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12.07.2019

[eNews] Family Offices Tapping into Innovation Investment

Prominent leaders from family businesses and family offices spent the afternoon of June 6 at the “Family Office and Investing in Innovation” seminar. Hosted by Prof Winnie PENG, Associate Director of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies of the School, and sponsored by Cathay Capital, the seminar brought together about 40 distinguished speakers and participants.

Prof Peng began the seminar with a speech about her research on recent developments and trends of family offices in Asia and around the world. Mr Nicolas DUCRAY, Partner of Cathay Innovation, talked about the accelerating trend of digital revolution innovation from emerging markets in Asia to the rest of the world. Following his talk was a panel discussion moderated by Prof Peng which included five distinguished guests: Mr Tony YEUNG, the third generation family leader of Peterson Group; Mr Danny LEE, Partner of Joe Tsai’s family office Blue Pool Capital; Mr Meng GAO, Managing Director of Nan Fung Group’s family office; Mr Maxime VAN DER WEES, the fifth generation of Mulliez family in France; and Mr Eugene YOU, Founder of LUMI in China. The panelists shared their experience and insights on the investment strategies and focuses of their family office, how innovation investment became part of their portfolio, professionalization of family office, the family involvement and legacy preservation.

The seminar was well received by the audience and the Tanoto Center will continue hosting events covering different areas in family business to create a greater impact in the field.

(From the left) Mr Nicolas Ducray, Mr Eugene You, Mr Maxime Van der Wees, Mr Meng Gao, Mr Danny Lee, Mr Tony Yeung, and Prof Winnie Peng, who talked about recent development and trends of family offices in Asia and around the world.


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