Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association appoints new executives

The Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (GFIA) is to take on two new senior executives based in London and Gibraltar respectively to assist in promoting the industry.

Philip Canessa will be based at the Finance Centre in Gibraltar, while Victor Galliano will work from Gibraltar House in London.

James Lasry, chairman of GFIA said: “I am very excited about the prospect of working with Messrs Galliano and Canessa to develop Gibraltar as a funds and investment management jurisdiction. Gibraltar has the fund regime in the EU with the quickest time to market and I believe that the two Finance Centre senior executives will be able to spread this message effectively.”

Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services said: “The Government had a manifesto commitment to reinforce and strengthen the resources available at the Finance Centre Department in the context of new business development and this has been fulfilled.”

“Furthermore, a crucial additional commitment was to ensure that a senior executive responsible for developing new business would be based in London; Europe’s financial capital and a core market for Gibraltar. I am also delighted to complete the process started by my predecessor Gilbert Licudi. I am excited at the prospect of working with this team of professionals in promoting the Gibraltar experience in
partnership with our stakeholders in the private sector.”


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