Regulatory & Tax

Wealth Management Connect (WMC) to bolster investment in Greater Bay Area

March 19. 2021
Residents of Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau will be allowed to invest in a new scheme. The pilot plan, Wealth Management Connect (WMC) will allow investments across borders in the Greater Bay Area. Asia has seen a substantial rise in the number of high-net-worth individuals and first-time entrepreneurs. They have generated great wealth in a very short amount of time. Hong Kong has been battling with Singapore for prime position as a family office hub over the past couple of years. Both offer lucrative opportunities for high net worth la...

The Aftermath of Trump’s Sovereign Debt Binge

December 27. 2020
While campaigning for office in 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump promised to eliminate the nation’s debt burden within 8 years.

Singapore vs. Hong Kong: The Pros and Cons

December 17. 2020
Singapore and Hong Kong have been jockeying for the title of Asia’s preferred destination for wealthy entrepreneurs and investors.

Hong Kong’s Push to Lure Family Offices

July 24. 2020
Hong Kong’s push to attract more global investors and family offices is rapidly gaining steam. This week, the nation’s Financial Services Development Council published a report outlining ways to make the island a more attractive hub for global family offices.

Indian Investment Landscape

Indian Investment Landscape

MarketCurrents welcomed Bharat Bhise of Bravia Capital in New York as well as Nitai Utkarsh of HeroMoto Corp’s family office based out of Delhi. Sumehr Sondhi moderated this panel on The Indian Investment Landscape.

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China’s Loss Could Be India’s Gain in 2020

June 02. 2020
With a mounting global backlash, China's reputation has been dented by the ongoing health and economic crisis. Investors and business leaders must now consider whether their overexposure to a single country has jeopardized their portfolio or supply chains. Rival regional power India is attempting to position itself as a viable alternative.

Wealth Planning in Times of Coronavirus

April 16, 2020
Personal wealth, especially in times of crisis, is subject to many types of risk

And those risks are numerous:

New Tax Rules Push Wealthy Families to Lower Taxed States

Feb 18, 2020
The 2017 Republican tax law is having a noticeable impact on where wealthy individuals and family offices are based. Taxpayers who collectively generated $32 billion in 2018 moved from high-tax to lower-tax states last year, according to a Bank of America Global Research analysis of income migration data. This interstate wealth migration is multiple times larger than any at any other time in the past 13 years.