Gibraltar Day in Zurich and the Finanz ’15 Funds Conference


Gibraltar Day in Zurich

HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to confirm that the Hon Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services will be travelling to Zurich on Monday 2nd February to host a financial services lunch during the 2015 Gibraltar Day in Zurich which takes place on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. The lunch will be held at the Baur au Lac Hotel and it is anticipated that around one hundred professionals based in the Canton will be attending. In addition, a number of Gibraltar based professionals will also be in attendance. At the lunch, Minister Isola will be addressing the audience on the latest developments in the finance sector in Gibraltar. During the rest of the day Minister Isola has been invited to participate in a significant number of bilateral meetings in support of delegates from Gibraltar.

On Wednesday 4th February the Minister flies to London for a series of engagements including the ICE gaming conference and a meeting at HM Treasury.

Finanz’15 Funds Conference

Gibraltar Finance, in conjunction with members of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association, will be attending and exhibiting at FINANZ’15 (formerly known as FONDS) on the 4th and 5th February 2015 which will be held at the Kongresshaus, Zurich.

Minister Isola is being accompanied by James Tipping and Philip Canessa from Gibraltar Finance. Mrs Maite Mir-Parody and Mrs Eulalia Key from Gibraltar Finance’s marketing section will also be in Switzerland to coordinate the logistics surrounding the Gibraltar Day lunch as well as manning the exhibition stand at the Finanz’15 conference.

Minister Isola commented, “Switzerland is a key market for Gibraltar’s financial services sector. Following on from our recent visit to Geneva I am very pleased to be travelling to Zurich next week to assist in the development of new business that will focus principally but not exclusively on independent asset management and the opportunities that Gibraltar’s status within the EU offers to new entrants.”

Joey Garcia, partner at ISOLAS, will be attending the events next week as part of the Gibraltar roadshow, meeting with clients and intermediaries during his time there. He remarked on the value of the event by saying that “Zurich is a place which, along with Geneva, represents a genuine and continuing opportunity to broaden the horizons of the Gibraltar financial services offering. As an EU, onshore jusrisdiction and, particularly, in light of the recent signing of an MOU with the Swiis regulator (FINMA) we are very excited about the developoing and, no doubt, improving opportunity for collaboration with Swiss finance and asset management professionals.”

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