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Citywealth shortlistsfor Saffery Champness

Citywealth shortlistsfor Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness has been shortlisted for four awards across Citywealth’s annual International Financial Centre (IFC) and Power Women awards. Both the Guernsey and Geneva offices have been nominated for‘Trust Company of the Year’ in their respective jurisdictions for the 2016 IFC awards while the Guernsey office has been shortlisted for ‘Company of the year: Female […]

PwC: Opportunities abound for the Channel Islands as global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion by 2020

PwC: Opportunities abound for the Channel Islands as global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion by 2020

A predicted rise of investment in alternative assets is expected to offer significant opportunities for Guernsey and Jersey, as premier locations for alternative asset funds and fund managers, in the coming years. According to ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’, a report just published by PwC, investments in alternatives could double […]

RAW CAPITAL PARTNERS LAUNCHES NEW MORTGAGE FUND

Guernsey based, boutique asset management company, RAW Capital Partners, has launched its sixth Fund, an alternative lending Fund focussed on mortgage lending. The Fund aims to build upon the growing excitement about the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) lending space with a Fund that Tim Parkes, RAW’s lead Manager for this new Fund, describes as “Many-to-Many”. Parkes goes […]

Mourant Ozannes advises on Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.’s closing of US$1 billion Senior Notes Offering

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (PSH) on all Guernsey-related aspects of its successful closing of $1 billion Senior Notes due 2022 at a coupon of 5.500% per annum (the Notes) on 26 June 2015. The net proceeds from the offering of the Notes are expected to be used […]

Appointments

Mourant Ozannes appoints Global Head of Knowledge Management

Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Catherine Cadman as Global Head of Knowledge Management, as part of its on-going strategy to deliver the very best client experience. Catherine joins Mourant Ozannes from Irwin Mitchell LLP, a Top 20 UK firm with a reputation for innovation in knowledge management. As well as leading the […]

Collas Crill appoints David Moore as Consultant

Collas Crill has strengthened its Guernsey Corporate & Commercial team with the appointment of experienced Consultant David Moore. David has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate law, having practiced for more than 20 years in Guernsey and ten years in London prior to that. He specialises in corporate finance, insurance, offshore funds, trusts and […]

Saffery Champness appoints new trust manager

Saffery Champness has significantly strengthened its trust capability with the appointment of Andy Russell to co-manage one of its family office teams. Mr Russell joins Nicola Kendall in overseeing a team of 14 who have, for more than a decade, administered a small group of ultra-high net worth client relationships. Bringing with him more than […]

Brian O’Mahoney appointed finance director and group chief operating officerat Ravenscroft

RAVENSCROFT has appointed a new finance director and group chief operating officer with more than 20 years’ experience in offshore finance. Brian O’Mahoneyhas built up a close relationship with the independent stockbroking and investment management firm in recent years. As former finance director at Legis he has worked alongside and reported to the principals at […]

Events

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is key focus of WDF meeting

This month’s (July 7) Women’s Development Forum (WDF) event,sponsored by EY, will concentrate on diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The discussions will focus on the importance of championing positive work cultures for people of all backgrounds, especially from a disability and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning), so they feel included in the […]

Startup Guernsey to celebrate local entrepreneurshipwith Alumni Network launch

Startup Guernsey is holding an event for all former and current clients to celebrate their success and launch its new alumni network initiative. The alumni network will bring together those individuals who have had success in launching a local business with Startup Guernsey’s support and aims to inspire further activity among the island’s entrepreneur community. […]

Latest wave of regulation could create challenges for the offshore funds industry

The next implementation phase of the new European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could be a riptide that creates challenges for the offshore funds industry if businesses do not understand the potential impact and do not take steps to prepare. The European Union regulation on derivatives, central counterparties […]

Future of global and digital communications to form focus of inaugural Channel Islands PR Forum

The trends shaping the future communications landscape globally will form the focus of debate at the inaugural CIPR PR Forum to be held in the Channel Islands in September. Organised by the Channel Islands Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the half day ‘Channel Islands PR Forum 2015: Future Reputations’ conference will […]

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

New showroom means a big cheque for Bridge2

New showroom means a big cheque for Bridge2

£1,450 was raised for Guernsey-based humanitarian charity Bridge2 at a party held by Bonsai to celebrate the opening of their new homewares showroom. The Bonsai founders, Mat Rolfe and Lee Stillwell, wanted the launch party to have an altruistic element and continue their fundraising for Bridge2, which to date has supported the humanitarian crisis in […]

Guernsey ready for Gothia

Guernsey ready for Gothia

18 young Guernsey footballers have travelled to Sweden for the start of the 2015 Gothia Cup. Also known as the World Youth Cup, this annual football tournament is held in Sweden and this year a squad of under-15 players from Guernsey has been entered. Sponsored by Louvre Group for the second year, the team will […]

£500 and not out!

£500 and not out!

Cricketers from Deloitte and Appleby batted it out to raise £500 for local male cancer charity, Male Uprising Guernsey. This is the third year the cricket fundraiser has been organised by the two businesses and collectively the event has raised over £1,500. ‘The two companies have supported MUG since the charity’s launch and this cricket […]

Morgan Sharpe powers new cycle team

A landmark sponsorship deal could have a big impact on competitive cycling in Guernsey. A new team – Morgan Sharpe powered by Adventure Cycles – has been formed with six local cyclists who will compete together locally the UK and France Guernsey’s cycling community has to date been made up of individual competitors, rather than […]

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

New program raises $2.4 billion using Guernsey structure

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carey Olsen’s investment funds team has advised on the launch of Park Square Capital’sCredit Opportunities IIProgram which raised a total of $2.4 billion of committed capital making it one of the leading players in the European leveraged loan markets. Acting alongside onshore firm Debevoise & Plimpton, Carey Olsen partner Andrew Boyce and senior associate Alex […]

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Bailiwick Investments Limited and Sealyham Investments Limited buy into Acorn Group Holdings Limited and agree to fund future growth

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bailiwick Investments Limited (BIL), a Channel Islands based investment company listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, which already owns shares in Jacksons CI Group, the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, Jersey Electricity, Jersey Water, Guernsey Recycling and aviation company ASG Group, has acquired a 25% interest in Acorn Group Holdings Limited (Acorn). Sealyham Investments Limited […]

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Mourant Ozannes makes senior appointments in Guernsey

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Dylan Latimer and Sally French will become senior associates on 1 July. Dylan Latimer, who works in the Corporate Practice, trained at a leading offshore law firm in Dublin before moving to Mourant Ozannes, specialising in corporate, commercial and banking law. He has published a number […]

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Collas Crill shortlisted for two STEP Private Client Awards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Collas Crill has been shortlisted in the Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year and Legal Team of The Year (mid-size) categories in the esteemed Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) Private Client Awards for 2015. Now in their tenth year, the awards are widely considered to set the industry standard for excellence […]

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