Chinese investment management firm Mason Baxter is planning to expand its wealth management operations in Asia Pacific to increase penetration within both the institutional and individual customer segments.
The company is planning to offer a range of services, including strategic investment, a family office and bespoke retirement planning to HNWI customers in the region.
Mason also intends to target pension providers and insurers with a dedicated fixed income division, which will focus on sovereign and corporate debt assets and pre-IPO share issuance in technology companies.
Mason Baxter portfolio manager said: “The Asia Pacific region is creating millionaires at an impressive rate and all indications are that wealth management service providers have failed to keep pace with demand and a marked increase in financial sophistication.
“While in the past, there may have been justification for considering potential clients in this region to be less sophisticated than those in, say, Europe, Japan and the United States, our research shows a burgeoning demographic eager to put money to work in new assets and products.
“Our aim as far as individual clients are concerned is to provide an advisory service they can grow to trust; one they know they can count on to have their best interests at heart,” added the portfolio manager.