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THE LUXURY BUSINESS MAGAZINE FOR ASIAN ENTREPRENEURS

ASIAN WEALTH M A G A Z I N E

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| C O N TA C T S | EDITOR Melissa Stewart ms@media-36.com DEPUTY EDITOR Nima Suchak ns@media-36.com DESIGN & ART DIRECTION Christine Sullivan HEAD OF DIGITAL Nemash Patel PHOTOGRAPHY Kam Parmar; Wise Old Owl Studio; Rahul Khona; Simon Cudd Cover Nick and Jesse Bassi Photography Kam Parmar

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Simon Cudd; Shaz Memon; Ellie Parsons; Vaishali Shah;

Asian Wealth Magazine is the UK’s first and only luxury business magazine for Asian entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals. Published quarterly and distributed nationally, AWM caters for a generation filled with high-flying, motivated and inspirational professionals who pride themselves in being creative and able to enjoy life and its pleasures, in and out of the office. Each issue is comprised of profile interviews and Q&As with British Asian entrepreneurs, from up and comers to high-net-worth, successful, business individuals. Each issue is also packed with thought-provoking business articles, current affairs and dedicated sections for luxury travel, automotive, event previews and reviews. Enjoy.

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| EDITOR'S LETTER |

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Trump, trains and more! WELCOME TO THE LATEST edition of Asian Wealth Magazine. This issue’s cover stars are the Bassi brothers, founders of Childsplay Clothing. If you haven’t heard of the brand, you soon will, as they take the luxury children’s clothing market by storm. We had the opportunity to meet up with Nick and Jesse Bassi and were lucky enough to be given a tour of their flagship store and warehouse in Essex. It was so inspiring to see first-hand how much care and attention they put into every aspect of the business and how they are working hard to establish a unique, luxury brand. Turn to page 28 to read the full story. Also inside this issue, we thought it timely to find out more about one of the world’s most famous business moguls, who also happens to be the new president of the United States. In doing so, we explore what entrepreneurs can learn from Trump’s success and ask which strategies, if any, he successfully transferred from the boardroom to his electoral campaign. Find out more on page 44. Speaking of egos, we offer up tips for how to keep yours in check on page 64. After a particularly uncomfortable four-hour train journey into London recently, it’s safe to say that I’m a big advocate of travelling in comfort and style. There’s nothing worse than arriving for an important meeting, hot, bothered and in a panic. On page 100 we look at how to make business travel productive, ensuring you get the most out of every journey. I was sorry to miss our recent Muses event held in honour of International Women’s Day, and in partnership with Oxfam, Minerva Female Focus, PerrierJouet and Lalique. The event brought together some hugely inspiring women at the forefront of their respective industries. Luckily, our deputy ed Nima Suchak was on hand to go to the event. She shares her round-up and interviews with some of the attendees on page 54. I hope you enjoy this issue!

Editor of Asian Wealth Magazine

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CONTENTS

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28 INTERVIEWS

41 | Global news Business news from around the world

16 | Banking with a difference An interview with Nimesh Sanghrajka from

43 | In the boardroom

Mantra Capital

The latest business trends

28 | On the cover

47 | Watch out!

Nick and Jesse Bassi, owners of Childsplay

What’s hot from Watch Anish and inside

Clothing on building a luxury brand

SIHH 2017 with Marcus Watches

54 | Meet our muses

BUSINESS

In celebration of International Women’s Day we speak to some inspirational female

44 | The Trump effect

business leaders

What entrepreneurs can learn from Trump’s US election campaign

69 | Inside the Asian Awards

63 | Marketing automation

Awards founder, Paul Sagoo, on what we

How to connect with your customers using

can expect from this year’s event

savvy email marketing

REGULARS

64 | Ego management How to reach the top with humility

24 | Hot picks Our pick of pocket squares

26 | Publisher’s diary

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79 | How to shake hands like a pro The etiquette of a proper handshake

37 | On our radar

81 | Brand values

The latest business and luxury news

Entrepreneur Vaishali Shah on typography

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100 | Business travel tips

102 | Luxury travel

How to boost productivity while on

Varun Sharma discovers the delights of

the move

Lake Garda

LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

109 | Forever Cruises The world’s most luxurious fleet

60 | The concierge doctor VIP healthcare direct to your door

111 | An Arabian gem The top holiday destination only 45 minutes

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72 | 12 of the best Asian Awards moments

from Dubai.

Our pick of memorable moments from past

114 | Eyewitness

ceremonies

Inside the exclusive events we’ve been to recently

74 | 8 of the best morning power drinks

128 | The social network

Breakfast drinks to kick-start your day

AWM’s social media highlights

84 | Television Centre A first-look inside this new luxury living complex in West London

91 | On the road Off-roading across Scotland in a MercedesBenz G-Class

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95 | Experiencing The Icon Three chic London bars to visit to enjoy Chivas Regal ‘The Icon’

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BANKING DIFFERENCE

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NEW COMMERCIAL FINANCE BROKERAGE FIRM MANTRA CAPITAL IS BEATING BANKERS’ BAD REPUTATIONS AND LEADING A REVOLUTION IN OLD-SCHOOL PERSONAL SERVICE. ELLIE PARSONS SPEAKS TO ITS 30-SOMETHING CO-FOUNDER AND CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR, NIMESH SANGHRAJKA, ABOUT ITS DIRECTION. Photographs: Kam Parmar

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