Jersey Finance will host a series of events as part of its Asia Roadshow 2016, including two private wealth-focused thought leadership events, entitled ‘Clear Direction’ which will be held at the Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai on 18 October and at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong on 20 October, from 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm.
Talks at both events will be led by Richard Corrigan, Deputy Chief Executive, Jersey Finance and bring together a number of industry experts to explore topics such as the global transparency agenda and beneficial ownership, the need for substance in 21st century international finance centres, and what the growth of the family office sector means for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) in the Far East.
Following on from the successful 2014 and 2015 roadshows, the events are set to attract a broad spectrum of the local advisory community, including wealth practitioners, lawyers, investment managers, and other finance professionals, and will include a light lunch and an opportunity to network.
This year Jersey Finance will also hold a dinner event in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on 19 October, focusing on how as a European funds centre Jersey can support Asian fund managers and investors. The dinner, expected to be popular amongst private equity managers and alternative funds lawyers, will include a keynote speech from a leading industry specialist and a discussion covering areas such as the EU’s AIFMD regulation, listings and IPOs.
Speaking ahead of the Roadshow events, Richard Corrigan commented: “The Jersey Finance Roadshows have been very well received over the past couple of years and we are delighted to be hosting these events again this year. It is clear that Jersey remains highly respected in the Far East as a destination for private wealth activity, as was reflected just last month with the first mainland Chinese firm establishing a managed trust company in Jersey through JTC, and we are looking to build on that through these events.
“Given Jersey’s strong position outside the EU but with good market access to the UK and continental Europe, however, we are also seeing growing interest from the Asian funds community in Jersey’s alternative funds capabilities, particularly across the private equity and real estate asset classes. Our dinner event in Hong Kong will provide an excellent platform for industry experts to discuss developments in the global funds landscape and gain a further insight into opportunities in Jersey.”