WAIFC facilitates cooperation between financial centers, the exchange of best practices, and communication with the general public.
Happy Lunar New Year 2023!
A Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rabbit!
January 21, 2023 | Brussels, Belgium
Keiichi Aritomo succeeds Jennifer Reynolds as the Chair of the WAIFC's Board of Directors, and Lamia Merzouki becomes WAIFC’s first Vice Chair
With a growing member base, both see the potential and value of engagement with other centers globally.
January 2, 2023 | Brussels, Belgium
Happy Holiday Season! May the Peace and Joy of the Holidays be with you today and throughout the New Year.
December 23, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Report on "How Leading Financial Centers Advance Financial Inclusion and Literacy"
The report describes the work of financial centers in promoting financial education and literacy.
December 14, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Report on “Supporting Ecosystem for Sustained Recovery and Growth of SMEs”
The publication is based on shared expertise and cross-sector partnerships provided by several financial centers.
November 28, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
CFC Talks with the WAIFC leaders
Our WAIFC representatives participated in a new episode hosted by our member Casablanca Finance City.
November 8, 2022 | Casablanca, Morocco
WAIFC Annual General Meeting in Casablanca
The World Alliance meets in Casablanca for its AGM 2022 and welcomes FinanceMalta and Jersey Finance as new members.
October 26, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
Celebration of the WAIFC Young Academic Award winners
Four candidates were selected to join the WAIFC delegation and present their papers in Morocco.
October 21, 2022 | Casablanca, Morocco
WAIFC met the Minister of Investment of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat
WAIFC leaders met H.E. Mouhcine Jazouli, Minister of Investment of the Kingdom of Morocco, to discuss issues of financial center development and opportunities for Morocco.
October 20, 2022 | Rabat, Morocco
WAIFC leaders convene in Casablanca for its first Annual General Meeting on the African continent
Casablanca Finance City is going to host WAIFC's Annual General Meeting in Casablanca from 19-21 October 2022.
October 19, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
Top four papers of WAIFC Young Academic Award 2022
Top four finalists that will have the unique opportunity to present their research at WAIFC’s Annual General Meeting in Casablanca. Please vote for your favorite paper.
October 10, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC in partnership with Revolve Circular hosted a roundtable on Financing the Circular Economy
Attended by a range of high-profile economists, experts, fund managers and WAIFC members, the purpose of the roundtable was to raise awareness about Circular Economy models.
September 22, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
The WAIFC Annual General Meeting will be held in Casablanca this year
By invitation of Casablanca Finance City, WAIFC representatives will meet in Casablanca on 20 October for WAIFC’s Annual General Meeting 2022.
August 18, 2022 | Casablanca, Morocco
WAIFC organized a workshop at the Paris EUROPLACE International Financial Forum
WAIFC leaders discussed the future of financial centers on a panel moderated by our Managing Director Jochen Biedermann, by invitation of Arnaud de Bresson, CEO of Paris EUROPLACE.
July 12, 2022 | Paris, France
Forty-nine researchers from all over the world participate in the WAIFC Young Academic Award 2022
A mixed jury of WAIFC leaders and professors from WAIFC member countries will select the three winners and invite them to WAIFC’s AGM in Casablanca in October.
July 1, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Publication on "The Future of Financial Centers," in partnership with DIFC and Z/Yen
WAIFC, DIFC, and Z/Yen spearhead global thinking on the future role of financial centers.
June 27, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium / Dubai, U.A.E.
WAIFC participated in the Astana Finance Days on June 27-29
WAIFC leaders spoke on two panels moderated by our Managing Director Jochen Biedermann.
June 27, 2022 | Nursultan, Kazakhstan
IFC Panels on Sustainable Finance
By invitation of Rwanda Finance, WAIFC leaders discussed the Sustainable Finance agenda in Africa and Europe.
