James Russell

Managing Director, Hong Kong

Equiom Group


James is responsible for the overall operation and performance of Equiom Hong Kong and ensuring that business performance is in line with group strategy. He oversees a team of specialists focused on the delivery of services including private trust, company set up, tax, legal compliance, accounting and immigration. As a member of the Equiom (Asia) Board, James contributes towards Equiom's strategic and tactical corporate development. James has almost 20 years’ experience in the industry with a deep understanding of private and corporate client matters. Prior to joining Equiom, James worked in senior roles within international companies serving clients across the Isle of Man, Cyprus and Hong Kong. His experience includes successful IPOs of Asian businesses listed on AIM, extensive experience of commercial property structuring in Europe for worldwide investors, and working with international law firms to build innovative trust and foundation structures for Asian families. James graduated from the University of Wales in 2001. He is a qualified Chartered Secretary, and a member of the Securities and Investments Institute.

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Wealth Solutions & Wealth Planning

Equiom Champions Corporate Services Professionalism as Global Regulation Tightens International corporate services provider Equiom announced the appointment of James Russell as Managing Director of Equiom Hong Kong in May this year. Hubbis caught up with Russell in July after he settled into his new role. He explained how the somewhat disparate corporate services market in Asia i....

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Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

Independent Wealth Management Forum 2019

We were delighted to houst our 4th annual event for the Independent wealth management community in Hong Kong.

More than 300 CEOs, COOs, Independent Asset managers and other senior practitioners attended – from a mix of local and international Private Banks, Retail Banks, Insu...

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Independent Wealth

The Revival of the Employee Benefit Trust James Russell, Director of First Names Group in Singapore, addressed the audience at the Hubbis Independent Wealth Management Forum. With the popularity of employee benefit trusts (EBTs) on the rise in Asia, Russell explained the key advantages and a few possible pitfalls for advisers and their clie....