Global developments in the information exchange arena, together with evolution within wealth management strategies, and structures in growth markets around the world are set to form the focus of the Jersey Finance Annual Private Client Conference in London this year.

Taking place on Tuesday 13th May at 8 Northumberland Avenue, the first London venue to have Musion 3D hologramming technology, the conference, entitled ‘A World of Opportunity’, will feature a number of keynote speakers, including Stephanie Flanders (Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for JP Morgan Asset Management), and panel debates surrounding current issues affecting wealth management professionals. 

As well as sessions on the international transparency agenda, future trends and opportunities for private client practitioners will also be examined. In the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Jersey Foundation, the changing use of trust and wealth management structures in emerging and growth markets will also come under the microscope, including a discussion on philanthropy and the role of International Finance Centres (IFCs).

One of the keynote speakers, Stephanie Flanders will also be a panel moderator. Stephanie was previously an editor and presenter for the BBC on television and radio, an FT columnist and reporter for the New York Times. The award winning journalist also wrote speeches and advised the US Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration. 

Richard Hay, Tax Partner and Head of the private banking practice at Stikeman Elliot, will also give a keynote speech. The Co-Chairman for the London-based international committee for STEP will explore the changing landscape for transparency and information exchange, analysing the impact of the ever increasing volume of data flowing across border, the various information exchange models, and the UK’s recent agreements with the Crown Dependencies. 

Geoff Cook, CEO, Jersey Finance, who will provide an introduction at the event, said:

“The global private wealth management landscape is evolving at a fast pace, driven by the emergence of new regional markets alongside an increasing political focus on transparency, information exchange and tax policy. I am delighted that such an impressive line-up of speakers and panellists join us for our event this year, to debate issues pertinent to private client practitioners, cut through some of the noise and uncertainties and provide a clearer picture of where the global private client sector is heading.

“With a focus on quality and stability, and regulatory and legislative standards that surpass many other countries and jurisdictions, Jersey has an increasingly important role to play in the long-term future of the international private client sector.”

Jersey Finance’s Annual Private Client Conference takes place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, starting at 12.30pm and finishing at 5pm, with a drinks reception afterwards. Further information is available and places can be booked at