NEW YORK, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next two weeks in April 2016, there are back to back, invitation only, wealth conferences for the Affluent in Singapore and Hong Kong. These particular events are predominantly attended by affluent Asian Families but attendees from Western Europe and North America will also be present.
World wealth has grown exponentially in the last decade to the point where so many have achieved centi-millionaire status or even billionaire status, that it is almost unfathomable. By most statistics, there are over 50,000 entities worldwide that could be classified as Family Offices, generally with assets in excess of 50 million Euros.
Regular attendees of global wealth conferences such as Gordon "Grant" Curtis of CI Investments, a single family office, headquartered in Ticino, Switzerland, claim that the benefits of these invitation only conferences are many. In addition to the sharing of investment ideas, there is and will continue to be a collaboration of interests that may be far greater than just making more money.
Mr. Curtis is a frequent keynote speaker and conference chair for events across the world and shares the following insights: "Commonalities for many of the family office attendees include motivators such as preparing subsequent generations for inheritance of wealth, the preservation of wealth, making perpetual investments or financial commitments to humanity and or ecological causes and the focus on higher education."
"Many of the most affluent people in the world, including members of family offices are just regular people like anyone else. Some are very smart. Some were just at the right place at the right time. Others are a combination of both. Most of this group tends to be very polite and personable and have a willingness to share and offer true friendship."
It seems that many others tend to be jaded, jealous and judgmental when it comes to views on the very affluent, but as Mr. Curtis points out, this is a group of leaders, not followers. Build a formidable track record like Mr. Gordon "Grant" Curtis during has periods of great economic distress and everybody wants to know how you did it.
As a last comment from Mr. Curtis, "we've not seen the last of market downturns or turbulence and the handwriting is now on the wall. Position your financial 'bets' and affairs accordingly."
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SOURCE Gordon "Grant" Curtis