Guernsey Confirmed as a Coopertaive Jurisdiction by ECOFIN

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN) has today reaffirmed its previous decision that Guernsey is a cooperative jurisdiction with respect to tax good governance. ECOFIN has published an updated EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and confirmed that Guernsey is not one of them. This is on the basis that Guernsey […]

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Brexit Uncertainty, Guernsey Certainty

In an era of unprecedented uncertainty, Guernsey offers a steady jurisdiction based upon a constitutional relationship with the UK stretching back over 800 years, more than 50 years of experience as a finance centre of choice for funds business, and more than 40 years of experience as a third country operating outside of, but in […]

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New Service for Fund and Manager Boards

The Financial Protection and Advice Service, an independent monitoring and support service to enhance risk management and prevent financial losses, provided by Thorndon with input from the GIFA NED Committee has now been up an running since November 2018 and starting to gain some traction. Today a press release was issued. If you require further […]

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The New Handbook

The summary below is provided by KPMG in its recent release entitled – The countdown begins…New GFSC Guernsey Handbook. Further details can be found here. Releases on the Handbook have also been made by other entities such as Ogier. On 12 November 2018, the GFSC issued the new Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (the […]

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UK and EEA regulators agree no-deal MoU

The FCA and ESMA have announced the agreement of a multilateral regulatory cooperation agreement (MoU) between the FCA and EEA regulators. An agreement of this nature is required under AIFMD for the UK to enjoy certain rights as a third country if there is no Brexit deal. Amongst the most important of these for our […]

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