Author Archive: James Qualtrough

James Qualtrough (Jamesq) is the Founder and Editor of Isle News and is based on the Isle of Man. Isle News is a news site for the UK offshore jurisdictions of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

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New faces at Close Finance

New faces at Close Finance

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Close Finance has appointed Claire Dempsey as head of its sales support team.   With over 25 years’ experience in financial services, covering a range of business support and supervisory roles, she will be responsible for overseeing all back office administration and customer support services.   Claire (pictured) began her career with Barclays, and has […]

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Prestigious Certification for C5 Alliance’s Head of Training

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

C5 Alliance’s Head of Training, Anna Philpot, has recently been certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist Expert, becoming one of only a very small number of MicrosoftCertified Trainers in the Channel Islands. Microsoft Certified Trainers are recognised by industry as leading technical and instructional experts in Microsoft, meeting stringent criteria including […]

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Social media guidance for finance firms to be explored at CIPR event

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The recently published Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidelines on financial promotions in social media will be the focus of an event being organised in Guernsey and Jersey by the Channel Islands group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The events will look at what the guidelines means for the growing number of financial […]

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Stand Up to Stroke

Stand Up to Stroke

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new initiative – Stand Up to Stroke – launches in Guernsey to support stroke sufferers and their families and friends The new six-session workshop programme is being organised and run by physiotherapist and stroke specialist Elaine Strappini who is one of the founders of the organisation Happy at Home. Elaine has played a leading […]

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Global real estate fund sector facing widespread ‘disruption’ as demand, funding and administration all evolve

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The global real estate sector, riding a broad wave of growth and demand, is going through one of its most tumultuous periods in recent history, according to EY’s Global market outlook 2015: trends in real estate private equity report. As changes in economic and social patterns fundamentally alter demand throughout the real estate markets, investors […]

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FUN AND GAMES AT THE KGV

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Guernsey Sports Commission and Generali Worldwide are encouraging the whole family to try a new sport and have fun at the KGV playing fields at a special event in May. Date: 30th May 2015 Where: KGV Playing Fields Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm The Generali Family Fun day, which takes place on 30th May, will have […]

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Carey Olsen further strengthens its litigation and dispute resolution expertise

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carey Olsen continues to grow its litigation and dispute resolution practice with the appointment of highly qualified offshore litigator, Martin Jones, who has joined the team in Guernsey as of counsel. Advocate Jones specialises in complex international and commercial financial litigation including trust and regulatory matters, cross-border fraud claims, multi-jurisdictional insolvency matters, asset tracing and […]

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Making waves on Herm

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four families have expressed how much they enjoyed a recent trip to Herm that was organised by the Set Sail Trust and sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.   Nine children and their parents, who have all recently been affected by a family bereavement, were treated to a fun-filled activity weekend on the island. […]

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Steve Rickards appointed as Barclays head of offshore funds

Steve Rickards appointed as Barclays head of offshore funds

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barclays has appointed Steve Rickards as head of offshore funds. He will lead the creation and implementation of the bank’s offshore funds strategy and report directly to Paul Savery, managing director of personal and corporate banking in the Channel Islands. “Steve has 30 years’ experience with Barclays in corporate banking and international finance centres,” said […]

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Carey Olsen advises on Specialist Fund Market IPO

Carey Olsen advises on Specialist Fund Market IPO

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A corporate team from Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office advised Amedeo Air Four Plus on the successful completion of its initial public offering on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange with 202 million shares of the company trading at an issue price of 100p per share. Amedeo Air Four Plus is a newly […]

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