Guernsey is a world-leading location in which to conduct investment fund business and in particular alternative investments with over 5 decades of experience in dealing with a variety of asset classes. Guernsey also has an excellent reputation with the necessary infrastructure and knowledge base for the development of more esoteric investments, a reputable international centre where innovative fund products can be successfully launched.
The Island also has expertise in using a wide range of investment vehicles including unit trusts, PCCs, ICCs and limited partnerships.
World-renowned investment management companies have the operation of their investment funds facilitated in Guernsey, where there is high quality legal, accounting, valuation, registrar, company secretarial and audit services for the structuring, launch and administration of funds.
Guernsey’s administrative heritage is being increasingly complemented by the growth of investment management services. This sector includes subsidiaries of large multinational houses as well as independent boutiques. In combination these firms deliver the widest range of asset management and stockbroking solutions to both private and corporate clients.
There are also a significant number of intermediaries who provide advice on suitable investment vehicles and products.
Guernsey has a reputation for robust corporate governance and there is an experienced and qualified pool of non-executive directors on the Island.
Guernsey’s offering in the investment funds field is boosted by the presence of The International Stock Exchange (TISE), formerly known as The Channel Islands Securities Exchange. The TISE provides a responsive and innovative listing facility for investment vehicles such as open and closed ended funds and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), as well as Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). The Exchange offers a regulated marketplace for capital to be raised from international investors in a convenient and cost-effective manner.