist other practitioners within the financial services industry in acquiring the knowledge and skills required for entering the sector. Eligible applicants will be subsidised 80% of the course fees by the HKSAR Government upon satisfactory completion of the courses approved by Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, subject to a ceiling of HK$15,000. Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute is appointed as the implementation agent of the Pilot Programme. Regarding the details of eligible criteria and application procedures, please refer to the dedicated web-site of the Pilot Programme (https://www.wamtalent.org.hk/).
Richard advises trustees, ultra-high net worth individuals, private trust companies and family offices on the establishment, restructuring and administration of trusts, including special trusts i.e. BVI VISTA, Cayman STAR and Employee Benefit Trusts. He regularly assists in estate administration, succession planning and family governance.
Richard has acted for many of the world’s leading trust companies, financial institutions, wealthy individuals and related structures. He has experience with dealing with clients and advisors across the globe. Richard has over 20 years’ post qualification experience with the majority spent in offshore firms. Richard has lived and worked in Jersey, London, the Cayman Islands and (since 2009) Hong Kong. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and the British Virgin Islands and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He has also been admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands.
Richard is an elected Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (the only such offshore practitioner in APAC). He is also a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. Richard is a lecturer on trusts and family offices for the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.