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Asia

We’ve been promoting Jersey’s finance industry in mainland China since 2005 and we opened an office in Hong Kong in October 2009 to meet the current and future needs of regional investors.

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In brief An economic powerhouse, the opportunities in the Asia finance markets, including China, Hong Kong and Singapore, extend across the financial services industry and give us a clear platform to showcase Jersey as the international finance centre of choice.

With trade and business connections in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand – Jersey firms can support the growing economy within these countries,

Together, we provide expertise and experience in specialist funds and other investment vehicles to support both inward and outward FDI for the infrastructure projects undertaken, through Jersey’s leading international finance centre.

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We work with a whole range of national and international financial services firms based in Jersey. Browse our business directory for more information, or to search for a specific organisation.

Our Work in the Region:

  • We support inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) for infrastructure projects through our integrated business development strategy across Asian markets
  • We assist in family wealth management and pre-IPO planning
  • We signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with China in October 2010 and a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong in February 2012
  • We continue to support our permanent presence in Hong Kong and Shanghai with regular business seminars, roadshows and receptions to enhance our relationships and contacts in the region
  • Within the capital markets sector, there are at least 77 Jersey companies listed on stock exchanges worldwide, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where the combined market capitalisation approaches £179 billion (as at 31 December 2021)
Asia Factsheets ›

Keep up to date on the latest developments with our factsheets.

Our Asia Finance Focussed Research

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Choosing the Right Jurisdiction for Your Family Office – Getting it Right
This research features findings from a mini-survey of wealth management professionals on the financial needs and choices of Asia’s UHNW community as they scan the globe for optimal wealth management advice.
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The Evolution of Family Offices in Asia – Views from Asia’s Wealth Management Community
Our whitepaper examines the views of wealth managers to understand and communicate the development of family offices in Asia and the use of IFCs among the region's wealth management community. Produced in partnership with Hubbis, the paper reveals that the next generation of ultra-high-net-worth families will play a crucial role in expanding family offices in the region, leading to new developments and changes in the wealth management landscape.
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The Future for International Financial Centres – Views from Asia’s Wealth Management Market
This white paper highlights tax compliance as one of the highest priorities for Asian high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) when considering an overseas structure. Research finds this is driven by a number of recent global and local regulations, covering disclosures and cross-border exchange of data.
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Thought Leadership – How to Service Chinese Wealth as it Goes Global
Reflecting on the views of wealth management and professional services practitioners working across mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore, the research highlighted that high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in China are failing to address a number of challenges which could cause longer-term pressures on their succession plans.
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The Internationalisation of Chinese Wealth – Diversify, Protect and Grow – 2016
“The Internationalisation of Chinese Wealth” report is based on proprietary research conducted in September 2016 by Jersey Finance and Hubbis, a provider of events and financial content for Asia's Wealth Management community, from interviews with industry representatives. The white paper examines the driving forces behind Chinese investors’ increasing appetite for foreign investment, and the risks and challenges they must prepare for in doing so.
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Working Together

Community of Interest Group
Join our Asia Community of Interest Group

Our business development director provides bi-annual updates on Asia’s business development activities, events, visits and other marketing activities to our Community of Interest Group, which comprises of Jersey Finance members who are focussed on doing business in the region.

To find out more about working together and joining this group, please contact: jersey@jerseyfinance.je.

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Jersey: A Funds Jurisdiction of Choice
In this funds-focussed thought leadership article about the Asian market, our business development director discusses how 2020 presents an opportune moment for fund jurisdictions.
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International Finance Centres Well Poised to Capture Private and Alternative Placement Opportunities in the Post COVID-19 World
A thought leadership article about investor interest in the alternative investments market, post COVID-19.
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Wealth Planning in Unusual Times
This blog-style piece reflects on the issues affecting family offices in Asia and how wealth management professionals can support client demands.
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Asia’s Great Wealth Transfer
Our latest white paper, produced in collaboration with Hubbis researched the evolution of Asia’s wealth management market.
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