Asset management and advisory activities are limited to professional investors, the records show.
The firm’s management team in Hong Kong are Stephen Pau, chief investment office, and founding partner Songcheng Jiang.
Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia sought more information from Pau, but he was not able to provide more details in time for publication.
The firm has been incorporated in Hong Kong since 2016.
Elsewhere, it has offices in Beijing and in offshore centres across Europe, the US and Asia, according to the firm’s website.
Family office demand
Family offices are slowly becoming popular among wealthy Chinese families.
Although the majority have not used family office services, around 80% have become more aware of these firms,with nearly half interested in wealth preservation and inheritance services, according to a joint survey by Bain & Company and China Merchants Bank.
China has also become a target for Hong Kong-based Raffles Family Office, which was established two years ago. Around 95% of its clients are mainland Chinese.
Separately, family offices are believed to be a major driver for Hong Kong’s private wealth industry, according to a survey of asset and wealth managers conducted last year by KPMG and the Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) in Hong Kong.
Around 41% of the survey’s respondents said that family offices are an increasingly important source of business.
In addition, a substantial portion of private wealth AUM is from family offices in various forms, such as single-family offices or family offices embedded within the family business.
In a separate study, KPMG and PWMA said that there is an opportunity for Hong Kong to act as regional headquarters for the more established family offices from the US and Europe as they seek to diversify their portfolios in Asia.
“From interviews, several established family offices are moving to set up in the region to benefit from greater proximity to these opportunities,” the study said.
However, Hong Kong is in competition with regional and global rivals. Singapore, for example, has been streamlining the regulatory process and attracting more talent, with the aim of making the Lion City an attractive wealth management hub, according to the survey.
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