UBS hosted its flagship investment conference in Singapore for some of the wealthiest family offices in the world, each with several hundred millions to billions of dollars assets under management.
The UBS Family Office Summit held in Singapore for the third year brought together over 170 global investors who manage the family fortunes of the wealthiest families from around the world to exchange ideas on investment trends, the economic outlook and opportunities. Held 22 to 23 May, the event was attended by CEOs, CIOs and principals of family offices from Asia, Australia and Europe.
The conference focused on the theme "From Fed to Fundamentals". In a series of thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions, leading international speakers shared their views on the US, European and emerging markets. Participants also joined small group workshops on a variety of investment topics, where ideas and experiences were shared with peers from around the world.
Hosting the UBS Family Office Summit in Asia
Jürg Zeltner, CEO of UBS Wealth Management said: “Family offices look beyond the usual investment themes for exclusive investment opportunities and they tend to hold long term, strategic views on their investments. The UBS Family Office Summit brings together top investors from around the globe for an exclusive discussion on the global investment climate and areas of opportunity for savvy investors."
"Singapore is proud to be the host country for our flagship UBS Family Office Summit, reaffirming the country’s importance as a pre-eminent wealth management centre, as well as reflecting the growth and opportunities in Asia. Our global reach allows us to bring together like-minded investors to network, share ideas and explore mutually beneficial opportunities with their peers," added Edmund Koh, Singapore Country Head and CEO of UBS Wealth Management South East Asia & APAC Hub.
Speakers at the UBS Family Office Summit
The UBS Family Office Summit featured a series of thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions on topical issues such as challenges and opportunities of a rising Asia, insights on US and European political and economic outlook, and asset allocation strategies. High-caliber speakers with international perspectives shared their current views alongside UBS's own senior research and investment specialists, covering US, European and Asian markets. They included:
- Axel Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS AG
- Daokui Li, Director, The Schwarzman Scholar Program at Tsinghua University
- Marc Faber, publisher of Gloom Boom Doom Report
- Mark Haefele, Global Head of Investment, UBS Wealth Management
The UBS Family Office Summit is a demonstration of UBS's long term commitment in addressing the needs of its Ultra High Net Worth clients.
Recognizing that family office clients have needs very similar to institutional or hedge fund clients, UBS Global Family Office offering is designed to mobilize the resources across its investment banking, and wealth and asset management businesses to cater to the highly sophisticated and global needs of its family office clients.
In addition to investment and networking platforms such as the UBS Family Office Summit, UBS also supports proprietary research on the family office sector. The UBS/Campden European Family Office Survey and the UBS/Campden Asian Family Office Survey are conducted annually.