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Hong Kong-London Financial Services Forum 2017 – statement

A statement from the London–Hong Kong Financial Services Forum convened on 18 December 2017 in Hong Kong.



The private-sector led London–Hong Kong Financial Services Forum convened on Monday 18 December in Hong Kong. The forum aims to promote cooperation between the two financial centres.

The forum’s closed session was co-chaired by Richard Knox (Director, Financial Services, International, HM Treasury) and Vincent Lee (Executive Director, External, Hong Kong Monetary Authority), and was attended by senior representatives of London and Hong Kong banks.

Participants reviewed the latest developments in the international RMB market, and discussed ways in which London and Hong Kong should cooperate on the wide-ranging opportunities presented by the gradual opening up of China’s economy. Participants also exchanged views on future collaboration in relation to FinTech and green finance.

This document is a statement of the outcomes decided and discussed at the forum.

Published 18 December 2017