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Establishing Singapore as a Philanthropic Hub – Your role

The Association of Independent Wealth Managers (Singapore), in partnership with UBS Singapore, is proud to present a half-day event dedicated to advancing Singapore’s vision of becoming a regional philanthropic hub. This insightful gathering brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and passionate advocates to explore the dynamic landscape of philanthropy and drive collective action towards meaningful social impact.

Overview of Philanthropy in Southeast Asia within a global context

Amidst Singapore’s aspirations to emerge as a regional philanthropic powerhouse, this session offers a comprehensive overview of the philanthropic landscape in Singapore and Southeast Asia within a global context. Participants will gain valuable insights into the strategic initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and innovative approaches driving philanthropic growth and impact across borders.

Blended Finance

Central to Singapore’s ambition as a philanthropic hub is the adoption of blended finance models. Attendees will delve into the transformative potential of blending different types of capital to address pressing social challenges at scale. Through engaging discussions and real-world case studies, participants will discover how blended finance can catalyze sustainable change and foster inclusive growth across the region.

Regulatory, Legal, and Operational Considerations in Philanthropy

As Singapore positions itself as a regional philanthropic hub, navigating regulatory, legal, and operational complexities is essential. This segment provides invaluable insights into the regulatory frameworks, compliance requirements, and operational best practices shaping the philanthropic ecosystem. Participants will gain actionable strategies for ensuring transparency, accountability, and impact in their philanthropic endeavours.

Sharing by Beneficiary: Home for Good

The event culminates with a heartfelt sharing by a beneficiary, Home for Good, highlighting the profound impact of philanthropy on local communities. Through personal anecdotes and inspiring narratives, attendees will witness firsthand how Singapore’s emergence as a regional philanthropic hub is transforming lives and fostering sustainable social change.

Join us for an illuminating half-day event as we collectively work towards establishing Singapore as a beacon of philanthropic excellence in the region. Together, let us harness the power of compassion, collaboration, and innovation to create a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Where:  UBS University, L4, Rooms Pepper and Paprika (9 Penang Road, Singapore 238459)

Dress Code: Smart Casual

9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM Welcome Note by AIWM
9:35 AM Opening Address by Patrick Busse, Head GFIM Singapore, UBS AG
9:45 AM Overview of philanthropy and social impact landscape
Sheryl Fofaria, Head of Social Impact & Philanthropy SEA, UBS AG
10:15 AM Scaling Blended Finance with Philanthropy
Egwin Fan, Associate, Asia Pacific, Convergence
10:45 AM Regulatory, legal, operational aspects
David Chee, Partner, Wong Partnership
11:15 AM Panel discussion
Moderator: Edwin Lee, CEO, Covenant Capital
  • Carol Liew, Managing Director, ECCA Family Foundation
  • Phillip Wang, Investor, Philanthropy, Educator, Engineer
  • Weina Li, CEO, Sunline Foundation
12:00 PM Sharing by a beneficiary - Home for Good
Joseph Gan, Chairman, Home for Good
12:15 PM Q&A
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Event Ends



Egwin Fan

Associate, Asia Pacific

Carol Liew

Managing Director
ECCA Family Foundation

Joseph Gan

Home for Good

Weina Li

Sunline Foundation

Sheryl Fofaria

Head of Social Impact and Philanthropy, Southeast Asia

David Chee

Wong Partnership

Phillip Wang

Investor, Philanthropy, Educator, Engineer


Important Notes:

1) Certificates of Attendance (COA) are issued based on attendance records.
2) A SGD150.00 event cancellation fee per person is applicable for this event.
3) A SGD150.00 no-show penalty fee per person applies.
4) By registering for this event, you agree and consent to AIWM’s Privacy Policy.




This event is for Associate / Ordinary members only.


May 08 2024


09:00 AM - 02:00 PM


UBS University
L4, Rooms Pepper and Paprika (9 Penang Road, Singapore 238459)


AIWM Singapore
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