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6 January 2020
Asset tokenization is set for big things — but what is it, and why should anyone use it?
31 December 2019
The digital asset space has grown rapidly, but how does the space need to change to match speeds with the wider financial system?
15 October 2019
The SFC has announced a new formal code to be imposed on all companies managing investment portfolios that focus on digital assets.
27 August 2019
Planning an estate for the benefit of a child with special needs comes with its own unique challenges. What do you do when a trust’s beneficiary may never be fully able to manage their own affairs?
16 July 2019
Managing your family’s wealth is complicated by the fact that your family is involved.
10 July 2019
One of the missing links in the digital asset space is sensible regulation. The SEC and FINRA just took a vital step forward, but there are still questions around accountancy and the role of brokerage firms.
15 June 2019
The digital assets space suffers from a lack of trust, which stems ultimately from a lack of appropriate structures.
14 May 2019
Here, we’ll talk about how regulators identify securities and other types of tokens, and what implications that has for STOs and investors.
23 April 2019
Keeping digital assets secure seems like it should be pretty simple. After all, they’re based on an immutable, virtually unhackable prodigy of encryption. It seems like security should be baked in.
9 April 2019
There are multiple options available for planning the transfer of your estate. While a will is the default, it’s not optimal for HNWIs. Trusts can save you from taxation, scrutiny, creditors, statutory heirship and more, leaving you with control.
30 March 2019
Digital assets began life as a project to supplant fiat currencies as a medium of exchange. As their value grew, their status as a target for theft also grew, and it became obvious that additional security measures were necessary.
18 February 2019
We have joined up with BlockPass to work out a new way of conducting one of the financial sector’s most vital activities: Know Your Customer.
15 February 2019
In a family-owned business, it can be tough for the next generation to take the reins — or even to take an active part in running the operation.
9 January 2019
Hong Kong has long been a favoured destination for families and individuals wishing to preserve and manage their wealth using trusts.
12 December 2018
In this post we’ll clear up what the difference is between a trustee and a custodian, and lay out what each of them does to make a trust safe and effective.
2 November 2018
On November 1 this year, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission announced new regulations governing portfolio managers and distributors of virtual asset funds.
9 October 2018
In January, the Companies Registry announced that a new licencing regime for trust and companies services providers (TCSPs) would come into force at the end of March.
27 September 2018
The hype around cryptocurrencies, and the fact that relatively few people clearly understand their underlying mechanism, makes them a fertile breeding ground for questionable business practices.
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