Agenda

Day 1 : 31 August, 2018

Investing in the global, regional and local markets is never plain sailing as the landscape is evolving, disrupted, risky, complex and often confusing. Neither is driving the future of the global, Asia and Singapore economy. Success is dependent on the cooperation between governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses and investors. The Global Assets and Wealth Forum illuminates the way by gathering CEOs, policy makers, fund managers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, technologists, accredited investors and high net worth individuals and families from the Platinum Circle Community and invited guests over 2 days. Together we will address the opportunities and challenges, and find tangible ways to collaborate, cooperate and build assets and wealth. The Global Assets and Wealth Forum also cuts through the fluff and presents succinct information drawn from the Platinum Circle Community worldwide. Led by Co-Chairs from diverse industries, sectors, markets and asset classes, you will gain rare insights into global economic movements, Asia outlook, specific market opportunities, asset management, performing funds, fast growing companies and investment deals. In this way you can make informed decisions, balance risks and returns, and grow your assets and wealth.

Agenda

08.30 - 09.30 African Market Spotlight Breakfast

Advancements in emerging technologies such as battery and electric/hybrid automotive are driving increasing demand for resources from Africa. According to S&P Global forecast 2030 vs. 2016, the demand is expected to reach an additional 18% for copper, 56% for nickel and 314,000 tonnes of cobalt. In addition to the rise of specialist funds providing financing and investment opportunities to resource companies, the buoyant commodity prices have also triggered increased investor confidence, significant deal appetite, interest in private-public-partnerships, demand for quality assets and economic growth in many African markets. However political instability, lack of infrastructure, immature capital markets and bankability of investment projects remains major stumbling blocks. How can these challenges be overcome? Why does Africa remain ripe for investment? Where are the real returns in Africa? How can Africa fit within an investment portfolio?

09.30 - 10.30 Global Economy, Market Outlook and Investment Hotspots

Global real GDP grew 3.6 percent in 2017 according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 2018 growth story reads like a balancing act between easy monetary policies, trade growth and increased economic activity in Asia and both sides of the Atlantic, with uncertain geopolitical events, rising protectionist rhetoric and increasing private sector debt levels. This session brings together a team of experts from varied economies and industries to address the ebbs and flows of the global market conditions and provide a broad perspective on market trends, portfolio risks, returns and opportunities for 2019.

10.30 - 11.30 Emerging Industries and Opportunities

Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Genomics, Drones, Mobile Payments, Wearables…Entirely new or restructured industrial sectors are growing at rates faster than the overall economy and disrupting markets. Which existing companies and industries are in danger of being disrupted? Where are the potential for massive growth and returns? How can we capitalise on the opportunities and challenges globally and in Singapore?

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break and Networking

12.00 - 13.00 From Family Business to Family Office

Many family businesses turn to family offices as a structured way to separate the management of the family’s personal wealth, maximise financial interests and investments, reduce complexity and handle the family’s daily affairs across multiple generations. Single family and multi-family offices are commonly used to preserve and grow family wealth and assets in Europe and the US. The demand for family offices will also increase as the number of UHNW families rise in emerging markets. This session brings together a team of experts from family businesses and single and multi-family offices to share insights on the journey from family business to family office, and how and where they are investing family wealth.

13.00 - 14.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Fast Growing ICO Companies Showcase

Presented by Chainstarter.

Blockchain technologies is refining commerce and fundamentally changing how industries function and operate. Chainstarter is helping to build the new infrastructure that creates the new Crypto Capital Markets so that institutions and individuals alike can engaged in a single global economy free from tampering, and where the store value is protected.

Investors can meet and hear directly from a selection of successful and fast growing global blockchain companies presented by Chainstarter. Some of these companies have the potential to scale to over 1 million users in under a year and achieve USD1 billion market capitalization. Presented in 8 minute segments, this Showcase presents concise education following investment decisions.

