Guernsey
ARTICLES
Guernsey: Stable, Innovating, Leading and Evolving
  Recent political instability and global uncertainty has highlighted Guernsey’s stability and certainty and have helped it stand out as a leading international finance centre (IFC). (01/11/2017)
Listing in an Uncertain World
  The CEO of the International Stock Exchange Group (TISEG) explores how its offering of certainty is strengthening the rationale for debt securities, investment vehicles and trading companies to list on TISE (01/08/2017)
How a CISE Listing Adds Substance and Creates Value
  International developments such as the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative are placing increased focus .... (01/02/2017)
CISE: Global regulatory standards with pragmatism
  The key to a successfully regulated exchange is combining global standards with a proportionate approach based on business risk, says Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange. (01/03/2016)
Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency: Pooling of Assets and Liabilities of Insolvent Companies
  Nigel Sands and Mathew Newman provide an insightful case study into Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency issues. (01/03/2016)
Guernsey Forges Ahead
  Following an active six months for Guernsey financial sector, Dominic Wheatley examines how Guernsey will continue to innovate in 2016. (01/02/2016)
Protectors: A Tale from Two Islands
  Ewan MacKay provides an insightful case study into the world of trust litigation and the removal of protectors, using Guernsey & Jersey as examples. (01/02/2016)
The Private Trust Foundation - an Alternative to Private Trust Companies
  Natasha Kapp showcases how Guernsey's Private Trust Foundation can act as an alternative to a Private Trust Company. (01/02/2016)
Q&A with Jim Gilligan, Carey Commercial Limited and Carey Trustees Limited
  IFC Media speaks to Jim Gilligan, Carey Group, about the business in the Channel Islands and the impact of regulatory changes locally and globally on the financial services sector there. (01/02/2016)
If it quacks like a duck?…The classification and duties of non-trustee power-holders
  With reserved powers legislation available in most offshore jurisdictions, Ashley Fife examines the difficulties regarding the categorisation of powers held by a person other than a trustee as either fiduciary or non-fiduciary. (01/01/2016)
Real Estate Investment into London and Europe
  Martin Paul and Richard Le Liard examine why the Channel Islands are the destination of choice for Asia and Middle East investors investing in real estate in London and Europe. (01/12/2015)
Guernsey: Staying Ahead of the Game
  Christopher Jones examines Guernsey has stayed ahead of the regulatory curve by enhancing its legislative framework. (01/08/2015)
Guernsey: Limited Liability Partnerships
  With Limited Liability Partnerships now available in Guernsey, David Crosland and Jonathan Cheney examine the new law and consider the potential uses for the new structure. (01/06/2014)
Maintaining the Competitive Edge in the Guernsey Financial Centre
  With the pace of regulatory change as unrelenting as ever, Joe Truelove examines how Guernsey can maintain its competitive edge in financial services. (01/06/2014)
Redefining International Retirement in a Postmodern Era
  Rex Cowley discusses the modern age of pensions, which is undergoing fundamental changes to deal with issues such as an ageing population, low annuity rates and the demise of the defined benefits pension. (01/09/2013)
Image Rights: A New Global Product
  Jose Luis Romanillos discusses Guernsey’s innovative new image rights legislation, a world first, which has the potential to become a ‘must have’ product in Guernsey and around the world. (01/07/2013)
Guernsey’s Insurance Advantage
  Martin Le Pelley discusses Guernsey’s reputation as a leading insurance domicile, a position earned through years of hard work, which relies on the jurisdiction’s wealth of experience and knowledge. (01/07/2013)
The Bespoke Cell Company
  Michael Betley discusses the corporate cell concept, pioneered by Guernsey, which affords enormous new structuring and planning opportunities either on their own or blended with other types of traditional vehicles. (01/06/2013)
Guernsey – Substance Over Form
  Chief Minister of Guernsey Peter Harwood examines the island’s great success in the financial services industry over the past few decades, looking at the range of products which help Guernsey to attract and promote good business. (01/06/2013)
Funds: Adapting to Ever Changing Market Conditions
  Oliver Godwin examines the Guernsey fund industry, where substantial growth over the past three decades has enabled a more sophisticated structure with which to establish investment funds, giving increased choice as to how to structure business. (01/06/2013)
AIFMD: Challenges Faced and Opportunities Provided
  Joe Truelove examines the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which has been a principal area of interest for Guernsey since details of the proposed directive were first made public four years ago. (01/06/2013)
Q&A with…Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance
  In an interview with the IFC, Guernsey Finance CEO Fiona Le Poidevin looks at what sets Guernsey apart from other IFCs and how it continues to prosper in response to global demands. (01/06/2013)
Solid Guernsey Foundations: A New Wealth Management Platform
  Following the recent addition of Foundations to Guernsey's already impressive range of services, Russell Clark provides an overview of the benefits of this new product (01/06/2013)
Private Client Structuring: Private Trust Companies and Private Trust Foundations
  Guernsey is well known for its pragmatic, timely and professional approach to the ever-increasing variety of structures demanded by private clients, Konrad Friedlaender and Natasha Kapp highlight some of the key differences between PTCs and PTFs. (01/06/2013)
Trusts: Evolving in an Increasingly Fiscal World
  William Simpson and Catherine Moore examine Guernsey's Trust sector and consider how well placed Guernsey is take advantage of this market. (01/06/2013)
A Firm Foundation: Guernsey Foundations in Practice
  Angela Calnan and Bethan Boscher provide an insightful case study showcasing one of Guernsey latest products, the foundation in practice. (01/06/2013)
