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FNZ hosts key UK ministerial visit to China

FNZ was delighted to host the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at its China headquarters in Shanghai.

FNZ hosts key UK ministerial visit to China

29 Aug 2019

On 29th August 2019, FNZ was delighted to host an important delegation from the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at its China headquarters in Pudong, Shanghai.

The delegation was led by Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade (DIT), accompanied by Her Majesty’s Consul-General Shanghai, Chris Wood and other senior DIT officials.

During the visit, FNZ showcased a range of its world-leading financial technology (fintech) services. This included FNZ Chain, the world’s first blockchain ecosystem for the asset management industry, which was co-developed in the UK & China – and is now transforming the fund management industry. Read more here.

Senior FNZ Executives also outlined their ambitious plans to establish successful partnerships with leading Chinese financial institutions and support their global growth offerings. FNZ plans to grow its Shanghai office to over 250 staff in the next 18 months from its current headcount of 140.

The visit follows the announcement on 26th August that FNZ has agreed to sponsor the Department for International Trade’s 2019 Fintech Awards.

This is a highly prestigious programme which will further strengthen the links between China and the United Kingdom.

Adrian Durham, Group CEO of FNZ commented: “FNZ was delighted to host the DIT and is very proud of the significant long term commitment we have made and will continue to make in China. China is the most significant growth region in wealth management globally. It's a market where FNZ can play a key role in its transformation and in the delivery of products and services which can provide extensive social benefits to end investors.