Annie Chen is the principal and Chair of RS Group, a mid-sized HK-based family office committed to creating a paradigm shift in people’s values and priorities so that economic growth will support, instead of jeopardize, human development and environmental sustainability. Convinced that sustainability is the defining challenge of our times, Annie believes that one should, and can, “invest in the future one wants to create”.
Not only has Annie challenged RS Group to invest its own capital sustainably, she has made conscious efforts to seed/support particularly innovative philanthropic or impact investing strategies to enable the mainstreaming of environmental and social considerations in the wealth management context, particularly within Asia where such practices remain nascent. Towards that end, RS Group has incubated and launched a non-profit platform called the Sustainable Finance Initiative (“SFI”), an investor-sponsored community with a mission to raise awareness and mobilize capital towards sustainable finance in Hong Kong.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Annie obtained her BA from Brown University and her JD from Columbia Law School. After practicing tax law in San Francisco and Hong Kong for nearly a decade, Annie joined her siblings in managing the family office established by their parents. She founded RS Group in 2009 to manage her personal wealth.
Annie sits on the board of Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think tank in Hong Kong with a focus on the natural and built environments and their impact on the well-being of the community.