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FAMILY


OFFICE THE FUTURE


45 The right choice when doing business in Australia


With eight offices spread across Australia’s major transaction centres and resource and energy hubs, Sparke Helmore Lawyers is well placed to help Chinese investors do business in Australia.


48 The evolving Family Office


Family Offices exist in an environment of continual improvement and transformation that is often a leading indicator for the rest of the financial services industry. Hannah Shaw Grove outlines six new and enduring trends worth watching.


50 Holding it all together


A family constitution can make sense for wealthy families, and a Family Office can be proactive in supporting this project, writes Barbara R. Hauser.


52 Delivering Dedication, Empowering Excellence, Providing Precision


There had never been an opportunity to source an Australian- designed and -manufactured valve in a complete range of API 6D. Now there is Valve Technology Australia.


53 VENTURE PHILANTHROPY, EDUCATION & VALUES


54 HK Family Office keen on positive social impact


Joe Marsh looks at how an Asian Family Office is making more concentrated direct investments in infrastructure, metals and property, and is turning to a frontier market for opportunities and to make a different sort of impact.


56 Give and take


Can you measure philanthropy deliverables? Paul Anguin, the Asia Pacific managing director of People and Planet, explores the example of education grants in China.


59 A breath of fresh air in China


Green Global Consulting is collaborating with industry and new clients in China to deliver world-firsts in energy efficient cost savings as well as green innovation.


60 Informed investors


The Bloomberg Professional service goes beyond traditional news sources, integrating actionable coverage directly into the same platform they use to manage their portfolios, carry out analysis and execute trades.


63 INVESTMENT, WEALTH & SECURITY


65 Family Office ‘huge opportunity’ in Asia-Pacific The World Wealth Report, prepared by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, suggests that with rising wealth, demand for Family Offices is growing in Asia.


66 Asia-Pacific’s wealthiest pile into direct investments A look at the 2013 survey of Asia-Pacific Family Offices.


Contents 71 Selling tea … to China


Demand for Lemon Myrtle Farms’ product will soon exceed its ability to supply the market. The company needs to plant a further one million trees at its plantation on the beautiful Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland Coast.


72 Baby-boomers and bonds


As demographic factors across Asia buoy the prospects for fixed-income investment, rumours of the death of the long bull market in bonds may be exaggerated, writes Brian Sturgess.


75 Family Offices – control, co-investing and outsourcing Asian Family Office experts answer important questions.


77 Asian families shunning hedge funds


Asian Family Offices did not make major changes to their portfolios following the 2008 crisis, but one thing they are now doing is dialling down their exposure to hedge funds.


79 Chinese Family Offices start to emerge


Fast-growing incomes are now making China increasingly important as a home to wealthy private clients.


80 Talking to your children about family wealth


Sean Cortis, partner at Chapman Eastway, explores the conundrum that while the value of a good education is widely appreciated, it always seems difficult to talk about wealth and to extend the education to the subject of family wealth itself.


86 Tomorrow’s business leaders


Professor Mark Gabbott of Macquarie University looks at some of the ways an Australian university education can enrich the new Asian generation.


89 LIFESTYLE – YOUR LIFE, YOUR STYLE


91 Go a new way China Southern Airlines is the largest carrier in Asia and the third-largest in the world.


92 Bespoke solutions you could write a book about


Paul Dagarin finds an extraordinary bespoke tailor in Sydney that redefines luxury and personalised service.


95 Property – premium advantages


House 18 makes it easy for Chinese investors to capitalise on the most exciting property opportunities in Australia.


98 Australia: your luxury destination It’s a continent and a country. There really is no place like Australia.


101 For your body and soul


Zinzan Cunningham finds that combining tranquillity of mind with luxury is key to The Byron at Byron.


107 A fine taste of culture


Culturati is a luxury concierge tourism operator with a fine point of difference.


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