Christian Stewart

Family Legacy Asia (HK) Limited

Christian is an independent family advisor based in Hong Kong and the founder of Family Legacy Asia. He assists family enterprises and family offices with family governance, ownership succession, learning & development.

He facilitates family meetings and helps families to form and implement family councils, build collaborative skills, address conflicts and develop their own family governance system. He also acts as an outsourced Chief Learning Officer, assisting with family learning and development.

Christian is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (“FFI”), and the recipient of the FFI’s 2021 Interdisciplinary Practice Award.  He has also received the Wealth Briefing Asia 2017 Award for Leading Individual Advisor.

Christian originally practiced as a solicitor in South Australia, moving to Hong Kong in 1994 and joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming a partner and head of their Trust & Private Client Group. In 2002 he joined JPMorgan Private Bank to head their Wealth Advisory team for Asia, before forming Family Legacy Asia in 2008.

Christian has contributed the following book chapters:

  • “Family Offices in Hong Kong” in Family Offices, The STEP Handbook for Advisors, Globe Law & Business, 2019;
  • “Trusts, Trustees & Family Businesses”, in Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions, Globe Law & Business, 2019;
  • “Practical tools for building healthy families” in Wealth of Wisdom, the Top 50 questions Wealthy Families Ask, edited by Tom McCullough and Keith Whitaker, Wiley, 2019;
  • “Succession Planning”, in The Lifecycle of the Family Business, a special report from Globe Law & Business, edited by Barbara Hauser and Alon Kaplan, 2020;
  • “Enhancing Sibling Relationships” in Wealth of Wisdom, Top Practices for Wealthy Families and their Advisors, edited by Tom McCullough and Keith Whitaker, Wiley, 2022.

He is also a regular contributor to The International Family Offices Journal.

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