Organised by Hubbis – an organisation that focuses on the wealth management industry in Asia, with a particular focus on development, training, and changing the current ‘mindset’ – the one-day forum provided insights from experts into overseas markets.
These included treatises on topics such as; sharing best practices; the components of successful businesses; and lessons learned from developing and managing wealth management offerings, and dealing with rules and regulatory bodies in a timely and respectful manner.
Hubbis is a company that specialists in providing wealth management institutions with quality online content and training, and the events that Hubbis organise attract the most experienced wealth advisors in the region, across a broad spectrum of investors and industry experts – ranging from institutions, to family and private investment offices, to ultra-high-net-worth Individuals.
Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the first agroforestry investment company that Hubbis has invited to appear at one of its events, and its presence, not surprisingly, stimulated a great deal of curiosity and interest. Nearly all the delegates were eager to learn about the award-winning plantation management company and discover the impulses and processes behind an industry-leading vertically integrated business model. Many were intrigued to find out exactly what APC does, and how the now firmly-established industry giant has achieved such a high level of success.
It became clear to all those assembled that APC has created something extraordinary in the business world, having achieved a level of vertical integration that could very well be an industry blueprint. Hubbis and APC share core values, such as the need for transparency and accountability, and this was evidenced by the interest shown in the plantation company’s business model, which ticks so many boxes for those industry professionals who are looking for a more socially and environmentally conscious way of doing business.
Asia Plantation Capital has always ploughed its own furrow – embracing the ‘people, planet, profit’ ethos that should guide all global companies in plotting their future paths. Hubbis, with its avowed intention of improving and meeting the ‘fast-changing market and client needs’ through innovation has recognized that APC is a kindred spirit in an ever-changing commercial landscape that requires forward thinking and heightened levels of awareness.
The panel discussions at the forum covered topics such as ‘Building capacity and capability in wealth management in Malaysia’, ‘Wealthy business families – how do we meet their needs?’, and ‘The chicken and the egg: the asset management dilemma’ – all subjects that Asia Plantation Capital and its remarkable business model can, and does, have a significant bearing on.
Although operating privately since 2002, Plantation Capital was officially established in 2008 in the UK, before incorporation as Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka in 2009, followed by Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. With a workforce of more than 2,000 people and more than 150 plantations across the globe, the company has plans to expand further into other forestry products such as bamboo and teak in the very near future.
After a first successful collaboration in the Philippines, Asia Plantation Capital and Hubbis are happy to join forces again here in Malaysia and are certainly looking forward to working together again in the future in the organisation of more such events.