Visits by HSBC’s senior leadership team to Jersey recently have reinforced the importance of the Channel Islands to the Bank’s European business and its wider international network.
Andy Beane, Head of Commercial Banking, Europe at HSBC met with a number of key clients and representatives from the Government of Jersey, as well as members of the local Commercial Banking team.
During his visit he highlighted the islands alignment with the HSBC Group strategy in terms of international connectivity, digital innovation and ESG objectives, including supporting businesses with their transition to net zero.
Commenting on his visit, Andy said: “It was a pleasure to meet with clients across Jersey to listen to their views and discuss how HSBC can best support them to succeed both on the island and around the world. The positive economic outlook for Jersey I heard from the government and businesses is encouraging for future growth prospects. For HSBC, Jersey is a priority investment market underpinned by the island’s first-class reputation as a well-regulated and respected jurisdiction.”
Andy’s visit followed a separate visit from Nuno Matos, CEO, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC. It was the second consecutive year Nuno has visited the island, highlighting the Bank’s focus on developing the Channel Islands and Isle of Man businesses as specialist centres of excellence for wealth management as part of its international proposition.
Aline Ayotte, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man, said: “It was fantastic to welcome both Andy and Nuno to the Channel Islands. As senior executives within the HSBC Group, their visits were helpful in giving them deeper insights into the islands, but also in strengthening ties with our teams and stakeholders, and in reinforcing the strategic importance attached to our business here as part of our European and wider global network.”
Pictured: Left to right – Andy Beane and Aline Ayotte