Although it may be a difficult conversation for advisors to instigate, the ways in which Asia-based high net worth individuals and families need to protect their businesses and family’s wealth when critical or long-term illnesses strike are both manifold and complex. Accordingly, WealthBriefingAsia, in conjunction with Friends Provident International, will bring together a panel of industry practitioners and experts who will address the following questions to help you best utilise the tools at your disposal for financial planning:

  • What legacy and estate planning tools can insurance provide?
  • How can Asia’s market be developed to match the likes of North American front-runners?
  • How should Asia’s wealthy protect their business and families when long-term illness unexpectedly occurs?
  • Are Asian families currently getting the right kind of protection and advice?

This will be a must-attend event for wealth managers looking to offer the best advice to their high net worth individual clients to help them prepare for whatever may come.


08.15 – 09.00 Registration and refreshments 09.00 – 10.15 Keynote presentation 09.15 – 10.45 Panel session and Q&A 10.45 – 11.00 Networking


Date and Time

Date: Tuesday 4th October - 2016
Time: 8:15 am – 11:00 am


Equinox, Swissôtel The Stamford

Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882

About our Sponsors


Speakers’ Chair

Tom Burroughes

Group Editor

ClearView Financial Media

Tom Burroughes is group editor of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of WealthBriefing, WealthBriefingAsia and Family Wealth Report. Tom has worked at ClearView since 2008, reporting on news stories, interviewing industry […]

Keynote Speaker

Andrew Waddell

Managing Director

Friends Provident International

Andrew is a highly experienced and successful financial services executive and company director having held senior roles with AMP Limited and AXA Asia Pacific Holdings in Australia. For the past […]


Jill Hoffman, FSA, FCIA, FSAS

Chief Operating Officer

Munich Re

Jill Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Canada with a Bachelor of Mathematics.  She received her Fellowship into the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of […]

Mark Smallwood TEP

North Asia Coverage Team Head – Singapore

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Mark Smallwood is a Managing Director. He is based in Singapore. In his current role he is responsible for several Singapore based coverage teams which report into the North Asia […]

Mike Buffini

Associate Partner

St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Mike has been working in wealth management for over 28 years looking after expatriate clients of many nationalities while based in locations such as Hong Kong, Belgium, Spain, Isle of […]

Toby Simpson

Regional Sales Director

Friends Provident International

Toby Simpson is the Regional Sales Director for Friends Provident International (FPI). His remit encompasses all sales and distribution related activity in South East Asia. In his 20 years of […]