March 24, 2022 | Kigali, Rwanda
Meeting of the WAIFC Board of Directors & Extraordinary General Meeting in Kigali
WAIFC leaders witnessed Sub-Saharan African growth and the crucial role of Kigali International Financial Center in supporting it.
March 23, 2022 | Kigali, Rwanda
President Kagame invites WAIFC leaders to his office
WAIFC representatives met the President of Rwanda today to discuss the development of the Kigali international financial center.
March 22, 2022 | Kigali, Rwanda
WAIFC participates in the FinCity.Tokyo Global Forum 2022
Several WAIFC board members spoke about the collaboration among financial centers in the Post COVID19 era.
February 2, 2022 | Tokyo, Japan
WAIFC Young Academic Award 2022
We invite young academics to submit papers or essays on the future of a sustainable and inclusive financial sector.
February 1, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
Happy Lunar New Year 2022!
WAIFC would like to wish you a healthy, prosperous, happy Lunar New Year. We wish you fullness of the vigour and vitality of the Tiger.
January 27, 2022 | Brussels, Belgium
DIFC and WAIFC Data Privacy Roundtable
DIFC and WAIFC organized the first Roundtable on "How Financial Centers Around the World Can Work Together to Support Data-Enabled Sharing and Trade for Business" today.
January 26, 2022 | Dubai, U.A.E.
Best wishes for the holiday season and health and happiness throughout the coming year.
December 24, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
Roundtable of EU Financial Centers and Federations as a regional chapter of the WAIFC established
The Roundtable will promote the creation of a common EU financial market and financial services cooperation between EU member states.
November 9, 2021 | Luxembourg
WAIFC Annual General Meeting in Dubai
The World Alliance meets in Dubai for its AGM 2021 and welcomes the Italian Banking, Insurance and Finance Federation as its 21st member.
October 26, 2021 | Dubai, U.A.E.
Joint webinar with Stuttgart Financial on accelerating Sustainable Finance
By invitation of Stuttgart Financial, WAIFC leaders met at the Expo Dubai to discuss the role of financial centers in managing the transition.
October 25, 2021 | Dubai, U.A.E.
Joint webinar with FC4S on "Financial Centers on the Road to COP26"
In our webinar ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, we discussed what financial centers have achieved so far and what they expect from COP26.
October 13, 2021 | Dublin, Ireland
WAIFC Publication on the "Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Banking Regulation"
Global financial centers call for regulation to help support post-COVID recovery.
August 31, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
The WAIFC Annual General Meeting will be held this year in Dubai
By invitation of the DIFC, WAIFC members will meet in Dubai on 26 October for WAIFC’s Annual General Meeting 2021.
August 10, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Publication on "How international financial centers can help drive international regulatory cooperation post-COVID-19"
Global financial centers unite in a call for increased international regulatory cooperation to support COVID-19 recovery.
June 28, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC and AIFC co-organize a panel at the Astana Finance Days
Jennifer Reynolds will give a keynote on the panel on "The Role of International Financial Centers in Attracting International Capital" on 02 July.
June 21, 2021 | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Stichting Capital Amsterdam joins WAIFC and becomes its 20th member
WAIFC welcomes Stichting Capital Amsterdam as a new member as well as Arif Amiri and Abdullah Al Rabiei as new board members.
June 3, 2021 | St. Petersburg, Russia
New Global Webinar Series on Artificial Intelligence in Finance
WAIFC announces its new global webinar series in partnership with the World Economic Forum and NVIDIA.
April 28, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Publication on "SME Finance: How regulators can ensure speedy and sustainable recovery from COVID-19"
This report analyzes regulatory and supervisory interventions and how critical those interventions have been for business continuity during the crisis so far.
April 22, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
Dubai International Financial Centre joins the WAIFC
DIFC joins the WAIFC as the fourth financial center from the GCC, bringing its membership to 19.
March 15, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium / Dubai, U.A.E.
WAIFC Publication on "Supporting SMEs with Sustained Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery"
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world in 2020, we began to see the scale of the impact it would have on SMEs globally. The inevitable economic downturn placed severe strain on them and demanded a national and international response.
