Hawksford Group expands Asian corporate presence with move into Hong Kong
Hawksford Group is expanding its presence in Asia, with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. The office, specialising in corporate services, will cater for clients online as Hawksford – www.guidemehongkong.com.
The move follows the successful launch into Singapore last year, when the group bought Janus Corporate Solutions, and is part of a wider strategy to grow the company into an internationally recognised corporate, funds and private client company.
‘When Hawksford expanded into Asia, it was only natural to start with Singapore and to cater for the ever-growing market interest by HNWIs in Asia. The next obvious place to expand to in the region is Hong Kong,’ said Jacqueline Low, Chief Operating Officer of Hawksford in Asia. ‘Both are business and tax-friendly jurisdictions. Our first year in Singapore has been extremely successful and we aim to use a similar approach in Hong Kong that was used for the growth and success of the Singapore business.’
‘Hawksford is an international business that is committed to offering our clients the highest quality services in the locations they choose,’ commented Maxine Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer, Hawksford Group. ‘Hawksford has significantly invested in and expanded its corporate services offering in recent years, and it is an important strategic foundation of the company. We look forward to further growing our corporate service and presence in Asia.’
The Hong Kong office, which was formerly a small arm of Janus, will be headed up by Julie Chu.
Ms Chu has more than 20 years’ experience in company secretarial and corporate administration roles. Her most recent position was as director of a large corporate secretarial services firm.
‘There is a fantastic opportunity in Hong Kong to grow Hawksford’s business and I am confident that we will do that. I am looking forward to taking up my post as general manager and providing the top level service to clients that Hawksford is known for,’ she said.
Ms Chu is an associate member of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). She has a professional diploma in English for Business Communication, a higher national diploma in Business and Finance and a diploma in Personal Secretarial Skills.
In the last four years Hawksford has completed the acquisitions of Key Trust and Trustcorp Jersey Limited in Jersey and has established a presence in Switzerland and the Middle East.