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Meet Chris Wong: Intertrust Group’s new Commercial Director of Capital Markets in Hong Kong

9 December 2020

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Chris Wong joined our Hong Kong office as Commercial Director of Capital Markets in December 2020, bringing with him a solid legal background and a wealth of experience working with global financial institutions. Chris will be responsible for strengthening our offering in Asia by leading the development of the Capital Markets service line. Read on to learn more about Chris’s ambitions for the coming months.

Tell us about yourself and how you feel about joining Intertrust Group in Hong Kong?

I am privileged to have garnered more than 20 years of experience in financial services. I’ve worked in various regional legal, execution and business roles for global financial institutions, covering transactional requirements of institutional clients as trustee, agent and custodian, and working in distressed debt trading through the global financial crisis. I’ve also worked in boutique environments, supporting start-ups to scale their businesses for growth. I am delighted to be joining Intertrust Group in Hong Kong at a time when its Capital Markets team is expanding, and particularly as Hong Kong finds its place as a pillar economy in China’s Greater Bay Area – with a combined population of over 70 million – as well as remaining a vital financial hub in Asia Pacific.

What can you tell us about Intertrust Group’s Capital Markets offering to clients?

Intertrust Group currently provides industry-leading fund administration, private wealth management and corporate administration services in Hong Kong, and through further expansion of capital markets, now offers the full spectrum of Intertrust Group services to clients, which include family offices, funds, companies and financial institutions. Our expert team can power our clients’ capital-raising, investment and growth strategies with our service capabilities and wealth of expertise.

Anything else you would like to add?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the global economic landscape, signs of economic recovery in Asia continue to be driven by China as the region’s largest economy; the imminent availability of a vaccine will drive this recovery even more. In fact, Asia’s GDP is forecasted to overtake the GDP of the rest of the world combined this year. We are well-placed to support this growth, especially in areas such as ESG, private debt and alternative investments, including escrows as our clients embark on M&A activities. I am excited for the year ahead, and look forward to helping clients accelerate the possible and achieve their goals.