Cherie Blair to headline Guernsey Private Wealth Forum

02 September 2021

WE ARE GUERNSEY is delighted to confirm that leading international human rights lawyer Cherie Blair will headline the fourth annual Guernsey Private Wealth Forum as it returns as a physical event in London in October.

A long-time campaigner for women’s equality, Mrs Blair is also the Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which is fighting to close the global gender gap in entrepreneurship through supporting women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries.

Mrs Blair’s efforts to make the world a better place ties in with this year’s event, entitled 'The Power of Capital', which will focus on the good that wealth can do.

Mrs Blair said: “I am delighted to be delivering the keynote speech at this year’s Guernsey Private Wealth Forum. The power of capital lies in the exponential impact that philanthropy can have on individuals, communities, and even entire economies. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, our world has become more connected than ever, yet existing inequalities have deepened further so there is no better time to examine how private wealth can be a key conduit to creating a more equal and just world.”

As well as her keynote speech and fireside chat with WE ARE GUERNSEY Chief Executive Rupert Pleasant, the Private Wealth Forum will include a panel discussion exploring Guernsey as a centre for family offices and associated private wealth structures, discussing philanthropy along the suite of products Guernsey offers, and how sustainability runs through it all.

There will also be a presentation outlining Guernsey’s alignment with the United Nations’ Environment Programme Finance Initiative, the 21st Century Fiduciary Duty project.

Mr Pleasant said he was delighted to welcome such a high-profile keynote speaker and said Mrs Blair’s input demonstrates the importance of the forum in the private wealth space.

“After more than a year of online webinars, we are excited to return to physical events and all the benefits they bring,” he said. “I stated at our industry update at the beginning of the year that 2021 would be the year of private wealth and our line-up puts the Guernsey Private Wealth Forum among the flagship events in the private wealth space.

“Cherie Blair is a fantastic addition to the forum and her work with her Foundation also follows on neatly from our Women in Family Office campaign from last year, in which we discussed the role of women in achieving and maintaining good governance in family offices.”

As a force for global good, Guernsey has a reputation for successfully channeling wealth into solving the issues that private clients care about. For more than 50 years, Guernsey has been providing specialist private wealth services, and the island has a breadth and depth of experienced professionals including fiduciary, investment management, tax, and legal services.

For more information, visit the event website.

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