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We’re looking forward to hosting a private wealth-themed roundtable led by Yiow Chong Tan, our Director – South East Asia. This breakfast event, hosted in partnership with Bedell Cristin and Schroders Wealth Management, will focus on recent trends in family offices.

Guests will hear from the following speakers during the roundtable discussion:

  • Nancy Chien, Partner and Head of Bedell Cristin’s International Private Client practice in Jersey
  • Pearlyn Chew, Partner, Real Estate & Asset Management, Tax, Family Office & Private Clients, KPMG Singapore
  • Francois Zhang, Investment Strategist at JCube Capital Partners
  • Richard Lewis, Managing Director and Team Head of Asia Family Office Service at Schroders Wealth Management

If you are interested in attending this event, please register your interest by contacting a member of the events team.

Speakers

Yiow Chong Tan joined Jersey Finance in September 2022 as our dedicated Director in Singapore, with his remit also covering the surrounding South East Asia region.

Yiow has extensive business and corporate finance experience in the Asian markets where he has been consistently involved in the origination, marketing, structuring, negotiation, due diligence and execution of private equity, stock exchange listings and M&A deals across Singapore and Malaysia. In a previous role, he identified and built close working relationships with Chinese high-net worth clients and institutional investors to secure and raise funds for mandated clients.

Most recently, he was the Corporate Finance Director and Board Secretary of a Chinese Family Office which has investments in Chinese data centres and UK commercial properties. Prior to that, he held director and consultant positions with various Singapore-based business consultancy firms working out of Shanghai in mainland China.

A Singaporean, he has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Accounting Degree with First Class Honours from the University of Leeds and is fluent in English and Chinese Mandarin.

Nancy Chien

Nancy Chien Partner and Head of Bedell Cristin's International Private Client practice, Jersey

Nancy is head of Bedell Cristin's International Private Client practice. Nancy has over 20 years of legal experience in both the private client area as well as the corporate sphere. Nancy advises ultra-high net worth families, family offices and intermediaries from all over the world on all aspects of private client structuring including the use of trusts and foundations, as well as related corporate law issues (including where such vehicles are used for philanthropic purposes). She has considerable experience with high value and complex family governance structures, including ones where the founders wish to retain a degree of control over their family assets. Nancy also advises regularly on matters involving family disputes and disputes between trustee and beneficiaries. She works closely with her litigation colleagues for matters which require a court application. Nancy is qualified in 4 jurisdictions, being Jersey, BVI, England and Wales and New Zealand.

Pearlyn Chew

Pearlyn Chew Partner, Real Estate & Asset Management, Tax, Family Office & Private Clients, KPMG Singapore

Pearlyn specialises in providing Singapore income tax and international income tax advice including structuring and transaction-based advice tax advisory in the private wealth / asset and fund management space as well as in the real estate sectors. She has over 14 years of experience in this industry. Pearlyn also has experienced working in the tax financial advisory sector with global asset managers during an 18-month secondment to New York, United states.

Francois Zhang

Francois Zhang Investment Strategist at JCube Capital Partners

Francois Zhang, CAIA, FRM, is an accomplished investment manager with a decade of experience in portfolio management, venture capital, start-ups, and multi-family offices. Throughout his career, he has held key positions at prestigious institutions such as Credit Suisse, Lend East, Fundamental Labs, and Arcane Group. Currently, he brings his extensive investment strategies and industry insights to JCube Capital Partners.

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis Managing Director and Team Head of Asia Family Office Service at Schroders Wealth Management

Richard is a seasoned professional in the private banking and wealth management industry with over 15 years of international experience. He currently serves as the Head of Asia Family Office Team at Schroders. In this role, he leverages his extensive experience and dedication to deliver exceptional service and provide strategic guidance to his clients. He joined Schroders in 2019 as a Senior Relationship Manager, bringing his expertise from the wealth management business of Thirdrock Group, which was acquired by Schroders – where he served as a Client Advisor from 2017. Before joining Thirdrock, Richard held positions at global financial institutions, working across various locations including Australia, Singapore, and London. He has contributed his expertise to organizations such as ANZ, Standard Chartered Private Bank, and Coutts & Co, where he honed his skills in wealth management, investment advisory, and relationship management.

Event Partners

Founded in 1939, Bedell Cristin is a global, full-service offshore law firm, providing corporate, institutional and private clients with straight-talking legal advice.

Our Jersey office sits at the heart of an international law firm with more than 100 legal staff across six global offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Our partnership in the Island includes some of the most experienced local Advocates, with individuals and teams ranked in the top tiers of the leading independent legal directories, and with experience of practice in London, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, the Cayman Islands and the BVI.

Our teams combine onshore and offshore experience across financial services law, investment funds, private client, litigation and insolvency, and real estate services.

We advise on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey & Jersey law, with additional offices in London & Singapore.

Schroders Wealth Management is the wealth management arm of Schroders plc in Asia. Our history in Southeast Asia lies in the merger of pre-eminent Independent Asset Manager Thirdrock Group and Schroders, a global asset manager that remains 43% owned by the family that founded it over 200 years ago. We are an Independent Asset Manager that applies independent and tailored client advice across a multi-custodial and open architecture platform. What makes us unique is that we are supported in this mission by the institutional buy-side investment expertise of the Schroders group. This buy-side alignment of interest, complements and enhances our independent thinking in working alongside clients as their trusted advisers. Clients include ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices and charities/foundations. We provide clients with customised investment strategies that reflect their investment objectives, risk appetite and ESG preferences in public and private markets. This is delivered on an advisory and discretionary basis covering equities, fixed income, multi-assets, private assets and alternative investments. We are a recognized leader in sustainable investment, helping clients meet a wide range of sustainability objectives and understand the impact of their investments on society and the planet. We have a significant presence in Singapore but work closely with colleagues in the UK and Europe.