Why Guernsey for Funds?
Guernsey is a premier jurisdiction for investment and funds and a specialist global centre for open and closed-ended fund structures.
Guernsey has assets under management of more than £280billion and is a leading jurisdiction for private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, renewables, debt, listed securities and sustainable finance.
There are a range of fund structures available in Guernsey with different levels of regulatory oversight, offering flexibility, global access and speed to market.
Pragmatic and flexible regulatory environment
Access to global investors
Guernsey has significant experience in conducting investment and funds-related business and in managing and administering closed-ended funds and related services and in particular alternatives
Guernsey has significant experience in conducting investment and funds-related business and in managing and administering open-ended funds and related services
Guernsey has significant expertise in providing investment management and other related services for a variety of traditional and innovative structures and vehicles, such as:
- private investment funds (PIF)
- qualifying investor funds (QIF)
- protected cell company (PCC)
- incorporated cell company (ICC)
- hedge funds
- parallel funds
- co-investment vehicles
- feeder funds
- debt funds
- listed funds
Guernsey has expertise for listing vehicles on a variety of international capital markets including the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Guernsey-headquartered International Stock Exchange (TISE).
TISE provides financial markets and securities services to public and private companies. TISE is a regulated stock exchange, home to a range of innovative equity listings across trading companies and investment vehicles. TISE is also home to Europe's most comprehensive sustainable market segment, TISE Sustainable.
The Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA)
GIFA established as a trade association in 1989 and merged with the Guernsey Investment Managers and Stock Brokers Association (GIMSA) in 2019. GIFA was formed to represent the Island’s growing fund and investment management industry. Our membership spans the whole spectrum of the Island’s investment community, including fund managers, administrators, custodians, investment managers, stock brokers and non-executive directors as well as professional firms such as lawyers, accountants and consultants who are closely involved in the work of the investment industry.
GIFA’s principal objective is to protect and enhance the collective interests of its members. This means working closely with the Island’s government, promotional agencies and regulators to ensure that investment & funds businesses are able to develop and introduce new products and services to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of the international investor. It also means striving to maintain the Island’s reputation as a safe and well regulated offshore centre with a strong commitment to investor protection.
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission
The GFSC is the regulatory body for the finance sector in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.