Community & Commentary

6 Pitfalls of Writing only a Will

In 2016, Singaporeans ranked #3 globally for household wealth and #197 for birth rate. What this means is that our children are going to be much richer before they are ready. Wills are a common and familiar tool most affluent individuals use to distribute their assets when they are no longer around. In China, the […]

5 Lessons Learnt from Tan Kim Seng’s Will

People often mistake family trusts to be a relatively new concept in Asia and Singapore. After all, family trusts were first popularized by Western private banks with a dramatic rise of family offices in recent years. I was captivated by a social media post by the Citizen Archivist project organized by the National Archival Board […]

7 Ideas that Breathe Life into Your Family Trust

Do you know that setting up family trust funds are no longer reserved for the super-rich? In recent years, more licensed trust companies are setting up shop in Singapore, targeting families with as low as $3M in household wealth. With Singapore becoming an “old money” economy, there’s a growing number of younger millionaires who acquired […]