Doha, Qatar: Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA), the legal and tax arm of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a leading onshore financial and business centre in the region, and The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and strengthen their relationship through collaborative efforts across the financial sector in Qatar and Hong Kong.

Under the MoU, QFC and FSDC will collaborate in various domains, including knowledge building by sharing best practices and expertise, conducting joint professional training workshops and exchange programmes, initiating thought leadership on topical issues affecting both entities and facilitating delegation visits.

Additionally, both parties will exchange vital information on market trends and regulatory developments in relevant international financial services activities and products.

They also aim to host joint market promotion events to enhance connectivity across diverse financial service sectors.

Yousuf Mohamed Al Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC, emphasised the implications of the MoU, stating, “We are pleased to formalise a partnership with FSDC, which marks an important milestone in our efforts to strengthen ties between Qatar and Hong Kong’s financial sectors. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, we aim to foster greater innovation and growth in both markets. Together, we can drive positive change and contribute to the continued advancement of the financial services industry.”

Daniel R Fung, SBS, SC, KC, FCIArb, JP, Vice Chairman, FSDC, said, “It is with great anticipation that we form a strategic alliance with the QFCA. This partnership sets the foundation for a vibrant exchange of insights and joint initiatives. Through the exchange of best practices and regulatory developments, we aim to create unique opportunities that bring mutual benefits to both financial markets. This collaboration not only bridges our financial hubs but also reflects our shared vision for excellence and is expected to bolster our competitive edge on the global financial landscape.”

The signing of this MoU underscores the commitment of both QFCA and FSDC to promoting growth within the global financial ecosystem. It signifies a pivotal step towards fostering seamless connectivity between the financial markets of both regions, facilitating greater exchange of knowledge, expertise, and market insights.

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