Jersey Finance has officially launched its office in Hong Kong today to support the promotion of Jersey as an international finance centre in the Asia Pacific region.
The main role of the Hong Kong office is to act as a hub for Jersey Finance to communicate the breadth and depth of its financial services across the Asia Pacific region. It becomes a permanent base for Jersey’s finance industry to develop its contacts with leading financial intermediaries, regulators and government officials both in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Zhaoan Li, head of Jersey Finance’s greater China business development will be based in the new Hong Kong office. Li has previous experience in sales, marketing and management roles for leading international banks including UBS Investment Bank, Commerzbank and Bank of Boston in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Jersey’s finance industry provides comprehensive corporate listings and debt issuance services in the region. To date more than 25 percent of the 60 Chinese companies listed on AIM are incorporated in Jersey, and there are 86 businesses using Jersey companies for listing purposes on worldwide stock exchanges from London to New York.