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Jersey Finance are delighted to be Associate Sponsor of SuperReturn Growth Markets Virtual for 2020.

This event combines SuperReturn Africa, SuperReturn Emerging Markets and SuperReturn Middle East- with 700+ industry experts, including 300 GPS and 200 LPs participating, bringing together leading growth market LPs and GPs.

Attendees will be able to engage with the event in real-time, through Q&A with speakers, audience polling and chat features.

To make sure everyone has ample time to connect with their fellow attendees, all meetings will take place virtually via video call through the digital event platform and can be scheduled 24 hours a day across all time zones.

Jersey Finance is proud to sponsor this unique event, and Elliot Refson, our Head of Funds, will be hosting a virtual “Funds Masterclass” session on Tuesday 1 December at 9.30am (GMT). If you would like to contact or arrange a meting with Elliot prior to this event, please use his contact profile above.

To discover more and to register your place, click here.

For more information, please contact a member of our Events Team.


Allan Wood › Global Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance
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Born in Liverpool, Allan has more than 25 years’ financial service experience in Jersey and the UK.

As Global Head of Business Development, Allan is responsible for overseeing the promotion of Jersey as a leading international finance centre across key strategic overseas markets including Africa, the Gulf region, Asia, the US and the UK.

Allan joined Jersey Finance in 2015 as Business Development Director, before being promoted to Regional Head – West, where he was responsible for overseeing the Africa, US and UK markets.

Prior to Jersey Finance, Allan spent five years with Barclays in Jersey, where he was Vice President and leader of the Jersey International business within Barclays Wealth & Investment Management division. Before this, he spent 20 years with Royal Bank of Scotland.

A keen runner in his spare time, Allan successfully completed the London Marathon in 2014 and 2016, while he is also Chairman of The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, a Director of Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football Foundation, and an advisor to the Cherie Blair Foundation’s 100,000 Women Campaign Board.

Elliot re-joined Jersey Finance in November 2018 from Crestbridge where he managed their Management Company Services Group.

Elliot’ role is to help define Jersey’s product offering for funds as well as to oversee the strategy and execution of marketing Jersey as both a domicile and destination for Alternative Investment Managers and their funds.

Elliot moved to Jersey in 2006 to establish a Macro strategy Hedge Fund under the Ermitage umbrella for whom he also seeded other Macro / CTA strategy Hedge Funds.

Elliot founded the Jersey Hedge Fund Managers Group and the Digital Asset Managers Group aimed at linking the growing community of local Managers and is a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association, the BVCA Channel Islands working group and the islands Funds’ Innovation Committee.

Desné Masie

Desné Masie Head of Strategic Advisory and Business Intelligence, IC Publications

Dr Desné Masie is an economist and thought leader in international financial markets, specialising in investment funds, technology, regulation and policy. She has held senior roles in academia, media and finance in the UK and South Africa. She is the chief strategist and founding partner at strategic advisory firm, IC Intelligence. Dr Masie is also the editorial director of the African Business magazine and podcast, and a columnist for Business Day. In London, she has been a senior associate in financial services at Global Counsel; the director of the Investec Investment Institute; and the corporate relations manager of the Royal African Society. In Johannesburg, she was a senior editor of the Financial Mail and a consultant at Alexander Forbes Group, South Africa's largest investment multi-manager. Dr Masie holds a PhD in Accounting & Finance from The University of Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance & Financial Law from The University of London, SOAS.