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The expanding universe of private markets encompasses private equity, private debt of all types, venture capital, distressed debt, hedge funds (often considered more in the alternatives basket) and some parts of commercial real estate, and all are non-listed. More of the world’s leading institutions and wealthiest investors are allocating more and more to these private assets, and the investor pool seeking out such prospects today is truly gigantic. The Asian HNW and UHNW clients that are taking up more of such opportunities need a highly professional point of access via private banks and other key specialists who can filter, package, promote and then monitor these investments, thereby opening the door to what are considerably more complex but also higher fee deals than in the very low commission public markets. The leading mainstream equity indices, in the end, performed relatively well in 2020, despite the chaos of the early months, but the performance was highly selective and often resulted in excessive inflows into a relatively limited number of huge capitalisation technology, healthcare and selected other stocks. Diversification to private equity deals offers investors the chance to get into good companies earlier, albeit with the trade-off being far lower liquidity, and requiring the investor to hold for a considerably longer time. Meanwhile, the growth of the private debt markets has been phenomenal over the last decade as the market has developed to offer additional yield to investors who are prepared to accept less liquidity and often considerably longer holding periods. Whether debt or equity, the private markets bypass the volatility and uncertainty that afflicts the public equity and debt markets. The combination of all these attributes has been driving a rising tide of enthusiasm and money to private markets from leading sovereign, quasi-sovereign, institutional and of course, private wealth market investors across the globe, and this is a phenomenon that is very evidently now playing out in the Asian private wealth markets.

For our Digital Dialogue of August 19, Hubbis will assemble a top-flight panel of experts to look in-depth at the evolution of the private markets, looking from a 360-degree perspective at the pluses and minuses and analysing where the market is heading and how the Asian wealth management community is positioning itself for what will very likely be the ongoing and rapid expansion in the years ahead.

Aug 19

Helping Asian private clients access private markets

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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TritonLake

Chau Ly

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Manmohan Mall

Kristal.AI

Nick Xiao

Hywin International

Gary Leung

Bank of Singapore

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  • 15.00pm

    Helping Asian private clients access private markets

    • Why are the private equity and debt markets continuing on their headlong expansion, which has been accelerating for most of the past decade?
    • Is investing in private markets becoming much more important to single and multi-family offices?
    • Does investing in private markets especially resonate with the second generation especially given their growing interest in impact investing and the wider topic of ESG?
    • Has the pandemic and the fallout in the financial markets added further impetus to the market’s growth across the world?
    • Who is driving the dramatic global expansion of the private equity and private debt/credit markets worldwide, and why?
    • Where are the opportunities, i.e. in which markets, currencies, sectors, countries, regions and so forth?
    • Are Asian HNW and UHNW investors allocating more to these private markets and if so, how much more and why?
    • How do investors approach the private equity and debt/credit markets and what are their expectations in terms of returns, timeframes and what are the trade-offs between illiquidity, diminished volatility and time?
    • What allocations should HNW and UHNW investors be making to private assets as a percentage of their total portfolios?
    • What are the obvious and less apparent dangers of the global drive towards private markets, and is there a danger of demand driving dangerous excess and over-optimism?
    • Within Asia, is it the global brand private banks that are best positioned to deliver the private market products and advice, or the boutique international private banks, or perhaps the IAMs/EAMS?

    Moderator

    Michael Stanhope

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Hubbis

    Speakers

    Nick Xiao

    Chief Executive Officer

    Hywin International

    Manmohan Mall

    Head, Private Markets

    Kristal.AI

    Conor Smyth

    Founder & CEO

    TritonLake

    Chau Ly

    Senior Investment Specialist, Private Markets

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

  • 16.00pm

    Webinar Ends

Aug 19

Helping Asian private clients access private markets

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

Speakers

Conor Smyth

TritonLake

Chau Ly

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Manmohan Mall

Kristal.AI

Nick Xiao

Hywin International

Gary Leung

Bank of Singapore

Aug 19

Helping Asian private clients access private markets

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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Aug 19

Helping Asian private clients access private markets

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT