In the past three months since our last newsletter, we’ve seen the gradual easing of restrictions, allowing us to return to some form of normality in our daily lives and begin in-person business meetings once more. We remain positive that the second half of the year will see a return to international travel for our team, based across our global network of offices. 

Speaking of Jersey’s global connections, preparations are well under-way for Global Jersey, our annual special one-day event which highlights Jersey’s global network and the multi-faceted areas of our finance industry. At the inaugural event last year, delegates representing more than 30 countries tuned in, from finance professionals, lawyers, business introducers and other key contacts. The event is designed to highlight Jersey’s strengths as an international finance centre, the role it can play in supporting global economies, and the breadth of its services. At the same time, the panel session structure of the day enables expert speakers from around the world to contribute to a whole series of issues pertinent to the financial services industry. The event this year takes place on Wednesday 14 July, and I would really encourage you to view the seven different sessions available and join us for those of most value to you.

In the second quarter of the year, we have continued to offer a number of events in a virtual format, as well as contributing to several third party events and webinars across several regions. Many of these, including our popular Funds Masterclasses and the unveiling of Jersey’s new sustainable finance strategy, are available to watch again on our website, and please do also keep an eye on our website events pages for upcoming events. We have also recently concluded several reports, surveys and thought leadership pieces on ESG and funds domiciliationfintech and ESGIslamic finance solutions, private wealth and much more. To access this wealth of information, please open an account if you haven’t already done so, it is both easy to do and free-of-charge.

As always, relationships remain key for me and my team and our unique global representation has enabled us to work well and successfully adapt to the current environment. Our regional directors have continued to broaden and deepen relationships in our key target markets in the UK, Europe, the Gulf region, Asia, Africa, India and the US, and are still very much available to help as before, so please do get in touch.