Gibraltar Delegation In Hong Kong Visit
by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
08 September, 2014
Gibraltar's Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, Albert Isola, has concluded a week-long visit to Hong Kong during which he promoted the island's fund sector, attended various business meetings, and hosted a financial services luncheon.
Isola led a delegation comprising financial services professionals with particular expertise in funds and asset management. The delegation included Finance Center Director James Tipping, Gibraltar Finance Senior Executive Philip Canessa, and Gibraltar's representative in Hong Kong, Jason Cruz.
The delegation's visit coincided with the 17th Annual Hedge Funds Asia 2014 conference, between September 2-4, 2014, where Isola spoke of how Gibraltar acts as a gateway to the EU. He also spoke about the importance of compliance with international standards and the importance of robust regulations balanced with the commercial imperative of 'speed to market.'
In a statement after the visit, Isola said: "I am convinced that there is significant traction to be had by Gibraltar in the funds and asset management space in Hong Kong. Our message has been very well received at all the meetings we have attended, and I have to say that I am heartened by the interest shown by our guests at the financial services lunch."
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