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Guernsey Finance chief wins award for raising island's profile

29 January 2014

Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island's finance industry internationally, has been recognised for her contribution to raising the profile of Guernsey.

Miss Le Poidevin was one of only four women to win awards at the Citywealth Power Women Lunch 2014 which was held on Thursday 23 January in London.

It was presented by Karen Jones, Editor of financial trade publication Citywealth, who praised Miss Le Poidevin's work on building the Guernsey brand and raising the Island's profile, especially within the private wealth management community.

Miss Le Poidevin said: "I am very pleased to win this award but most importantly it shows the way in which Guernsey is increasingly being recognised for its experience, expertise and innovation in providing private wealth management services to clients.

"Indeed, our job at Guernsey Finance has been made much easier by the fact that during the last 12 to 18 months Guernsey has established the world's first image rights legislation and register, introduced Guernsey Foundations and launched 2-Reg, the first aircraft registry in the Channel Islands. Each of these has added another item to the menu of services that Guernsey fiduciaries can offer their clients and together, they showcase the continued innovation within our private wealth management sector.

"There are still many challenges facing our fiduciary industry and we must ensure that we build on the opportunities available, including attracting new business from emerging markets. This year will be extremely important for not just Guernsey Finance but also the industry more broadly to further its research and development of these markets."

The Citywealth Power Women Lunch 2014 brought together 130 senior women in the wealth management sector and saw a diverse panel of inspirational speakers, including Dianne Abbott MP, and Lady Edwina Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke of Westminster, and Dr Alexandra Beauregard, an assistant professor in employment relations and organisational behaviour at the London School of Economics.

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