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Collas Crill | Guernsey | 12 Jul 2011

How to set up a hedge fund successfully

Guernsey has a solid history in operating collective investment funds. The island has a reputation for providing a healthy choice of experienced fund services providers, together with flexibility of structure and regulation, a stable government, the option of access to the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and preferential taxation. This update reviews the system of successfully setting up a......
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Collas Crill | Guernsey | 7 Jul 2011

How to set up a hedge fund successfully

Guernsey has a solid history in operating collective investment funds. The island has a reputation for providing a healthy choice of experienced fund services providers, together with flexibility of structure and regulation, a stable government, the option of access to the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and preferential taxation. This update reviews the system of successfully setting up a......
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Collas Crill | Guernsey | 16 Jun 2011

Informal freezes: court gives authorities cold shoulder over eight-year restraint

The situation in Guernsey regarding informal freezes of suspect assets has caused confusion and attracted widespread criticism – foreign clients and lawyers are unable to understand how a system creating such an 'informal freeze' can have been enacted and be allowed to endure. However, following a Royal Court of Guernsey ruling, it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Collas Crill | 10 Jun 2011

Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process: non-executive directors

In early 2011 the Guernsey Financial Services Commission held a workshop for non-executive directors relating to the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process. This update summarises the key take-home points from the workshop for non-executive directors.
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Collas Crill | 9 Jun 2011

Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process: non-executive directors

In early 2011 the Guernsey Financial Services Commission held a workshop for non-executive directors relating to the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process. This update summarises the key take-home points from the workshop for non-executive directors.
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Collas Crill | 7 Jun 2011

No captive to fortune: Guernsey confirms stance on Solvency II

In early 2011, in a joint statement, the States of Guernsey and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission confirmed that it was not Guernsey's intention to seek third country equivalence under the EU Solvency II Directive. Industry groups and trade publications in Guernsey have applauded this strong clarifying statement, coming after what has been a concerted lobbying effort at local level.
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Collas Crill | 2 Jun 2011

No captive to fortune: Guernsey confirms stance on Solvency II

In early 2011, in a joint statement, the States of Guernsey and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission confirmed that it was not Guernsey's intention to seek third-country equivalence under the EU Solvency II Directive. Industry groups and trade publications in Guernsey have applauded this strong clarifying statement, coming after what has been a concerted lobbying effort at local level.
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Collas Crill | 6 Jan 2011

Leading the way in the e-gambling industry

Alderney has a longstanding reputation as a centre of excellence in the remote gambling industry. Due to the robust regime that has been implemented by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, it has attracted the biggest operators and players in the world. The experience gleaned by the commission in regulating the industry has led to a deep-rooted understanding of the sector.
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Collas Crill | 9 Dec 2010

Advantages of the trust regime

Many factors combine to make Guernsey a competitive jurisdiction for the establishment and administration of all types of trust structure. These include its commitment to tax transparency, as demonstrated through the signing of tax information exchange agreements with 15 countries, and its strong regulatory environment.
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Collas Crill | 25 Nov 2010

Mutual friends: the new UK coalition administration and the crown dependencies

The thriving financial centres of Guernsey and the other UK crown dependencies are an essential part of the UK economy – a fact which is not lost on the coalition government. The new administration came into power with a promise of a "bold, reforming government that puts fairness back into Britain". The question arises: how will this promise affect the United Kingdom's relationship with Guernsey?
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