Certificate for Family Office Advisors – Foundation

Programme Overview

Drawing on real-world case studies, the foundation level facilitates the overall understanding of the types of family offices, their different functions, the legal and fiscal context in which they operate, as well as the means and tools that can help protect wealth for the long term. A significant part of the learning will seek to understand the human context of wealth owners: individuals, entrepreneurs and families.


This is the first of a 2 part course and is required prior to taking the Certificate for Family Office Advisors – Advanced programme.


The programme is tailored to industry practitioners who wish to have 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. 


Total: 20 CPD hours

SILE CPD (for lawyers): 3 hours

Mapping the Family Office World
The Singapore Landscape
Looking through the Lens of the Family
Structuring the Family Office
Preparing the Next Generation
Planning for the Long Term

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Who Should Attend

Individuals with more than 3 years of relevant experience and had demonstrated applied knowledge in the various functions within the family office segment


  • Multi and Single Family Office Representatives
  • Wealth Planning Professionals
  • Private Bankers and Client Relationship Managers handling UHNW and Family Office segment
  • Family Trust Consultants
  • Private Client Practice Professionals including lawyers and accountants
  • External Asset Management Professionals
  • Financial Planners

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Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded: 



IBF Accreditation


  • This programme is accredited by The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF). Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for enhanced funding support of up to 70% course fee subsidy under the IBF Standard Training Scheme (IBF-STS).

  • Information on IBF-STS funding is available at https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/skills-and-jobs-development/training-support/IBF-STS

  • Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the courses and their relevance to his/her business activities or job roles.






  • Eligible CPD Points: 3
  • Practice Area: Private Client
  • Training Level: Intermediate


Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the activity will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day of the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.



Upon completion, participants will be:

  • Eligible for 20 IBF-STS CPD Hours
  • Awarded the WMI Certificates for (i) Family Office Advisors – Understanding the World of Family Office and (ii) Certificate for Family Office Advisors – Planning for the Future


About IBF Certification

The following programme addresses the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and proficiency level:

Certificate for Family Office Advisors Foundation – Understanding the World of Family Office

  • Stakeholder Management PL 4
  • Family Governance PL 4
  • Ethical Culture PL 4


Certificate for Family Office Advisors Foundation – Planning for the Future

  • Business Environment Analysis PL 4
  • Regulatory Compliance PL 4
  • Wealth Planning Administration PL 4
  • Business Needs Analysis PL 4
  • Ethical Culture PL 4


Participants are encouraged to access the IBF MySkills Portfolio (https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/resource-tools/myskills-portfolio) to track their training progress and skills acquisition against the Skills Framework for Financial Services. You can apply for IBF Certification after fulfilling the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role.


Find out more about IBF certification and the application process at https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/ibf-certification/why-be-ibf-certified


In addition to Course Fees, each participant will also be charged a non-refundable and non-claimable application fee of S$85 (including GST).


Fees shown are after IBF-STS funding. Subsidised# fees apply upon participants’ successful completion of the programme, which includes (i) fulfilling minimum attendance requirements and (ii) passing all relevant assessments.

#Subsidies are subject to change by IBF and fees will be adjusted based on prevailing funding rates. Click here to read more about funding support for IBF-STS, and the terms & conditions governing registration, payment, cancellation, deferment and no-show. 


Eligible SG citizens may utilise SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fees. This is only applicable for the regular SkillsFuture Credit, and not applicable for the SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) additional top-up funding.


Global-Asia Family Office Circle (GFO Circle) Members are entitled to 10% discount across “Family Office” programmes. Click here for more information on GFO Circle membership.


The information above is correct at the time of publication. Wealth Management Institute reserves the right to amend the fees and/or terms and conditions as appropriate.



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