Family Office

A bespoke programme for leaders supporting dynasties of the new era

Over the last decade, the ranks of the ultra-affluent have grown rapidly across Asia and the world. And along with this growth has been the rise in significance of the role of Family Offices. WMI’s Family Office Programme is designed to support the needs of the new generation of Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) families who seek greater understanding and professionalism in the management of their assets and legacies. Family Office Programme for Professionals is designed for practitioners within the industry and the greater wealth management circle, while Family Office Programme for Families (launching in 2021) will cater specifically to family office representatives and family members.

Family Office Programme for Professionals

WMI’s Family Office for Professionals is a bespoke certification programme offered at two levels – Foundation and Advanced. The programme is tailored to industry practitioners who wish to have a practical and in-depth understanding of family offices, globally and in the context of the Asian family landscape. Participants will emerge with core knowledge, capabilities, tools and insights to support their clients in managing and elevating multi or single family offices operations. At the advanced level, this unique programme informs more in-depth and highly pragmatic areas critical to managing family offices, and also covers important emerging areas of interest such as investment management, sustainability and philanthropy. Participants will have the opportunity to build a bedrock of hard and soft competencies to effectively engage affluent clientele of myriad ambitions, backgrounds and cultural affinities, and lead with impact and critical acumen towards helping them achieve their individual, family and philanthropic goals.

About the Principal Programme Director

WMI has appointed Professor Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez as the Principal Programme Director of its Family Office Programmes, which also feature distinguished industry leaders and domain experts with deep knowledge of Asian families among its teaching faculty. Denise is also appointed Temasek Fellow at WMI and will also contribute to the development of research and thought leadership for Family Office, further contributing to WMI’s Family Office ambitions. Denise is the former director of the Global Family Business Centre at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, where she launched and ran their global family office programme and also served as The Wild Group Professor of Family Business, directing its Leading the Family Business and Leading the Family Office programmes. Today, Denise is a regular speaker around the world including at the World Economic Forum where she is a member of its Expert Network. Denise has received several awards for her research work and is also author and co-author of several books on the topic of family business.

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