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20 years of protected cell company development

June 27 2017 Protected cell company (PCC) structures celebrated their 20th anniversary earlier this year. Originally developed in Guernsey, primarily for use in…

BEPS - how safe are private equity structures in the Channel Islands?

February 24 2017 As a result of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Agenda published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…

Longetivity ain't what it used to be

January 29 2016 A number of innovative deals have transformed the potential of longevity swaps to help defined benefit pension schemes to manage longevity…

Common Reporting Standard: are firms and clients ready?

January 23 2017 A decade ago it would have been difficult to envisage the amount of compliance and reporting now required of the offshore financial services industry…

Trustees’ duty of confidentiality

February 8 2013 A recent Court of Appeal decision in Guernsey, Re B (2012) has highlighted the issue of trustees' duty of confidentiality when disclosure of…

Approach to regulation and risk - Does the way you talk about compliance pass the 'granny test'?

June 28 2018 In the latest in a series of regulatory columns for Compliance Matters by experts in Guernsey’s legal sector, Collas Crill Group Partner Wayne…

Guernsey for ILS

June 27 2018 Guernsey has a thriving insurance linked securities (ILS) sector and is home to an abundance of ILS structures including: hundreds of special…

Guernsey’s solution for boosting prospects for growth companies

June 5 2018 Amid calls made at the Guernsey Funds Forum for reform to make stock market listings more appealing to growth companies, James Falla hears from Fiona…

Industry should "kick back" on increasing regulation

June 1 2018 Jon Moulton, the Guernsey resident described as 'the public face of the private equity industry' used a platform at the Guernsey Funds Forum in…

Diversity in financial services needs to go 'well beyond the boardroom'

May 30 2018 Pursuit of diversity in financial services needs to go "well beyond the boardroom", according to one of Britain's leading diversity campaigners…