An interesting survey shows that the majority of respondents of Asia's next generation have a strong desire to be involved in financial decisions to ensure that their assets are protected and to continue growing their wealth. The survey also revealed a couple of new trends among respondents from the region. Respondents from the mainland take seriously their role as the future custodians of the family wealth and business, and that most have invested in equities, followed by fixed income, property and mutual funds. According to the research from Barclays Wealth, the next generation of wealthy individuals in Asia, including China, is found to be hard at work, and less than half feel that wealth is to be enjoyed. This is contrary to the popular belief that those born with silver spoons in their mouths are rebellious and spoilt. More than half of respondents interviewed in Asia believe that they should make their own mark in the family business, and it is important to them that they build on their family's achievements. Expectations from the family is a key motivator for many next-generation leaders of family businesses in China, who spend a significant amount of time preparing for future family responsibilities. The study on the next-generation leaders of family businesses in Asia is the latest research by Barclays Wealth on high-net-worth individuals in the region. It seeks to shed light on this segment of family business leaders, examining their personal values, attitudes and motivations, alongside their personal wealth management needs, and their expectations and usage of private banking services. The British investment bank conducted interviews across six Asian markets - the mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan - with the children of business families with a family wealth of at least US$45 million. Overall, the next generation in China is optimistic towards their family business. Only 17 per cent of respondents feel that it would be better to start something new, rather than use the family business as a crutch. Most respondents working in their family business are doing so out of filial responsibility or duty and have not considered any other option. The report also shows that the next generation in China wants to be increasingly involved in financial decisions to ensure their assets are protected, desiring to grow their wealth beyond present levels.