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First Names Group attends STEP Asia Conference in Hong Kong

4 November 2016

This week, three ‘First Names’ attended the 2016 STEP Asia Conference in Hong Kong. Consisting of two full days of exceptional speakers, specialist breakout sessions and panel discussions, the sell-out event attracted some of the most prominent trust professionals and trust-related intermediaries from across the globe.

Representing our Singapore, Hong Kong and Guernsey offices respectively, First Names Group directors Karen O’Hanlon, James Russell and Stuart Dowding were among the 500+ delegates present.

A range of hot topics were highlighted and discussed throughout the conference, including the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and its impact, in particular for the second adopter countries – specifically in Asia. There was a good meeting of minds as attendees contributed to lively discussions around key issues and opportunities, and our team thoroughly enjoyed a highly productive two days of exchanging ideas and networking with other experienced private client professionals doing business in Asia.