Tag: Guernsey Finance

Private equity leader to speak at Guernsey Funds Forum 2016

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneur and leading private equity figure Luke Johnson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Guernsey Funds Forum. The Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners will top the bill for the annual event, which this year is titled ‘The new scope – investor perspectives, innovation and success’, and takes place on Thursday […]

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Pension funds look to captive insurance for longevity risk answers

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Captive insurance companies are providing pension funds with a valuable avenue to the reinsurance market for transferring longevity risk, a newly-published white paper has reported. ‘Longevity risk market comes of age’, the Guernsey Finance white paper, written by insurance journalist Helen Yates, examined how longevity risk – the risk that people live longer into their […]

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Guernsey to host launch event to mark Hong Kong office opening

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Respected Hong Kong current affairs commentator, Michael Chugani, will moderate a panel session at a launch event to mark the opening of a Guernsey representative office in Hong Kong. Taking place at The China Club in Central on Wednesday 2 March, the event will feature a panel debate on the current economic climate and the […]

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Strong Guernsey presence in Citywealth Power Women list

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kate Clouston, Director of International Business Development at Guernsey Finance, has been named in the Citywealth 2015 IFC Power Women Top 200. Now in its third year, the list highlights 200 of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, private client advisory, education and philanthropy across international financial centres. In total, 31 women from Guernsey […]

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Guernsey masterclass to weigh up AIFMD NPP and passporting regimes

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Options available to fund managers marketing into Europe under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will be the focus of a Guernsey funds masterclass in London next year. The event, which takes place at the British Museum on Wednesday 3 February, will feature a panel debate among leading figures from the funds industry and […]

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Guernsey Finance to open Hong Kong office

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Finance is delighted to announce that it will open a representative office in Hong Kong in the first quarter of next year. The office will be the promotional agency’s second overseas outpost, in addition to its Shanghai office which opened in 2008. Guernsey Finance China Representative, Wendy Weng, who is based in Shanghai, will […]

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Guernsey signs MoU with Shanghai Family Office Union

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Finance, on behalf of Guernsey’s financial services sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shanghai Family Office Union (SFOU). The agreement was signed by Kate Clouston, Director of International Business Development at Guernsey Finance, and Antoine Kuo, Chairman of the SFOU, at a co-hosted wealth management event in Shanghai last month. […]

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Guernsey funds grow by nearly £5 billion in Q3

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The total value of funds business in Guernsey grew by £4.9 billion (2.2%) during the third quarter of the year. Figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that, at the end of September 2015, the net asset value of all funds under management and administration in the Island stood at £224.8 billion. Guernsey […]

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Former Chief Minister named as new Chairman of Guernsey Finance

Former Chief Minister named as new Chairman of Guernsey Finance

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Board of Guernsey Finance has today announced that Lyndon Trott will be appointed as its Chairman with effect from 1 December. Mr Trott will replace Jim Gilligan, who is retiring as Chairman having held the position since 2006. “I am delighted to have been invited by the States of Guernsey and the Guernsey International […]

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Cost and ease of captive set-up a fit for hedging longevity

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Benefits of utilising a captive insurance company to hedge longevity risk include a lower cost base and the guarantee of a ‘principal-to-principal’ approach between the pension scheme and the reinsurance market, according to pensions funding expert Ian Aley. Mr Aley, who heads the transactions team at Towers Watson and specialises in advising pension funds and […]

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