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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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Robusopens new office in London as part of continued expansion

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Ogier welcomes Guernsey and Luxembourg’s Memorandum of Understanding

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Skipton International reports strong growth for 2014

Skipton International reports strong growth for 2014

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Channel Island bank, Skipton International has reported strong growth in both mortgage lending and savings for 2014. The bank saw its savings book grow by 14.7% from £784m in 2013 to £899m last year. Likewise its mortgage lending also reported similar growth, rising from £689m to £791m, a growth of 14.2%. The local bank’s growth […]

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First Names Group shortlist for Prestigious WealthBriefing Award

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Data will be the next natural resource saysIT investment expert

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The opportunities and challenges of investing in information technology were examined at a recent seminar entitled‘The ‘IT’ Presentation’ hosted by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Ben Rogoff, co-manager of Polar Capital Global Technology Fund and the Polar Capital Technology Trust, said that‘new paradigms’ are vital for his work to define technology dynamically. Mr Rogoff, a technology […]

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EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR TO SHARE HER JOURNEY TO THE BOARDROOM

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Heritage takes 33% stake in MGA specialist Ambant Underwriting Services

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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New chairman for Channel Islands Property Fund

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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C5 attends top eGaming event

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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