A Wealth of Personality – Image Rights
  John Ogier, examines the Guernsey Image Rights legislation, a world first and details how it can provide protective for clients intellectual property. (01/06/2013)
Tax Treatment of Income from Image Rights
  Laila Arstall provides a brief overview of the tax treatment of income from Guernsey's innovative new Image Rights legislation (01/06/2013)
Guernsey: The Continuing Evolution of an IFC
  Fiona Le Poidevin examines Guernsey’s continued evolution as an International Finance Centre, at the forefront of adopting new regulatory and tax standards, while at the same time expanding its range of services. (01/06/2013)
Jersey: A Matter of Fact
  Geoff Cook discusses the shift of attention by larger nations around the world towards International Finance Centres as they seek to boost their tax revenue, and the public misunderstanding that has resulted from it. (01/06/2013)
A Question of Trust: Jersey and Guernsey Trust Law Evolves
  Paul Matthams examines recent changes to trust legislation in both Guernsey and Jersey, showcasing their continually evolving and sophisticated regimes. (01/06/2013)
Guernsey: The Pro-active Approach
  Andrew Munro discusses Guernsey’s approach to regulation and legislation, which has helped to further enhance the jurisdiction’s reputation as a leading specialist financial centre in Europe. (01/02/2013)
Guernsey: A Solid Foundation for the Future
  Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance provides an introduction to the recently approved Guernsey Foundations legislation and the unique proposition it creates for wealth managment. (01/11/2012)
Where in the World? Expansion into Foreign Jurisdictions
  Michael Betley examines potential jurisdictions for businesses looking to expand into new foreign markets. (01/04/2012)
Guernsey: Overview of the Key Developments in Guernsey in 2011
  Paul Christopher examines the key developments in Guernsey over the last 12 months. (01/12/2011)
Guernsey Primed for the Emerging Markets
  Peter Niven examines the Island’s rebound from the financial crisis and the steps taken to supplement business flows from the traditional UK and European centres with new streams from the emerging markets. (01/09/2011)
IFCs prove crucial in growth of emerging markets
  Grant Stein comments on the use of IFCs by emerging markets in facilitating investment into these markets as well as putting developing capital to work around the globe (01/06/2011)
Guernsey: The Future in its Hands
  Paul Christopher reflects on how Guernsey has dealt with the consequences of the global financial crisis and how it has positioned itself for the future (01/02/2011)
Is Privacy the Major Casualty of the Information Age?
  Chris Evans of Foreshore considers how, regardless of the sustained attacks on ‘privacy’, a structured approach to information security is still the best way to keep corporate information private (01/01/2011)
Isle of Man enters QROPS arena as a serious contender
  The ink is barely dry on the Isle of Man’s Income Tax (Pensions) (Temporary Taxation) Order 2010 - Rex Cowley and Mike Lightfoot of Close International examine the impact the Order will have on the QROPS market. (01/11/2010)
The implications for Guernsey of the challenge to its corporate tax regime
  Graham Parrott considers the future for Guernsey's corporate tax regime (01/09/2010)
Key Developments in Guernsey
  An incisive account of the year that was in Guernsey. (26/02/2010)
Using family limited partnerships…in Guernsey
  A flexible and tax-transparent way to structure asset protection over generations? Marcel Cariou demonstrates how Family Limited Partnerships are offering a viable alternative to trusts in Guernsey. (04/09/2009)
Guernsey: Transparent yet confidential in a brave new world
  Guernsey featured alongside the United Kingdom and United States on the OECD White List that was published at the conclusion of the G20 summit in London at the start of April. Here, Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, tackles the issues (04/09/2009)
Guernsey – a premier league (hedge) fund domicile
  Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, looks at how Guernsey has consistently embraced international tax standards. (27/06/2009)
Guernsey – the European reinsurance domicile
  Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, analyses Guernsey's allure as Europe's chief reinsurance domicile. (27/06/2009)
Guernsey: In the driving seat
  Peter Niven charts developments in Guernsey’s financial sector and stresses that pragmatic regulation and attractive products are the key to the jurisdiction’s success. (22/01/2009)
Trusts and divorce in the Jersey court
  Paul Buckle looks at the Channel Islands trust with respect to foreign divorce proceedings (16/01/2009)
Guernsey: Embedding a culture of compliance into fund administration.
  Christopher Anderson reports on how the shift of regulative responsibility, has moved from The Financial Services Commission to the fund administrators themselves (15/01/2009)
Managing in challenging times
  Jane Kerins reflects upon the current challenges facing the global trusts industry (12/01/2009)
Trust law changes in Guernsey
  Paul Buckle provides a look at the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 2007 set to come into force in 2008 (30/01/2008)
Guernsey: A centre of excellence for private banking
  Sandra Platts provides an overview of Guernsey’s private banking sector. (28/01/2008)
Trust sector update
  Rosemary Marr provides an update of global developments in the trust sector, with particular emphasis on Jersey, Guernsey, Dubai and Switzerland. (02/01/2008)
Guernsey: Managing intellectual property in an offshore, tax neutral environment
  Jason Romer analyses the new intellectual property laws in Guernsey and illustrates the benefits holding structures offer (30/01/2007)
Channel Islands: Real Estate Investment Trusts
  Joanne Luce reports on how REITs look set grow in 2007 (25/01/2007)
Changing times for Jersey and Guernsey trust laws
  With significant changes in Guernsey ‘s and Jersey’s trust legislation proposed for next year, Paul Buckle assesses their significance. (14/01/2007)
Offshore in Europe?
  Mark Watson looks at recent developments in EU member tax systems and reflects upon their possible impact on the Channel Islands (10/01/2007)