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The Asia Wealth Symposium is BlackRock's flagship event for regional business partners and is aimed at fostering conversations around topics that directly impact the business of wealth management and investment.

The Asia Wealth Symposium 2016 took place on May 17 - 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong. More than 200 clients from across the region attended with strong senior level representation from a number of business partners across all distribution channels. Highlights of AWS 2016 included Larry Fink discussing his views of global markets, panel discussions on the frontiers of wealth distribution and digitisation, an exploration of how China looks to achieve its desired future, and guest speaker Alec Ross addressing the industries of the future. This year’s event also hosted a record number of client speakers, participating in both main stage and break out group panels.

This year’s theme was Frontiers: From Cutting Edge to Competitive Edge. The frontiers of our industry are being pushed back at an accelerating pace. Ideas which were once niche are becoming increasingly mainstream and as investors look for the next big trend one thing is clear – tomorrow’s investment landscape will look very different from today's. The agenda was built around exploring the key trends in markets, distribution and product offerings which will impact how we all do business in the future.  

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