March 2, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
Webinar on Supporting SMEs with Sustained Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
We will present our most recent publication on SMEs on 02 March 2021 and discuss its findings and recommendations with international experts.
February 24, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
Happy Lunar New Year!
On the Lunar New Year occasion, WAIFC would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our members and partners for their dedication, contribution, and support over the past extraordinary year.
February 5, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium
Meet us at the Asian Financial Forum 2021
We will have a virtual booth at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on 18-19 January 2021.
January 18, 2021 | Hong Kong, China
Jennifer Reynolds succeeds Arnaud de Bresson as Chair of the WAIFC's Board of Directors
The WAIFC Board has unanimously elected Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO of Toronto Finance International, as the new Chair.
January 11, 2021 | Brussels, Belgium / Toronto, Canada
WAIFC Publication on "Innovation and FinTechs in a Post-Pandemic World"
WAIFC's new report highlights the role of innovation and FinTechs in post-pandemic economic recovery.
December 21, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Webinar on Sustainable finance in a post-pandemic world
We will present our most recent publication and discuss its findings and recommendations with international experts.
December 9, 2020 | Stuttgart, Germany / Abu Dhabi, UAE
Meeting of the WAIFC Board of Directors & Extraordinary General Meeting
WAIFC welcomes Nick Barigye and Jong Hwa Kim as new board members.
December 2, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Presentation at the Asian Financial Summit Forum
Our managing director gave a presentation on New Opportunities for Belt and Road Financial Cooperation at the Asian Financial Summit Forum, organized by AFCA.
December 2, 2020 | Guangzhou, China
WAIFC Publication on "Sustainable finance in a post-pandemic world – the role of financial centers"
The report provides practical and impactful recommendations on the role that financial centers can play to support the economic recovery through the sustainability agenda.
December 2, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Central Bank Digital Currency: Key Developments and Relevance in the Post COVID-19 Monetary Environment
Webinar as part of the Qatar Financial Centres Webcast Series, at the sidelines of our Annual General Meeting
October 21, 2020 | Doha, Qatar
WAIFC Innovation & Technology Forum has defined the role of financial centers in the fight against COVID-19
The first WAIFC Innovation & Technology Forum was held on 20 October virtually. Leading global experts and leaders of financial and innovation centers discussed solutions aimed at stabilizing the global economy.
October 20, 2020 | Doha, Qatar
Rwanda Finance joins the WAIFC as the 3rd African financial center
WAIFC welcomes Rwanda Finance as a new member and Dr. King Au as a new board member.
October 19, 2020 | Doha, Qatar
WAIFC Annual General Meeting in Doha
Qatar Financial Centre virtually hosted our Annual General Meeting in 2020.
October 19, 2020 | Doha, Qatar
First WAIFC Innovation & Technology Forum
We are pleased to announce our first Innovation and Technology Forum. We organize the Forum virtually on 20 October, together with Moscow International Financial Centre and Qatar Financial Centre.
September 30, 2020 | Doha, Qatar
Third FinTech Webinar with Findexable: Open Banking Innovation. Open Sesame?
In a third FinTech webinar with Findexable, we discussed Open Banking today. A growing list of countries are looking at Open Banking regulation as a way to drive financial services innovation in their own markets, encourage the provision of new services, and improve the customer experience.
July 8, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
International Financial Centers: Sustaining SME Growth in a Post-COVID World – Webinar
Webinar during the Astana Finance Days
July 1, 2020 | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Joint declaration on the current pandemic
WAIFC promotes international cooperation, sustainable investments, and avoiding the self-defeating lure of protectionism during this global health and economic emergency.
May 27, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Stuttgart Financial joins the WAIFC
WAIFC welcomes Stuttgart Financial as a new member and Zahra Abdel Rassoul as well as Keiichi Aritomo as new board members.
