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Business Mandarin for Family Office and Offshore Trustees

The wealthy from China are fast becoming the second largest group of billionaires in the world, accounting for nearly one in eight of the world's billionaire wealth, according to the UBS/PWC Billionaires Analysis 2019. In recent years, Singapore has emerged as the preferred jurisdiction for the wealthy to set up family offices and offshore trusts. Are you ready to capture this huge opportunity?

This course aims to instill wealth management professionals with the language and presentation skills pertaining to family offices and offshore trusts in order to empower them to communicate effectively and efficiently with Chinese clients.

Module Content

Develop your vocabulary, refine your presentation skills and be more fluent in Business Mandarin pertaining to:

  • Family view of wealth, desire and risk
  • Function and mission of family office
  • Family strategic planning path map
  • Allocation strategies of family financial assets
  • Unique challenges for China's ultra-rich families
  • Introduction of Family Offices in Singapore
  • Introduction of Family Trusts
  • Advantages of offshore family trusts in Singapore


Lessons are conducted in a structured yet pragmatic manner as lectures are blended with group discussions, role-plays and individual assessments. The group discussions give participants the opportunities to share their experience while role-playing and presentation help the practice and application of the vocabulary and techniques learned through the course.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to communicate in professional Business Mandarin and elaborate on the functions, processes, and advantages of setting up family offices & offshore trusts in Singapore, leveraging on the deep understanding about the unique challenges faced by ultra-rich Chinese families to gain trust and convince Chinese clients.

Target Participants:

Professionals, Managers, Executives in the Wealth Management industry who wish to develop their Business Mandarin vocabulary pertaining to family offices and offshore trusts

Medium of Instruction:


Total Training Hours: 24 hours (3 hours x 8 weeks)

Min. Chinese Proficiency of Applicant:

C6 Pass for GCE ‘O’ Level

Able to comprehend and answer the assessment in Chinese according to the learning mode

In-classroom Training: writing - pen and paper

Synchronous e-learning: hanyu pinyin input method (汉语拼音输入法) using one’s personal computer (PC) web-browser

Assessment and Certification

Participants who achieve 75% attendance and pass the end-of-course assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency.

Course Schedule


13th December 2023 to 31th January 2024


7.00pm to 10.00pm (Wednesday)

Mode of Delivery:

Delivered via synchronous e-learning


Please call 63341080 for more information


7.00pm to 10.00pm

Mode of Delivery:

Delivered via synchronous e-learning

Total Training Hours: 24 hours (3 hours x 8 weeks)
Registration Closing Date: 7 days before course commencement

Course Fees

Category Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents Employer-sponsored and Self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored Local Employees (i.e Singapore Citizen & Permanent Residents)
Funding Source SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Course Fees $650.00 $650.00 $650.00
SkillsFuture Funding $325.00 $455.00 $455.00
Total Nett Fee $325.00 $195.00 $195.00
GST (8%) $52.00 $52.00 $52.00
Total Fee Payable to SCCIOB $377.00 $247.00 $247.00

Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and/or any other additional fees that may be stipulated.

Course fees can be offset by using your SkillsFuture Credit!


  In-Classroom Training Synchronous e-learning
TGS Code TGS-2023017854 TGS-2023017852
Course Support Period 09 Jan 2023 to 08 Jan 2025 09 Jan 2023 to 08 Jan 2025

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