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Deputy Premier Highlights Cayman-Asia Business Relationships

1 May 2024

In his latest visit to Asia for Government purposes, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP, discussed investment management, trusts, structured finance, maritime business and other matters with government officials and industry.

“The Cayman Islands has been conducting global financial services for about six decades, and our strong reputation for sound, well-regulated business is recognised and respected more and more,” he said. “Our visit demonstrated that Tokyo and Hong Kong are incredibly receptive to what we have to offer.”

 

Government’s Representative in the Asia Overseas Office, Gene DaCosta, accompanied the Deputy Premier to the meetings, which were held the week of 22 April.

 

Meetings were hosted by the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands; the Investment Trust Association of Japan; the (Japan) Financial Services Agency (the equivalent of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority); the Japan Exchange Group Inc.; the Organisation of Global Financial City Tokyo; and the Hong Kong-based offices of Walkers and Maples.

 

“During the meetings in each city, respective stakeholders expressed overall satisfaction with Cayman Islands financial services products and service delivery, and they foresee continued strong use of our products,” the Deputy Premier said.

 

In addition to individual stakeholder meetings, the Hong Kong-based office of Maples hosted an industry roundtable discussion that was attended by representatives from well-known Cayman-based law firms and top accounting firms that have offices in Hong Kong.

 

The Deputy Premier thanked the Minister of Border Control and Labour, the Hon. Dwayne Seymour, for acting across all of the Deputy Premier’s Government responsibilities, which also includes the Ministry for Investment, Innovation and Social Development.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP (eighth left); Government’s Representative in the Asia Overseas Office, Gene DaCosta (fifth left), and Maples Partner Ann Ng (centre), at a Maples Hong Kong roundtable on 26 April 2024.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP, delivers the keynote on 25 April 2024 during the Maples Insights Investment Funds Forum in Hong Kong.

 

Government’s Representative in the Asia Overseas Office, Gene DaCosta, attends the Maples Insights Investment Funds Forum in Hong Kong on 25 April 2024.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP, greets the Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Financial Services Agency, Ariizumi Shigeru, on 23 April 2024 in Tokyo.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP (fifth left) and Government’s Representative in the Asia Overseas Office, Gene DaCosta (third right), meet with the Investment Trust Association of Japan on 23 April 2024 in Tokyo.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP (left) speaks with Maples’ Global Managing Partner Jonathan Green and Maples Partner Josie Ainley during the Maples Insights Investment Funds Forum reception on 25 April 2024 in Hong Kong.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André M Ebanks MP (fourth left) and Government’s Representative in the Asia Overseas Office, Gene DaCosta (fourth right) meet with Walkers Hong Kong on 26 April 2024.

 

The Maples Insights Investment Funds Forum reception on 25 April 2024 in Hong Kong.

 

To a full audience, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce the Hon. André M Ebanks MP delivers the Maples Insights Investment Funds Forum keynote on 25 April.

 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services and Commerce the Hon. André M Ebanks MP (right) and Group CEO of the Japan Exchange Group, Inc., Hiromi Yamaji, on 24 April 2024 in Tokyo.

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