GCC Consulting

Hedge Fund/ Private Equity, Family Office, Impact/ Sustainable Investing

Hong Kong is one of the top asset and wealth  management centre in the world. The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in Hong Kong published a survey that Hong Kong recorded a 2% year-on-year increase in assets under management (AUM) to HKD35,546 billion as at the end of 2021 for Hong Kong’s asset and wealth management business. The total number of staff in the asset and wealth management business increased 12% to 54,003. The Government of Hong Kong also has initiatives to promote Hong Kong as the centre for family office and green financing in recent years.

GCC Consulting provides an intergraded approach in dealing with regulatory & compliance, and sustainability communications under one roof to ensure all communications to stakeholders are in one voice.

GCC Consulting advises hedge fund, private equity firms and family offices for developing integrated PR, communications and marketing plan with initiatives to support fundraising, deal sourcing and growth in investee companies. We develop differentiated brand and sustainability messaging to support the firm’s brand, raise brand awareness among founders, and entrepreneurs, highlight the firm’s approach in portfolio value creation and assist in managing public profile, and media relation. 

GCC Consulting also assists hedge fund, private equity firms and family offices with impact/ sustainable investing strategy in their mandates to raise brand awareness of their commitment to this ESG/ Sustainability strategy. We refine their brand image and communication messages, through media relations, thought leadership, social media platform and events, to raise visibility and credibility of their approach in respect of environmentally and socially responsible investing.  We help clients achieve:

  • Clearly articulate the company’s investment philosophy and how impact/ sustainable investing is core to its investment mission
  • Raise awareness of the firm’s investment approach of generating investment and social returns that ESG investment strategies can generate
  • Through the firm’s feature stories, facilitate inbound inquiries from target founders, and private investors
  • In respect of private equity funds, we assist in setting up the private equity fund formation, and advise on selection of fund jurisdiction and type of fund vehicle
  • Advise on the process of onboarding private equity investors (including review on private placement memoranda (“PPMs”) and other offering documents
  • Advise on regulatory requirements for operating private equity funds under the requirements of SFC
  • In relation to hedge funds managers, we advise clients on matters starting from the beginning, including how to set up a hedge fund, how to set up a hedge fund and other operational matters
  • Assist in fund formation that includes selection of fund vehicle, fund jurisdiction and fund structure
  • Assist in preparing PPMs, and other promotion documents 
  • Provide operational support in respect of the operations of the hedge fund
  • Ongoing regulatory support to comply with SFC’s rules and regulations
  • Assist in SFC examination and inspection
  • Assist clients in setting up family offices in Hong Kong and advise them in respect of regulatory matters under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”), and suggest options for structure that may not trigger to obtain licence from Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”)
  • Ongoing compliance support in account opening, KYC process, and relationship with private banks and other private wealth management firms
  • Assist impact/ sustainable investment firms for compliance support in respect of ESG obligations and climate disclosures under the relevant requirements of SFC


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