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Asia’s Upcoming Private Fund Domicile
With mounting uncertainties and volatility today, investors have become even more discerning with their asset management decisions as well as mandates. In addition, a fund’s domicile is increasingly becoming a key evaluation factor as the concern with tax transparency grows.

Join us to discover Labuan IBFC’s fund ecosystem, specifically its private fund and protected cell company structure. We will explore the benefits of its utilisation for private and hedge funds, in addition to learning key market dynamics that are driving fund management trends today.

Register now to secure your place for this live webinar on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 4.00PM (GMT +8).


  • CAROLINE WONG

    Caroline is the Principal Officer and Senior Director of TMF Labuan. She has been promoting and administering Labuan structures in Labuan IBFC since joining TMF Group 15 years ago. Currently, she oversees the entire operations of TMF Labuan and heads the Trust and Corporate Solutions business.

    She started her profession in corporate governance and secretarial practices in a leading corporate secretarial firm in Malaysia over 20 years ago. Prior to joining TMF Group, she was Chartered Secretary in public listed companies in Malaysia.

    Caroline is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK (ICSA), a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) with the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) and a Trust Officer approved by the Labuan Financial Services Authority. She is also a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner and member of STEP since 2015.

  • FARAH JAAFAR

    Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Labuan Financial Services Authority, the statutory Regulatory Authority for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, operating under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Labuan IBFC Incorporated serves as the jurisdiction’s official market development agency.

    A seasoned strategic communication, market development and financial services professional, she brings with her experience spanning more than 25 years in wholesale financial services, putting her in good stead to develop Labuan IBFC as Asia’s go-to midshore wholesale financial intermediation centre.

    Formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), Farah has served in numerous senior market development and strategic communications roles.

    She has also represented the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, a nationwide industry led lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers during the demutualisation exercise of the national exchange, allowing her a unique hands-on experience surrounding high strategic level issues relating to multiple stakeholder management, eco-system curation and long-term strategic business strategy.

    Passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, she strongly believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Farah has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

  • JENNIFER CHANG

    Jennifer is presently a Partner who heads the Financial Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd. She also functions as the Islamic Finance Tax Leader for PwC in Asia.

    Jennifer has extensive tax experience of nearly 30 years both in Malaysia and Australia. Her experience in Malaysia includes advising clients on tax matters relating to income tax, real property gains tax, stamp duty, service tax, applicable tax incentives and double tax treaties. She has also been extensively involved in numerous financial services and property clients and assignments as well as structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring.

    Jennifer speaks regularly at public seminars on taxation of the financial services industry including property sector, Islamic banking, asset backed securitisation, International Tax, Labuan, etc.

  • NIK SHAHRIZAL SULAIMAN

    Nik Shahrizal is a Partner and the Islamic finance leader in PwC Malaysia. He has over 20 years of experience in the assurance and advisory profession, covering a wide range of engagements from strategy, operations, governance and risk management.

    He trained in the United Kingdom as a Big Four auditor with specialisation in the financial sector.

    Nik is professionally qualified in the area of chartered accountancy (ICAEW), investments (CFA), risk management (FRM) and treasury (PKMC).

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