This reports focuses on the latest developments in Guernsey's comprehensive fund services offering including how the island is developing policies to cater for an increase in demand for green investment products over the next two or three decades…
The 'Guernsey Fund Services 2019' special report comprises nine separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
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.
Dr Andy Sloan, Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy, at Guernsey Finance, explains why Guernsey is a natural home for managers pursuing the trend of splitting fund structures for improved distribution and service…
Guernsey’s long-established constitutional position and expertise in funds makes the island ideally suited to support global investment funds post-Brexit, according to members of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association.
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).
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.
Shaun Robert (pictured) of PraxisIFM outlines why Guernsey is a serious contender as a domicile of choice…
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.
By Cyril Swale, Grant Thornton – Earlier this year Grant Thornton published a global economic report. We interviewed 5,000 mid-market business leaders – the feedback revealed a more downbeat outlook for 2019.