Relationships are key for myself 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.
Closer to home, our close relationships with the Government of Jersey, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, Digital Jersey and Jersey Finance Member firms provides an excellent ecosystem for us to do business, adapting and evolving as needed to continue to provide the same great service to clients.
In the first quarter of this year, we have hosted a range of events and strategic engagements across the globe, sharing the latest information on key topics such as why Jersey is a destination of choice for funds, private wealth, sustainability and family office. We have an extensive suite of global events and communications to share with you in the coming months so that you can make an informed decision about Jersey and its offering. This includes reports and thought leadership pieces on ESG and funds domiciliation, Islamic finance solutions, private wealth, corporate services and much more. Please do visit our website and open an account to access this wealth of information and do get in touch if you would like to discuss anything in more detail.
Another event in this first quarter was the end of the transition period for the UK leaving the EU and I thought I would take moment here to explain the Jersey position in light of this change. For financial services Jersey has access to the EU market through its own bilateral agreements and arrangements, which are independent from the UK’s relationship to the EU. Therefore, Jersey’s financial services industry continues to operate in both the UK and EU after Brexit as it did before. Our strategic vision for the future places a real importance on Jersey’s relationships with overseas markets, particularly in Asia, the Gulf region, the US and Africa.
Finally, I am delighted to say that Jersey has won Best International Finance Centre for the ninth year in a row at the City Wealth IFC awards, a testament to our adaptability in this ever-changing landscape and the world-class service we are so proud to offer.