Primary Goals


  • We are a mature funds Jurisdiction and industry (over 50 years) with many long established contacts and can boast attracting funds promoted by high quality world class clients.
  • We are a world leading Private Equity, Real Estate and Listed fund domicile.
  • We provide a flexible funds domicile in which to establish funds targeted at institutional / HNW investors with internationally recognised regulation and oversight.
  • We provide a jurisdiction with true substance and infrastructure for managers looking to establish physical presence.
  • We provide a wealth of expertise for fund administration and custody for both Guernsey and non-Guernsey funds.
  • We are compliant but different – not a tax haven!
  • Dual AIFMD regime offering promoters the flexibility to opt-in or opt-out rather than simple mandatory compliance.


  • To ensure that the Guernsey fund industry is best positioned to retain existing business and to grow the fund sector in Guernsey by availing itself of opportunities when they arise  and working with Members and other internal and external interested parties to maintain and improve Guernsey’s position as a leading fund jurisdiction.
  • To maintain and build on Guernsey’s international reputation.
  • To maintain and expand Guernsey’s depth of expertise.
  • To strive to be at the forefront of fund innovation and evolution.
  • To develop the GIFA brand to raise awareness and increase industry participation in the Association.
  • To ensure GIFA takes all necessary steps to remain the recognised voice of the funds industry in Guernsey.
  • To strive for efficient and effective communication to Members and other internal and external interested parties as appropriate through the GIFA website, the quarterly newsletter, GIFA Executive and sub – committees and Guernsey Finance.