The 'Guernsey Fund Services 2019' special report comprises nine separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Reinforcing Guernsey’s financial services reputation

Reinforcing Guernsey’s financial services reputation

In light of global initiatives such as the Paris Accord, one area the bailiwick of Guernsey has focused on, with respect to product innovation, is green investing in the financial services industry. It has developed policies in response to expected demand for green investment products over the next two or three decades; ie verifiable, certifiable green products.

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Expanding the capital pool

Expanding the capital pool

By Mark Oliphant, TISE – More international recognitions and a green market segment have further expanded the potential capital pool available to entities listed on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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Why Guernsey bridges the gap

Why Guernsey bridges the gap

By Craig Cordle (pictured), Ogier – It’s no secret that new investment company listings have been relatively sporadic of late – I won’t say this is entirely down to Brexit (see below recent successful initial public offerings which Ogier Guernsey has acted on), but it’s clear to me that Brexit has stalled a number of fundraisings which have gone out to market. Fortunately, the word is that as soon as we have a bit of clarity on the way forward, there may be a race to market. 

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The route to going green

The route to going green

By Kevin Smith (pictured), Estera – The introduction of the Guernsey Green Fund (‘GGF’) has given both investors and managers a transparent product through which investments into green initiatives can be made. Most significantly, it effectively creates a ‘kitemark’, assuring investors that specific green criteria have been met and that their investments are having the desired, positive environmental impact.