May 15, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Second FinTech Webinar with Findexable: Enabling a great leap forward?
In the second of our series representatives from global financial centers in Doha, Hong Kong, and Luxembourg joined Jochen Biedermann and Simon Hardie to discuss whether the world after lockdown will be more diverse and more digital.
May 7, 2020 | London, UK
FinTech Webinar with Findexable: Regulation, resilience and SMEs focus attention of global financial hubs through corona-crisis
In the first of a 2-part series representatives from global financial centers in London, Paris, and Toronto joined Jochen Biedermann and Simon Hardie to discuss the impact of Covid-19 and the role of financial centers in preparing for recovery.
April 30, 2020 | London, UK
New FinTech Webinar Series in Partnership with Findexable
Together with Findexable, WAIFC starts a new series of FinTech webinars discussing the road from crisis to opportunities. Register free of charge for the first two webinars on 30 April 2020 and 07 May 2020.
April 24, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Publication on “How global financial centers can help combat the COVID-19 pandemic"
WAIFC stresses the importance of international cooperation in the fight against the consequences of the corona pandemic for the economy and the financial industry.
April 22, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Publication on “The role of financial centers in driving economic growth"
WAIFC announces its first major publication on “The role of financial centers in driving economic growth.”
April 22, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
News and activities of our members in the current crisis
Our members, the leading international financial centers, have launched a wide range of activities to mitigate the effects of the current crisis. We have compiled an overview for you.
April 20, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC participates in the FinCity.Tokyo Global Forum
WAIFC representatives participated in a panel at the Global Forum, co-hosted by WAIFC member FinCity.Tokyo and NIKKEI.
March 19, 2020 | Tokyo, Japan
WAIFC welcomes FinCity.Tokyo as a new member
FinCity.Tokyo, the organization of the Tokyo financial center, has become the 16th member of the WAIFC.
March 2, 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
Interview with Xinhua News at HK FSDC
Christopher Hui, Executive Director of the HK FSDC, and Jochen Biedermann, Managing Director of the WAIFC gave an interview to the Chinese Xinhua News Agency.
January 15, 2020 | Hong Kong, China
Meeting with the Hong Kong SAR Government
During the Asian Financial Forum, WAIFC leaders met the Honorable James Lau, the Hong Kong SAR Secretary for Financial Services & Treasury, for discussions.
January 14, 2020 | Hong Kong, China
WAIFC Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi
WAIFC welcomes the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council as a new member.
October 24, 2019 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Fintech Abu Dhabi 2019
WAIFC leaders and FinTech experts took part in the largest Fintech Festival in the MENA region.
October 23, 2019 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
New section: "Opinions"
On a regular basis, we will share with you an article that was personally written by a member or a senior leader of the WAIFC.
September 24, 2019 | Brussels, Belgium
WAIFC Award for Nursultan Nazarbayev, First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
First President Nazarbayev's outstanding service in building a constructive dialogue between global financial centers, inspired by the creation of the AIFC, was honored by the WAIFC.
July 5, 2019 | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Meeting of the WAIFC FinTech Initiative in Nur-Sultan
WAIFC leaders and FinTech experts discussed best practices in FinTech talent development.
July 2, 2019 | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Meeting of the WAIFC Board of Directors & Extraordinary General Meeting in Nur-Sultan
WAIFC welcomed TheCityUK, Qatar Financial Centre, and EDB Mauritius as new members.
July 2, 2019 | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Meeting of the WAIFC FinTech Initiative in Casablanca
WAIFC's FinTech Initiative met in Casablanca for discussing best practices in FinTech ecosystem building.
April 26, 2019 | Casablanca, Morocco
Launching of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers
After announcing their strategic alliance in Paris on July 12, eleven financial centers have launched the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC).
October 1, 2018 | Brussels, Belgium
Financial Services Leaders Announce Establishment Process of the WAIFC
The World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) is a new global strategic alliance to facilitate cooperation and economic growth.
July 12, 2018 | Paris, France