Guernsey continues to build Far East presence
Results from a week long trip to Hong Kong has lead Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, to say that the position of the island as a source of financial expertise is on a strong growth trajectory in the region.
In Hong Kong, Le Poidevin delved into the local operations of Louvre Group, Mourant Ozannes, Newhaven Trust and Ogier Fiduciary Services.
“It is extremely pleasing to see the progress that these firms are making in the Far East,” she said.
“They are helping Guernsey to build strong relationships with Asia and laying the foundations for future business growth between the regions. It was very useful to visit their offices as a way to better understand their businesses. In addition, I met with the Hong Kong office of the London Stock Exchange. Guernsey is well known to them for our position as the non-UK listings leader in terms of the number of Guernsey companies listed across the London markets, so meeting with their officials was extremely beneficial.”
Le Poidevin also took part in manning the Guernsey booth at the annual SuperReturn Asia investor conference. This saw further contacts established, and served as a litmus test as to how much further development can be done to propmose Guernsey in the region.
Another Guernsey delegation is scheduled to travel to Asia later in October, visiting Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.