You are invited to further engage the ICO Showcase Companies’ managers at their meeting areas. Participating ICO Showcase Companies’ profiles are available online.

15.00 - 16.00 Global Assets Allocations

The allocation of traditional and alternative assets globally is becoming more acute and complex as investors search for attractive yield and improved diversification across an ever-expanding array of investment opportunities in both public and private markets. Where are the risks and opportunities? How can diversified portfolios deliver growth and income more efficiently and on an attractive risk adjusted basis? How does Singapore fit in the global asset allocation equation?

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break and Networking

16.30 - 17.30 Digital Assets

Increased interest from institutional investors has furthered the rise of digital assets in 2017. Blockchain has become a new asset class with unparalleled risk-adjusted returns as evident through digital currencies, initial coin offerings and crypto-funds. What does the global digital asset landscape look like? Where are the emerging trends, disruptions, risks and opportunities? How do digital assets fit in the investment portfolio?

17.30 - 18.30 Russian Technology and Market Spotlight

Presented by Skolkovo Foundation.

Despite Russia’s richness with mineral resources, the government is making a significant shift towards a digital economy, focusing on technologies and human capital. Based on its advanced educational system and strong fundamentals in science, the country comes up with thousands of talents willing and able to transform the world technology landscape. There are many cases of Russian companies going truly global, with some of them transforming into unicorns. The Skolkovo Foundation being at the heart of innovation system in Russia has more than 1,800 startups in its orbit and dives deeply into the innovation industry trends. What does the Russian high-tech investment landscape look like? What areas are the most promising and have global potential and competitiveness? How do you maximise return on investment into Russian technologies?

18.30 - 20.30 Asia and Singapore Economy, Market Outlook and Investment Hotspots and Networking

Asia continues to be the fastest-growing region in 2018 according to IMF despite concerns about slow productivity growth, rapidly aging society and growing protectionism. China and India continue to lead the charge. Booming economies like Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are increasingly investment magnets while Singapore’s conducive environment for long-term investment continues to underpin its strong economic performance. This session gathers a team of experts from various Asian markets and industries to shed light on the growth trajectory, market trends, portfolio risks, returns and opportunities for investors into 2019.

Day 2 : 1 September, 2018

Investing in the global, regional and local markets is never plain sailing as the landscape is evolving, disrupted, risky, complex and often confusing. Neither is driving the future of the global, Asia and Singapore economy. Success is dependent on the cooperation between governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses and investors. The Global Assets and Wealth Forum illuminates the way by gathering CEOs, policy makers, fund managers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, technologists, accredited investors and high net worth individuals and families from the Platinum Circle Community and invited guests over 2 days. Together we will address the opportunities and challenges, and find tangible ways to collaborate, cooperate and build assets and wealth. The Global Assets and Wealth Forum also cuts through the fluff and presents succinct information drawn from the Platinum Circle Community worldwide. Led by Co-Chairs from diverse industries, sectors, markets and asset classes, you will gain rare insights into global economic movements, Asia outlook, specific market opportunities, asset management, performing funds, fast growing companies and investment deals. In this way you can make informed decisions, balance risks and returns, and grow your assets and wealth.

Agenda

08.30 - 09.30 Building Wealth through Entrepreneurship Breakfast

Many of the world’s rich list have one thing in common. They built their wealth through business. Richard Branson created Virgin Group, Ingvar Kamprad built IKEA and Bill Gates had Microsoft. This session features successful entrepreneurs who have grown startups and small businesses into significant enterprises. How did they start? What was their road map and steps taken to grow their companies? What were the lessons learnt along the way?

09.30 - 10.30 Global Economy, Market Outlook and Investment Hotspots

Global real GDP grew 3.6 percent in 2017 according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 2018 growth story reads like a balancing act between easy monetary policies, trade growth and increased economic activity in Asia and both sides of the Atlantic, with uncertain geopolitical events, rising protectionist rhetoric and increasing private sector debt levels. This session brings together a team of experts from varied economies and industries to address the ebbs and flows of the global market conditions and provide a broad perspective on market trends, portfolio risks, returns and opportunities for 2019.

