Philanthropy and sustainable finance are fast becoming a priority for high net worth millennial investors. This isn’t a trend; it’s a growing sector of expertise. The panel will examine how the philanthropic endeavours of the next generation of wealth-holders is affecting the way companies do business, how families, individuals and firms are adapting to align their values with investment and how sustainable finance will impact the future of private wealth management.
High and sticky inflation since the COVID-19 crisis has material implications for asset allocation and portfolio construction - real returns across assets are likely to lower and bonds are less of a hedge for equities. A combination of new investment strategies, including more allocation to real assets and new risk management techniques are required to achieve acceptable returns without unacceptable risk.
The cry for 'profit with purpose' is growing, demanding greater transparency and accountability of wealth owners. This session will explore how wealth creation and ‘doing good' combine to form the responsible stewardship of wealth movement. Through the eyes of business and private wealth representatives, our panel will explore how to pivot towards a triple bottom line that equalises profit, people, and planet and the challenges this presents for advisers.
Trusts have been accused of being secretive entities ensuring assets are held in “ownerless limbo”, abusive in that they protect against legitimate claims of creditors and tax authorities, and vulnerable to being used for fraud and tax evasion.
In the world of anti-money laundering legislation and beneficial ownership registers trusts appear to be at a disadvantage in comparison to corporate structures. It has been suggested that this is the quid pro quo of taking advantage of such a potentially abusive arrangement.
In this session our panel of international experts will consider what steps have been taken in the trust industry and legislative and tax authorities to ensure that trusts are only used for legitimate reasons and what steps may (or should/could) be taken in the future.
Most family businesses are created for the long run, with patriarchs handing over the firm thoughtfully to the next generation. The pandemic has made clear that fundamental change to business models can occur unexpectedly. Disruptive technologies, changing behaviours, and the confrontation with mortality, create huge risks and opportunities, and require a rethink on how to lead, manage and hand over the business.
During this panel members of the Rising Generation will discuss challenges and develop ideas for successful transitions and business agility towards a sustainable future.
Kindly sponsored by Accuro
Around 1 in 6 people aged 60 or over suffered some abuse in community settings in the past year (WHO statistic: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/elder-abuse) and rates of abuse have increased during the pandemic. Practitioners note the rise in exploitation of vulnerable clients, and the ways in which that exploitation is evolving.
This session will consider:
- The current risks
- The potential future risks
- Possible solutions
- Approaches in different jurisdictions
Climate change promises to alter global socio-economics and widen inequalities across the world. This panel discussion will illustrate why and how philanthropy must evolve in design and approach, interacting across stakeholders and sectors to stay relevant. It will explore, through examples taken from the work of the panelists, how philanthropy will go hand in hand with a more disruptive approach, involving investors and businesses and new models beyond traditional non-profit grant making, to achieve greater environmental impact.
TEP clients and family members experience a range of cognitive challenges over the span of someone’s life. The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires State Parties to take appropriate measures to provide persons with disabilities access to the support they may require in exercising their legal capacity, while ensuring that all measures provide for appropriate and effective safeguards to prevent abuse. Implementing the convention requires a paradigm shift in how society thinks about capacity, decision-making and protection.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more widely used and discussed than ever. Auditors, doctors, lawyers, architects and other professionals are increasingly tapping into AI, both to support and sometimes even to replace their work. Huge bodies of data are yielding remarkable patterns, trends, and predictions. Our speaker will discuss the opportunities AI presents and the potential threats facing professionals.