Guernsey Finance has appointed Dorothy Kwok as its new permanent representative in Hong Kong. Kwok has eight years’ experience in the trust and corporate services industry, most recently with a company which was bought by global trust business Equiom, which also has a Guernsey office.
Her work with Equiom and another Jersey-based trust company brought her into contact with Channel Islands structures and she spent time working in Jersey.
Fully-qualified with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Kwok (pictured), says she is looking forward to promoting Guernsey in her home market.
Guernsey Finance opened an office in Hong Kong at the end of 2016, linking up with the regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The presence in Hong Kong has supported the development of the agency’s ongoing work in China, which began more than 10 years ago.
“Guernsey’s financial services are well respected in Hong Kong,” says Kwok. “I am looking forward to playing my part in ensuring that our offering is known more widely, and that Guernsey is recognised for its expertise.”
Kate Clouston, Deputy Chief Executive at Guernsey Finance, is due to lead Guernsey industry delegations to Hong Kong and China in April, September and November this year.
“My main aims will be to increase our contact with trust and private client intermediaries, to build stronger relationships with fund managers and to build on the progress we have made with our insurance offering to date in the region,” she says. “There is opportunity for everyone in Asia and we are looking at all sectors, and Dorothy’s trust background and fiduciary network will be especially helpful.”