Why Guernsey for Private Wealth?
Guernsey is globally recognised as a leader in private wealth, family office management and structuring.
Guernsey's strengths and excellent reputation come from our expert professional service providers, offering a range of flexible structures.
Individuals and families can easily manage their wealth, investments and philanthropic endeavours in a safe, secure and stable environment with close proximity to London and access to global markets.
Political and economic stability
Robust regulatory environment
Committed to international standards
Decades of expertise in private wealth
Guernsey offers a variety of trust and fiduciary arrangements and structures which provide flexible intergenerational wealth and investment management solutions for families and corporate entities.
Guernsey offers a range of vehicles for private wealth structuring including:
- protected cell companies (PCCs)
- incorporate cell companies (ICCs)
- private investment funds (PIFs)
- purpose trust
- charitable trust
Guernsey is an internationally trusted jurisdiction offering flexible limited company structures
The Guernsey Foundation is an incorporated entity with a separate legal personality. The vehicle includes the best attributes of those foundations based in other jurisdictions with appropriate safeguards in line with Guernsey's regulatory environment. Foundations also offer a trusted, personal environment for philanthropic endeavours.
Guernsey has decades of experience offering bespoke services for single or multiple family offices
Guernsey has a full ecosystem of financial service providers supporting the private wealth industry across a range of specialisms. These include:
- private client lawyers
- corporate governance specialists
- accountancy services
- investment advisers
- investment managers
- administration services
- philanthropy and impact advisers
- aircraft and marine services
Offering discretionary investment management, investment advisory and execution-only private wealth investment services for trusts, fiduciaries and families.
Guernsey gives access to investment management services and a route to private equity, alternatives and mainstream investments.
The Guernsey Association of Trustees
GAT is the industry representative body for fiduciary licence holders in Guernsey. Our membership largely consists of Trust and Company service providers and individuals in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and fully regulated by the GFSC as either Full or Personal licensees, but also extends to lawyers, accountants, compliance professionals and other individuals locally with an interest in the fiduciary industry.
Through our Association GAT members can comment and help to shape local regulatory and legislative issues affecting the industry. Members also have the opportunity to voice opinion about external issues that affect Guernsey. Exclusive members-only events encourage networking with peers and GAT Sponsors, keep members up to speed with industry news and provide guidance on the practical application of changes impacting their business. Members receive monthly newsletters and mailshots directly to their inbox delivering relevant news, events and sponsor articles. To learn more about GAT and/or to apply to become a member, please visit our website.
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission
The GFSC is the regulatory body for the finance sector in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.