Stacey Choong, Tax partner, Withers Singapore provided some valuable insights of wealth across jurisdictions from Europe to the US and Asia, and wealth succession across generations at our May 2015 forum. She shared her own experience working with wealthy families in Asia as well as insights from their research on The Meaning of Wealth in the 21st Century.
Continue reading Family Business to Financial Family – complexities of succession planning
Austrade has just confirmed the new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) investment framework effective 1 July, 2015. The objective is to encourage investment into innovative Australian ideas and emerging companies. Continue reading New SIV Complying Investment Framework
The Significant Investor Visa (SIV) investment immigration program has recently mandated investment into Australian early stage private equity for 10% of their complying investment portfolio, or $500,000 which may rise to $1M in two years’ time, depending on the success of the program. Continue reading Tapping into the Chinese entrepreneurial mindset
Why has the government targeted this sector?
When announcing a review the Significant Investor Visa program in October 2014, Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, said:
“Our aim, as part of our broader competitiveness agenda, is to attract more investment into Australia that makes a material difference to supporting sustainable growth, productivity and job creation. We are keen to attract additional investment which supports innovation and which provide new sources of growth capital.”
Continue reading Venture Capital – an overview for those working with SIV Applicants
In 2014, New South Wales and Guangdong province celebrated the 35th anniversary of their Sister State relationship, the first of its kind to be established between an Australian state and Chinese province.
Continue reading Guangzhou and Sydney – celebrating 35 years