Singapore Breakfast Briefing: Wealth Preservation and Investor Migration in a Transparent Environment


Citizenship of another country can create myriad wealth planning and structuring opportunities for internationally-mobile HNWIs, as well conferring invaluable security and lifestyle benefits in an increasingly uncertain world.

Not all regimes have been created equal, however. Certain types of residency and passport hold different attractions for different types of client, and the complexities of foreign direct investment should not be underestimated.

Join your senior industry peers to explore how international citizenship solutions can be created for clients that leverage all the available wealth management benefits in an efficient and above-all compliant manner.


08.15 – 09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.00 – 10.30 Panel session and Q&A

10.30 – 11.00 Networking


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 22nd September • 2016
Time: 8:15 am – 11:00 am


Raffles Hotel

Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673


Peter Godber

Leader – Tax Services

Grant Thornton

Peter Godber has over 30 years’ experience in taxation advisory services, working with several high profile firms. For most of the last 20 years, he has practised with Grant Thornton.

He has advised individuals and businesses, both private and public, and has specialised in international taxation.

He is currently leader of taxation services in the Singapore office of Grant Thornton, working with a team of tax professionals servicing the compliance and advisory needs of local and international clients of Grant Thornton.

Professional qualifications and memberships:

  • National Councillor of The Tax Institute in Australia
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Executive member of the Singapore branch of the International Fiscal Association

Richard Grasby


Maples and Calder

Richard is a partner in Maples and Calder’s trusts and private wealth practice in Hong Kong. He advises institutional trustees and private individuals on all areas of trust law and related private wealth issues. Richard also advises trustees, investment managers and investors on the establishment of investment funds, with a particular focus on unit trusts and private funds for wealthy individuals and families. He acts for trustees and settlors on the establishment and administration of private and charitable trusts and the establishment of private trust companies and family offices. He also acts in respect of estate planning and administration of estates. Richard has been named as a leading lawyer on Citywealth’s leaders list and recommended as a leading trusts lawyer in Legal 500. He regularly writes for industry journals and has spoken at several conferences in Asia.

Wong Lee

Head of Wealth Planning Singapore

Union Bancaire Privee

Wong Lee Head of Wealth Planning Singapore for Union Bancaire Privée.

In this role, Lee is responsible for spearheading the delivery of innovative and market-leading wealth structuring solutions in the areas of intergenerational succession planning, tax and estate planning, legacy planning, liquidity planning, family governance and philanthropy advisory. She covers the markets of Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and the Non-Resident India segment.

A lawyer by training, Lee has some 20 years of experience in the legal, fiduciary and financial services. She joined from UBS, where she was responsible for advising high net worth clients in addressing their family wealth transition needs as well as philanthropic aspirations.

Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. She was appointed a Chartered Trustee by the Singapore Trustee Association in 2015

Philippe A May

Managing Director

Arton Capital

The Hon. Philippe A. May is a part of the inception of the Arton Capital office in Singapore and oversees the Asia Pacific Region. His career began as a portfolio manager for Asian Equities at Credit Suisse in Zurich. After his move to Singapore he became vice president of EFG Private Bank and director of VP Bank. Mr. May is a Swiss-certified financial planner and banking specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and studied Chinese at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. In 2011 the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines appointed him as its Honorary Consul to Singapore.

Dr Angelo Venardos

Chief Executive Officer

Heritage Trust Group

Dr Angelo Venardos is founder and CEO of the Heritage Trust Group, an independent trust and corporate services company with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and the BVI, and has associated entities in Brunei, New Zealand and Seychelles.

In December 2013, Dr Venardos was appointed to the board of directors of STEP Worldwide in London. He is a member of the Singapore Trustees Association, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore Institute of Directors and Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is the editor of World's Leading Financial and Trust Centres , and Islamic Banking & Finance in South East Asia: Its Development & Future.

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