Family Offices Summit 2013
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Shedding light on Ben Affleck’s critically acclaimed film, Argo, Ken Taylor revealed the truth behind the Iran hostage crisis – how he actually helped the six Americans escape – and spoke on the inter-connectivity between the Middle-East and Asia. Hyeonseo Lee retold her own story of escape – a harrowing and daring journey from North Korea. Finding out that even the world outside the Hermit Kingdom is not safe for North Koreans, Hyeonseo started work on spreading awareness for refugees. She supports Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) a non-profit organisation that helps fund the rescue operations of her people.
|9:00am||Registration and Coffee|
|9:25am||Welcome and opening comments
Editor, Asian Private Banker
|9:30 – 10:15am||Opening Keynote Address
My Journey from North Korea to Freedom
Hyeonseo left North Korea as a teenager and started a new life in China, a country that had always fascinated her growing up as she observed the stark contrast between the bright Chinese city lights and her dimly lit hometown. She quickly learned, however, that life as a North Korea refugee in China was fraught with danger. After narrowly escaping repatriation, she eventually decided to experience life in South Korea. Once again, Hyeonseo initially struggled to adjust to her new environment, but by studying hard and rapidly learning English, she has been able to engage people from around the world in her quest to help North Korean refugees and raise awareness about North Korean human rights issues. North Korean refugees in China, South Korea and elsewhere face a plethora of problems, including human rights violations, social isolation, financial woes and insufficient opportunities to advance themselves. By raising awareness of these issues and connecting North Korean refugees with supportive members of the international community, we can all make a real difference. Ultimately, Hyeonseo hopes to act as a bridge between North and South Koreans upon eventual reunification, which she firmly believes will happen in her lifetime.
|10:15 – 11:00am||In trusts we trust
In this session, we will examine two recent Supreme Court of England cases (Prest v. Petrodel Resources and Pitt v Holt) and the implications these cases have for trustees and trusts generally. We will also look at the regulation of trusts companies in Hong Kong and globally. This will be followed by an update on some key global regulatory changes which will affect family offices and high-networth individuals including representations, privacy and disclosure issues as a result of derivatives, trading reforms and the potential ramifications of the European Financial Transaction Tax and other European transaction taxes.
Paget Dare Bryan
|11:00 – 11:15am||Coffee break|
|11:15 – 12:30am||Shadow Banking: the real opportunities in China & India’s lending markets
On the ground, non-bank finance experience from Clearwater’s own credit platforms in China and India. The reality, the press and the opportunities.
|12:30 – 1:15pm||The 41,000 ft Advantage: Opportunities for Business Aviation in Asia
Presented by Asian Sky Group
Sponsored by Asian Sky Group,
Dassault Falcon & SEACOR Holdings Inc.
Max Buirski will discuss investment opportunities in business aviation in Asia and relate it to SEACOR Capital’s own experiences. Jeffrey Lowe will examine the advantages of using business aviation the diff erent types of aircraft and aviation solutions, the different ownership structures available and the overall investment required.
|1:15 – 2:30pm||Luncheon|
|2:30 – 2:45pm||The shifting of Asia/Middle-east Dynamics|
|2:45 – 3:30pm||Closing Keynote Address
Ex-Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Iran
for Her Majesty’s Government in Canada
Officer of the Order of Canada
Recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal
|3:30 – 5:00pm||Coffee Break/Breakout session (4 roundtables)
a. Family members
b. SFO executives
c. MFO executives
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