Accounting & Finance Family Office
The programme aims to provide students with essential knowledge in family office management. It will discuss various issues regarding how to establish a family constitution; how to set up a family office in Hong Kong; inheritance, family and business knowledge; and how to handle stakeholders’ disputes. The application of trusts in family offices and real-life cases will be discussed. After completing the programme, students can better understand the processes and contemporary issues related to family office management.
News about Family Office:
- Family Wisdom: A Family Office Hub in Hong Kong - Financial Services Development Council (https://www.fsdc.org.hk/en/) - https://www.fsdc.org.hk/en/insights/family-wisdom-a-family-office-hub-in-hong-kong
- Why Hong Kong - Invest HK (https://www.investhk.gov.hk/) - https://www.familyoffices.hk/en/why-hong-kong.html
- Global Family Office Report 2022 - UBS https://www.ubs.com/global/en/global-family-office/reports/gfo-client-report.html
- Family office Report January 2022 - Silicon Valley Bank https://www.svb.com/trends-insights/reports/family-office-report-2022
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
- discuss the strategic issues and requirements of setting up a family office;
- explain the importance of corporate inheritance and knowledge;
- evaluate the use of trusts to manage wealth in family offices;
- critically analyse the regulation and compliance in family office management.
Family Office Consensus and Sustainable Relationship
Introduction to Family Office
History and case analysis of the Family Office
Single Family Office vs Multiple Family Offices
How to set up a Family Office
Running a Family Office
Regulation, governance and compliance related to Family Office
Structure of a Family Office
Services of a Family Office
Challenges and threats to a Family Office
Family business and governance
Drafting family business vision and family commitment
Drafting the family constitution
How to assist clients in reviewing family history and value
The composition and operation of the family committee
Continuation of family relationship and lifestyle management
Corporate Inheritance and Knowledge Transfer
The core elements of the family's success
Transfer family and business knowledge
The importance of establishing company equity restrictions
Family business decision-making arrangements
Common shareholder disputes
Professional Wealth Management
Introduction to trusts
Uses of trusts and comparison with other options
Attacks on trusts
Application and setting up of family trust
Comparison of trust jurisdictions
The application of family trust in family inheritance
Legacy and wealth inheritance strategy
Types of trustee
Transfer of fixed assets and current assets and tax arrangements
Key points of estate tax treatment in different regions
Legal challenges encountered in the implementation process
- Class participation (30%)
- One individual written assignment (70%)
- Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the assessment with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (Family Office Management Strategy).
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Days / Time
- Tuesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dr. S.L. Ching
Dr. Ching is a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of experience working with renowned international financial institutions such as HSBC, Prudential in venture capital, private equity and providing financial advisory service to ultra-high net worth customers at international private banks such as Citi, Morgan Stanley and UBS. He has also set up and managed a family office for a UHNW client from China.
He is familiar with a wide range of investment products as well as estate planning schemes and family governance, succession planning and next generation development issues. He has had extensive business collaborations with international private banks, trustees and insurance providers.
He has also taught CFA examination courses, and provided training to banks and insurance companies in HK and China.
Dr. Ching graduated with a PhD in computer science majoring in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor degree (1st Hon) from Oxford University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
February 2023 Class
|1||21 Feb 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|2||28 Feb 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|3||7 Mar 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|4||14 Mar 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|5||21 Mar 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|6||28 Mar 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|7||18 Apr 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|8||25 Apr 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|9||2 May 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
|10||9 May 2023 (Tue)||7 - 10 PM|
Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.
If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:
i. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
ii. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
iii. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
iv. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
v. equivalent qualifications.
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 $150 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$15000 per programme
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (Family Office Management Strategy)
證書 (單元 : 家族辦公室管理策略)
|COURSE CODE 33C138220||FEES $15,000||ENQUIRY 2867-8476|
|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (Family Office Management Strategy)
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