London envoy promotes island’s finance services
A NEW London representative has been appointed to further promote Guernsey’s finance sector.
Adrian Norman, appointed by promotional agency Guernsey Finance, has a remit to raise awareness of the island’s extensive finance offering and to connect London and UK professionals with Guernsey practitioners.
The Guernseyman has more than 25 years of finance experience, more than 20 of those in Guernsey, working across funds, private wealth and banking at firms such as Credit Suisse, Northern Trust, Carey Group, Ogier and Odey Wealth. His role at Odey took him to London in 2014, where he was head of operations with Odey Asset Management.
‘Having built up many years’ experience working across various sectors both in Guernsey and London, I feel I have a good grasp on the needs of both jurisdictions and the areas where they could work together,’ said Mr Norman.
‘I am looking forward to helping to grow Guernsey’s connections with the capital.’
He added that the new role was a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to use his knowledge and experience to benefit his island, which was seen as a ‘safe harbour’.
As well as developing links between London and Guernsey, Mr Norman and the wider Guernsey Finance team are also working on deepening connections with finance service professionals in other parts of the UK.
Mr Norman and Guernsey Finance chief executive Dominic Wheatley are set to meet pension advisors and introducers at a planned three-day roadshow in Manchester next month to market the island’s pensions offering.
‘Adrian’s roots are in Guernsey’s finance industry and his passion for his home island will make him a great addition to our team,’ said Mr Wheatley. ‘His broad experience means he will be an important link for us across several sectors and his role will complement the good work already done by GF staff in our most important market.’