Guernsey Funds Forum 2018

By: GIFA , Friday, June 29, 2018

Paul Smith, Chair of GIFA, states, “With supranational organisations and national governments putting greater prominence on substance than ever before, it is imperative that we leave no doubt as to the substance that exists here in Guernsey. I believe we are in a very strong position compared to our competitors due to the breadth and depth of experience and expertise here on the island and the value that we add to the operation of fund business but others cannot be allowed to forget it.”

  • Guernsey is home to more than £100 billion of private equity and venture capital funds alone – more than any of its competitors
  • Private equity funds are domiciled in Guernsey to access expertise and experience – not a treaty network
  • Guernsey funds can reach parts of the world managers want to reach – and can do so quicker and cheaper than EU funds

Guernsey Funds Forum

Paul believes that the Guernsey Funds Forum is the greatest weapon at our disposal with which to evidence the substance that secures the future of our industry – powerful statistics from this year’s event include:

  • 429 delegates attended the Guernsey Funds Forum
    • nearly 300 of which (69%) were from off-island
  • 230 companies were represented
    • nearly 100 of which (37%) were asset managers

For more information please find here the link to the post-event information pack courtesy of Guernsey Finance.

Next year will be the event’s tenth anniversary and it has the potential to be the biggest and best in the event’s history but it will not realise it’s potential without the continued support of GIFA and its members. I trust that Guernsey Finance can count on your support, and that of your firms, when preparations begin later this year.

Please feel free to contact me or James Travers at Guernsey Finance if you have any questions or to register your interest in supporting this event.

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