Maria McDermott, Business Development Consultant for Asia at Jersey Finance, featured prominently in an insight piece by ITV News entitled ‘Stronger economic ties with China a priority for Channel Islands’ financial sector’, which aired on Wednesday 28 February 2024. The segment focussed on the flourishing economic connections between the Channel Islands and Asia, particularly emphasising links with mainland China and Hong Kong SAR.

In the ITV News piece, Maria highlighted the significant opportunities emerging from the growing economic ties between the Channel Islands and Asia. She stressed the importance of enhancing Jersey’s profile in the region, stating,

“We are working hard to raise the brand profile and educate people on Jersey as a jurisdiction. China is a massive market. There’s so much business. There’s enough for everybody.”

Maria’s insights underscored the strategic efforts being made to strengthen Jersey’s relationship with Asia, especially mainland China, amidst evolving global regulations. Her role involves not only boosting the Island’s visibility but also fostering understanding and engagement within the Chinese financial market.

To watch the clip or read the article, visit the ITV News website.

Jersey's Relationship with Asia ›

Further explore the ties between Jersey and Asia in this regional video, featuring our CEO, Joe Moynihan; Business Development Director – South East Asia, Yiow Chong Tan; and, Business Development Consultant, Maria McDermott.