A Time for (Regulatory) Change

A Time for (Regulatory) Change

Summer…. A time for holidays, beaches, ice cream and regulation! It might be the time of year when many people think about slowing down, but those responsible for the regulatory programme in any Guernsey-based financial services business have much to keep them busy. Ignoring minor changes to the Prospectus Rules & Registered Funds Rules there are some major changes in the pipeline. In this article, […]

2016 & beyond – The Evolution of Guernsey Fund Structures

2016 & beyond – The Evolution of Guernsey Fund Structures

As I write this the Investment Supervision & Policy Division (ISPD) of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have just announced their strategy in respect of the Fund Sector for 2017. More about that later… During 2017 we saw two new pieces of regulation come out of the ISPD, which is significant compared to previous years. What is interesting to note is that in both […]

Fund Distribution: Impact of the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive

Fund Distribution: Impact of the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive

The fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (AML4), or Directive (EU) 2015/849 to give its proper name, is due to be implemented into National Law by all EU member states by 26 June 2017. As with all directives there can be gold-plating at the national level. There will also be recommendations, guidelines and interpretation from various bodies especially the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). I will start […]

Local SEO and why it matters for Guernsey Finance

Local SEO and why it matters for Guernsey Finance

In the Finance Industry, Local SEO could easily be overlooked as being unimportant when the clear majority of our clients are based from overseas. But that couldn't be further from the truth. I will explain why we should be doing more for our local SEO to help on with business on a global scale. Firstly, what is Local SEO? Local SEO is a highly effective […]

The EU Regulation Torrent

The EU Regulation Torrent

On 29th November I attended the 6th AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Directive 2016 Conference held by the Private Equity Forum and hosted in the auditorium at the London office of Simmons & Simmons. The content was heavy on regulation and had a large focus on Brexit. I was also able to have a conversation with the Director of Regulatory Policy at EFAMA (the European […]