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Robusopens new office in London as part of continued expansion

GUERNSEY-headquartered independent insurance management, fiduciary and financial advisory group, Robus, has this week opened a new office in the heart of London. The move forms part of its continued growth and increased business in the capital. ‘We see London as a growing location for business and it therefore make sense for us to have an […]

Ogier welcomes Guernsey and Luxembourg’s Memorandum of Understanding

The new Memorandum of Understanding between Guernsey and Luxembourg reinforces the positioning of both locations as major fund locations, says Ogier Luxembourg partner Francois Pfister. His Guernsey counterpart, Ogier practice partner Marcus Leese, confirmed theMoU was extremely welcome news. Ogier is the only Channel Island law firm with a Luxembourg capability. Mr Leese said: ‘Over […]

Heritage takes 33% stake in MGA specialist Ambant Underwriting Services

City of London headquartered Ambant Underwriting Services (AUS), MGA launch and host specialist, has just announced that Heritage Group has taken a 33 per cent investment in the firm.  Insurance and financial services specialist Heritage Group is based in Guernsey. Heritage Group Chief Executive Richard Tee says: “Our investment in AUS is part of our […]

C5 attends top eGaming event

Adrian Bott andCem Bars from C5 Alliance Guernsey recently attended the three-day ICE (International Casino Exposition) Totally Gaming 2015 conference at the ExCeL London centre, as part of Alderney Gambling’s ‘Team Alderney’. The event, Europe’s largest and most wide-ranging gambling conference, showcased new developments across the gambling sector for both land-based and online casinos and […]

Appointments

New chairman for Channel Islands Property Fund

THE Channel Islands Property Fund, which owns a number of flagship office buildings in Guernsey and Jersey, has a new chairman. Shelagh Mason has replaced Peter Tom, who has stepped down to concentrate on his other business commitments, including his recent appointment as chairman of Jacksons Channel Islands. Both the Channel Islands Property Fund, whose […]

NEDGROUP TRUST APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bernard (Bernie) Quant has been appointed Managing Director of Nedgroup Trust, the Channel Islands-based trust and corporate services business. Bernie has over 35 years’ experience in the trust and estate business, including roles at director and managing director level, and is a member of STEP.  He was a Director of Barclays Private Bank & Trust, […]

Digimap makes Surcombe director of software

Digimap makes Surcombe director of software

John Surcombe has been promoted to director of software development at Digimap, the Channel Islands-based mapping technology company. Mr Surcombe has been with the firm for 11 years and has been involved in many of Digimap’s successful software projects, including the development of a rolling electronic census for the States of Guernsey which is due […]

Newmanaging director at Norman Piette

Norman Piette is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Rogers as managing director. As commercial director for the last four years, Paul has been the driving force behind the development of the Bulwer Avenue site and as this nears completion, the company is delighted that he will now be broadening his remit to keep […]

Events

First Names Group shortlist for Prestigious WealthBriefing Award

First Names Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for independent trust / fiduciary company of the year at the 2015 WealthBriefing European Awards. The WealthBriefing Awards showcases the leading providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which […]

EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR TO SHARE HER JOURNEY TO THE BOARDROOM

A NON-executive director on the boards of a number of London Stock Exchange companies is hoping to inspire the next generation of directors. Charlotte Valeur will be the first speaker for a new initiative launched by the Channel Islands Skills Academy to give future leaders in Guernsey and Jersey insight and advice into how they […]

Guernsey brings its ILS Insight to London

Following the success of its inaugural ILS Insight in Zurich last year, Guernsey Finance is hosting a follow up event on Wednesday 18 March at the British Museum in London. The event, ‘ILS Insight London’, will include two panel sessions featuring Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) experts from Guernsey, the UK and mainland Europe. An introduction […]

Investors in consumption to benefit from oil price dip

Plummeting oil prices are a “paradigm-shifting event” which will hit investors with energy exposure but provide an opportunity for those invested in discretionary consumption. This was the view of Jean Boivin, Deputy Chief Investment Strategist of BlackRock who spoke at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management’s invitation at an investment outlook event. Mr Boivin is former Deputy […]

Editor's Choice

Collas Crill Trust are Trust Company of the Year finalists in STEP Private Client Awards 2014

Collas Crill Trust has been named as a finalist in the STEP Private Client Awards 2014. The Guernsey based team has been shortlisted in the Trust Company of the Year category. Business Development Manager Heath Martorella said: “We are delighted to be named as a finalist by the leading professional institute for trustees. This is […]

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

On Sunday 6 July Guernsey Electricity is supporting the celebration of the centenary of the Victor Hugo statue. The statue has undergone extensive renovation this year, including restoring gilt lettering as originally applied. There will be a delegation of guests from France including descendants of Victor Hugo’s family and the Conseil Générale of La Manche. […]

