Jersey Finance is delighted to invite you to our ‘Asia Community of Interest Group’ taking place virtually on Monday 24 January 2022 between 9.00 am – 10.00 am (GMT) on GoToWebinar.

This event will be hosted by Maria McDermott, Business Development Director – Greater China who will provide a regional update on mainland China, HK, Singapore and Malaysia as well as an update on our activity for 2022.

Please note that the format of these events may change subject to circumstances, however we will keep you informed of this eventuality.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the events team.


Maria McDermott › Business Development – Asia
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Maria is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an associate member of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Born in Jersey, she has over twenty years’ experience working in the international finance industry and is experienced in investment funds, private wealth, compliance, risk management and project management.

She has been based in Asia for the last ten years having transferred to Hong Kong from Ogier Fiduciary Services Jersey to develop the fiduciary services business in Hong Kong. During her time in Asia she has also worked for various listed entities and financial service providers in Singapore and Shanghai, and is now based full time in Shanghai.

Prior to her time in Asia she spent over ten years working for a number of law firms and fiduciary service providers in Jersey.

Christopher Griffin

Christopher Griffin Partner, Carey Olsen

Chris has broad experience of both general international corporate and funds work with particular expertise in private equity and hedge funds, having spent ten years in the City at two leading international firms and a large hedge fund. Chris advises on all aspects of fund and corporate transactions, including the legal and regulatory aspects of fund launches, and joint ventures. He also has considerable experience in dealing with the Jersey Financial Services Commission in navigating investment vehicles through the Jersey regulatory approval process as part of the Jersey funds team. He also spearheads Carey Olsen's crypto practice, having advised on a series of token offerings/ICOs, crypto funds and crypto exchanges.