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I. Institutional Professional Investor
a. any recognized exchange company, recognized clearing house, recognized exchange controller or recognized investor compensation company, or any person authorized to provide automated trading services;
b. any intermediary, or any other person carrying on the business of the provision of investment services and regulated outside Hong Kong;
c. any authorized financial institution, or any bank which is not an authorized financial institution but is regulated outside Hong Kong;
d. any authorized insurer, or any other person carrying on insurance business and regulated outside Hong Kong;
e. any scheme which:
(i) is a collective investment scheme authorized under the SFO; or
(ii) is similarly constituted under the law of any place outside Hong Kong and, if it is regulated under the law of such place, is permitted to be operated under the law of such place,
or any person by whom any such scheme is operated;
f. any registered Mandatory Provident Fund scheme, or its constituent fund, or any approved trustee or service provider of any such registered scheme or an investment manager of any such registered scheme or constituent fund;
g. any scheme which:
(i) is a registered occupational retirement scheme; or
(ii) is an offshore occupational retirement scheme and, if it is regulated under the law of the place in which it is domiciled, is permitted to be operated under the law of such place,
or any administrator of such a scheme;
h. any government (other than a municipal government authority), any institution which performs the functions of a central bank, or any multilateral agency;
i. any corporation which is:
(i) a wholly owned subsidiary of an entity specified in paragraph b or c above;
(ii) a holding company which holds all the issued share capital of an entity specified in paragraph b or c above; or
(iii) any other wholly owned subsidiary of a holding company referred to in subparagraph above.
II. Corporate Professional Investor
a. any trust corporation having been entrusted under the trust or trusts of which it acts as a trustee with total assets of not less than HKD 40 million or its equivalent in any foreign currency at the relevant date or:
(i) as stated in the most recent audited financial statement prepared in respect of the trust corporation within 16 months before the relevant date;
(ii) as ascertained by referring to one or more audited financial statements, each being the most recent audited financial statement, prepared in respect of the trust or any of the trusts within 16 months before the relevant date; or
(iii) as ascertained by referring to one or more custodian statements issued to the trust corporation in respect of the trust or any of the trusts within 12 months before the relevant date;
b. any corporation or partnership having
(i) a portfolio of not less than HKD 8 million or its equivalent in any foreign currency; or
(ii) total assets of not less than HKD 40 million or its equivalent in any foreign currency, at the relevant date, or as ascertained by referring to:
(A) the most recent audited financial statement prepared in respect of the corporation or partnership within 16 months before the relevant date; or
(B) one or more custodian statements issued to the corporation or partnership within 12 months before the relevant date
c. any corporation the sole business of which at the relevant date is to hold investments and which at the relevant date is wholly owned by any one or more of the following persons:
(i) a trust corporation that falls within the description in paragraph a;
(ii) an individual who, either alone or with any of his or her associates on a joint account, falls within the description in paragraph b;
(iii) a corporation that falls within the description in paragraph b;
(iv) a partnership that falls within the description in paragraph b.
III. Individual Professional Investor
a. any individual, either alone or with any of his or her associates on a joint account, having a portfolio of not less than HKD 8 million or its equivalent in any foreign currency at the relevant date or:
(i) as stated in a certificate issued by an auditor or a certified public accountant of the individual within 12 months before the relevant date; or
(ii) as ascertained by referring to one or more custodian statements issued to the individual (either alone or with the associate) within 12 months before the relevant date.
The financial services industry is going through monumental change; rather than react to change, we look to cut through the fog and deliver solutions of value to clients.
We have provided sober risk management and well thought out solutions in the past while still present on the platforms of large bank providers. Now with an independent set up and networks of best in class providers, we have the full flexibility and independence to stand by our clients.
It is important that there is a meeting of the minds between the needs our Clients and Arete’s capabilities. As such, our services are not for everyone.
If you are looking for a team that will fight for your interests, pay attention to the risk taken in managing investments, and willing to step back from the crowd for a little bit of different thoughts….then it will make sense for us to have a conversation and explore a collaboration.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We look forward to engagement in a mutually beneficial manner.
2017 was a marvellous year for investors – there could not have been a better time to have our first full year of our partnership at Arete Capital Asia. Of course, the markets were kind this year – the sun shines on all those that have been invested.
We have been fortunate to have engaged with numerous interesting people and families since we have started and a few of these have become clients. It is a great experience to have been able to deliver some fine outcomes in terms of performance or solutions. Arete Capital will continue to seek to add to the interesting people we work with – clients, of course, but also with the service providers we know deliver excellent value and results.
Charlie and I live every day towards demonstrating that the value of true impartial advice is a very powerful ally that is not so easy to find. We both have histories working in large financial companies and we are both motivated by this ‘true freedom’ of being able to engage prospects/clients without the constraints that come with being part of a large company. It is very liberating and energising!
….. and we are sure you will feel this difference when you meet with us. We look forward to that day!