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

AN ISLAND-WIDE telephone survey aimed at identifying the mismatch between the skills that employees have and those that are needed, now and in the future, starts next week. Skills Guernsey, a public private partnership tasked with developing and implementing a skills strategy for the island, is carrying out the analysis to understand in detail the […]

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

C5 Alliance, Guernsey, hosted a ceremony on 25 June to officially rename its headquarters. The former Itex House is now known as Turing House. The new name was chosen in honour and recognition of Alan Turing – the individual cited as the father of modern computer science – whose code breaking skills helped crack the […]

Community News

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC   19 February 2015 –Twelve months of fundraising has seen staff at RBC Wealth Management raise over £14,000 which has been donated to the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, their chosen Charity of the Year.   Throughout last year, staff took part in a range of activities, including raffles, bake […]

GUERNSEY TENNIS COACHES PUT CONFERENCE LEARNINGS INTO PRACTICE

GUERNSEY TENNIS COACHES PUT CONFERENCE LEARNINGS INTO PRACTICE

Four local tennis coaches have been putting the knowledge they gained from a recent tennis coaching conference into practice. The trip to the British Tennis Association Coaches Conference was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor. Rob West, Gareth Coombes, Jo Robinson and Richard Smeed from the […]

Guernsey Football Association launches film about pitchside communication

Guernsey Football Association launches film about pitchside communication

The Guernsey Football Association has made a film to show coaches, parents and other adults that excessive or negative pitchside communication has no positive impact for the children playing football. Steve Sharman, GFA Director of Youth Development, organised the film, which was sponsored by Deloitte. Steve demonstrates, via a simple exercise using a jigsaw puzzle, […]

BOWMEN OF GUERNSEY BENEFIT FROM GENERALI WORLDWIDE BURSARY

The Bowmen of Guernsey have invested in new beginner bows and refurbished existing equipment, helping them to continue to run courses for archery novices. The purchase was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor.   The club has already made use of the new equipment in their […]

Charity News

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

GUERNSEY’S top young golfers are getting behind Male Uprising Guernsey with a special fundraising activity. A sponsored golf marathon will see members of the 22-man Guernsey Golf Development Squad, sponsored by ABN AMRO, play as many holes as possible in one day. The players, who will be wearing MUG branded kit provided by the male […]

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

A TEAM from Garenne Group which took part in the London to Brighton bike ride has beaten its fundraising target of £10,000. The 20-strong team took part in the 54-mile long bike ride which is said to be Europe’s biggest fundraising cycle ride and attracted 28,000 riders. The Garenne team aimed to raise £5,000 for […]

Sign up for this year’s ultimate summer action!

This Summer, Tri-Ultimate Guernsey is back! – Only bigger and better. On Sunday 7th September islanders will be digging out their swimming goggles, pumping up their tyres and dusting off their trainers for an action packed day of summer fun in order to raise funds for local charity Hope for a Child. Competitors will be […]

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Local architectural design practice PF+A, in association with Home Start Guernsey, is calling all golfers to take part in a charity “Drive to St Andrews” challenge. The charity golf drive will be held on Sunday 24August and is challenging teams of golfers to hit a combined distance of 1,000km (621 miles) – the equivalent distance […]

Other News

Six years on and still creating a buzz in the Channel Islands

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claire Boscq-Scott launched The Busy Queen Bee six years ago and since then she has created a huge buzz in the Channel Islands. The customer services expert provides secret shopper experiences for her clients, as well as networking opportunities and events – and has even published her own book online. ‘I love everything about what […]

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CICRA launches 2015 bursary scheme

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey sixth form students looking to study economics, business studies or law at university have until 14 March to apply for a bursary from the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA). CICRA awards a bursary to a student in each island with the aim of supporting home-grown talent and further developing skills in the […]

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ARC Group expands into Canada

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Asset Risk Consultants (“ARC”) has appointed Marco Galvan to expand ARC’s activities in Canada.  He will be based in Toronto. Mr Galvan, who is a member of the CFA Institute, previously worked at RBC supporting the global high net worth discretionary investment businesses within RBC’s Wealth Management division.  He specialised in manager due diligence, portfolio […]

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Robus and Hexagon PCC scoop top accolades at UK Captive Service Awards

Robus and Hexagon PCC scoop top accolades at UK Captive Service Awards

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

GUERNSEY-BASED protected cell company, Hexagon, has been named Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) Service Provider of the Year at the UK Captive Service Awards. Hexagon PCC is owned by Robus Group, also based in Guernsey, which won PCC Initiative for 2015 based on one of its structuring solutions. Robus Group managing director, Chris Le Conte, said: […]

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