A leader for
London Stock Exchange listings...
Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for establishing vehicles listing on the
London Stock Exchange.
The Island’s experience has developed the infrastructure and expertise which make it quick and easy to access capital markets. This reputation means that Guernsey remains the first choice of many professionals considering where to domicile their listing vehicles. Guernsey entities are spread across the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market, AIM and SFM and range from major corporations through to niche investment vehicles, including a significant number of investment funds.
Existing and new fund promoters are particularly attracted to Guernsey by its reputation for servicing closed-ended listed structures, including private equity however, Guernsey listed structures can be used for a wide variety of purposes. The Island also has a hallmark innovation in the capital markets, with vehicles being used to attract investment into niche asset classes such as Insurance Linked Securities (ILS).
Guernsey is renowned as a good home for vehicles which are established for
raising capital to invest into infrastructure projects. It is this experience and
expertise which has led to Guernsey becoming the first port of call for fund
managers seeking to raise funds from the capital markets for investing into
emerging economies, for example the Far East, Russia, Latin America and India.
The Island’s position on the doorstep of the UK (and continental Europe) means it is ideally located to service clients wishing to list on the London Stock Exchange. The fact that there are regular 40-minute flights between Guernsey and the City of London makes doing business quick and easy and this is also assisted by being in the same time zone, speaking the same language and using the same currency.
Guernsey also boasts a longstanding financial services industry with banking,
private wealth, investment funds and insurance sectors supported by a network of professional services, including multi-jurisdictional law firms and global
accountancy practices with specialists advising on London Stock Exchange
They work in a regulatory and legislative environment which has been proven through the years to offer high standards while retaining speed and simplicity for clients.
It is this framework which means Guernsey remains a jurisdiction of choice for listings on the markets of the London Stock Exchange.
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St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3PN
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