10.30 - 11.30 Creating a Performing Investment Portfolio

While stocks, shares, currencies and bonds are commonly used to create wealth and build assets, creating a strategy and portfolio that delivers consistent results is time consuming, complex and challenging. Which markets are attractive? What shares, currencies and bonds should you buy? How do you balance dynamic growth and income? This session gathers a team of experts from fund management, foreign currencies, exchanges and stockbroking to address these questions and provide insights into building a quality investment portfolio.

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break and Networking

12.00 - 13.00 Investor Showcase

Investors will meet and hear directly from established and up-and-coming funds and companies about their strategies, performances, returns and opportunities. Presented in 8 minute segments, this session presents concise information for investment decisions. Attendees are invited to further engage the Showcase Presenters at the Meeting Area. Presenting companies’ profiles are available online.

13.00 - 14.00 Networking Lunch

While Africa remains largely unfamiliar to most individual investors in Asia, the continent’s strong fundamentals deserve a long look. The International Monetary Fund projects that Africa will be the world’s second-largest economy within the next few years. It is made more attractive for investments due to a young and growing population, increasing household consumption, love for brands and increased economic diversity. This session brings together experts from business and governments to shed light on the investment landscape and showcase opportunities, risks and returns for individuals.

14.00 - 15.00 Real Estate Trends and Returns

Real estate remains an asset class of choice to generate, accumulate and preserve wealth. The combination of above average global economic growth, steady inflation, aging populations, unprecedented volatility and uncertainty in other asset classes created a favorable environment for real estate investing globally in 2018. What are the global real estate trends and opportunities moving forward into 2019? Where are the returns in familiar markets like UK, Australia and Singapore? How can you use real estate to build your wealth? This session features a panel of experts from real estate services, real estate investment trusts, banking and private equity.

15.00 - 16.00 Initial Coin Offerings, Fintech and Crowd Funding

Digital disruptions have removed common barriers to personal investing especially high transaction fees, large minimum sums and access to market research. You can now invest in shares, property, fixed income and businesses with small change through Initial Coin Offerings, FinTech and Crowd Funding. What is the investing and regulatory outlook globally and in Singapore? Where are the opportunities? What are the risks and returns for the individual investor?

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break and Networking

16.30 - 17.30 Preserving Assets & Wealth for the Next Generation

Many families fail to plan and pass on their wealth to the next generation successfully or efficiently. Why is this so especially in Asia? What are the financially prudent and effective ways to preserve wealth? What resources are available internationally and in Singapore? This sessions brings together experts from wealth management, private banking and family offices and services to provide insights into wealth protection and transfer.

17.30 - 18.30 Venture Capital Investing

Venture capital investment is gaining popularity as an asset class globally, spurred by an entrepreneurial movement, global trends in ecommerce, disruptive technologies and business models, fintech developments, governmental support in some countries and increasing access by retail investors in addition to institutions and high net worth individuals. Individual investors are also seeing venture capital investing a quick way to make large gains and choosing to leverage the expertise of venture capital firms rather than investing directly in start-ups and small-medium enterprises. How does Venture Capital really work? What are Venture Capital Funds investing in Asia and Singapore? Where are the risks and returns? How can individual investors participate?

18.30 - 20.30 Asia and Singapore Economy, Market Outlook and Investment Hotspots and Networking

Asia continues to be the fastest-growing region in 2018 according to IMF despite concerns about slow productivity growth, rapidly aging society and growing protectionism. China and India continue to lead the charge. Booming economies like Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are increasingly investment magnets while Singapore’s conducive environment for long-term investment continues to underpin its strong economic performance. This session gathers a team of experts from various Asian markets and industries to shed light on the growth trajectory, market trends, portfolio risks, returns and opportunities for investors into 2019.