The Minister for Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola, last week hosted two Funds and Fintech seminars and held related meetings in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.
The events, a breakfast seminar at the Hotel Metropole in Geneva and an afternoon presentation and reception at the Beau Rivage in Lausanne , were organised by logistics and marketing personnel from Gibraltar Finance in partnership with the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association (GFIA).
A number of GFIA member firms and others attended t he events including, Hassans, Isola’s, Triay & Triay, Finsbury Trust, Atlantic Capital, Velay, Grant Thornton, Logistable, PWC, North Atlantic Trust and Argon Financial.
The presentations delivered by Minister Isola and GFIA representatives covered latest developments in financial services generally in Gibraltar, new funds legislation being developed and the new regulatory regime for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) including Blockchain.
The attendees from Switzerland comprised of asset managers, lawyers, accountants and individuals involved in these areas.
Minister Isola told B2B, “Switzerland has and continues to be one of our key markets and we were particularly keen to demonstrate our determination to be at the forefront of regulating cut-ting edge financial technology.”
The Minister was accompanied by the Finance Centre Director James Tipping, Senior Executive Timothy Haynes and Mrs Joanne Martinez and Mrs Nyoka Catania from Gibraltar Finance.