Over the years family offices have grown in popularity. Along with this popularity, the traditional views and structures of family offices have changed. These private Offices offer the flexibility of numerous different structures that meet a variety of different needs. This course explains the growth and evolution of the family office concept from Australia into Hong Kong and Shanghai across jurisdictional, legal and regulatory definitions focuses on the scalability between single family offices and virtual family offices. The speaker will also provide his own experiences and insights regarding family offices. Mr. Geary holds a Master’s degree in finance, is completing a Masters’ degree in business law and was nominated for ‘Best Family Office Offering 2014’ by Private Banker International.
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This paper discusses family offices from several legal viewpoints and explores laws relating to charity being a normal addendum to the operations of family offices (Offices). It was the intention of this paper to focus on Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, however, where more extensive (and pervasive or updated) literature was found (e.g. taxation and charity law), this was highlighted using major jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Of course Privacy law could not be examined, in the context of private wealth management, without touching on Switzerland.

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