Guernsey Funds Forum 2024

Convene 155 Bishopsgate
15 May 2024

Navigate the future of funds at the Guernsey Funds Forum 2024. 

At the event, you will gain access to new expertise through specialist speakers, such as opening keynote Miles Celic, CEO of TheCityUK, and engaging panel sessions, plus there’s plenty of opportunities to grow your network. 

The first panel titled: ‘Tech, sustainability and health assets – capital raising in today’s economic climate,’ explores capital raising in the current environment against the backdrop of a developing technological landscape, including AI. 

The second panel, titled: ‘Exploring the future of funds,’ will focus on continuation and follow-on funds, secondary markets, tokenisation, and ancillary vehicles and carried interest vehicles. 

The event will conclude with what promises to be a fascinating closing keynote speech from ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 

With five decades of experience as a mature financial services jurisdiction, Guernsey is perfectly placed to host two funds masterclass sessions on the morning of the event. These sessions are aimed at expanding the knowledge of emerging fund managers, associates, and future partners. 

Masterclass one, titled ‘Understanding Guernsey’s fund structures,’ will take place from 12:00 – 12:25pm and will be hosted by Matt Brehaut, Partner at Carey Olsen. 

You will learn about the various fund structures and types available in Guernsey, and how to launch a Guernsey fund. Check in for this masterclass will open from 11:45am.  

The second masterclass, titled ‘There’s no place like Guernsey,’ will take place from 12:35 – 13:00pm and will be hosted by Tim Clipstone, Partner at Ogier. 

Learn about Guernsey’s substance, structuring, legality, market access, regulator, stock exchange, and how to migrate a fund. Check in for this masterclass will open from 12:25pm.  

If you have any queries on this event, please contact Leanne Cuttill or Fiona Murray.

With special thanks to our Headline Sponsors & Carbon Offset Sponsor:

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Title Sponsors

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Headline Sponsor (Keynote)
Ogier Logo
Headline Sponsor (Lanyard)
EPIC Investment Partners Logo
Drinks Reception Sponsor
TISE Private Markets Logo
Coffee Sponsor
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Carbon Offset Sponsor
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Wi-Fi Sponsor
Main Event Programme - Wednesday 15 May 2024
Registration & Lunch
Welcome Address & Introduction
Rupert Pleasant Photo
Rupert Pleasant
Chief Executive
Guernsey Finance
Opening Keynote Address
Miles Celic Photo
Miles Celic
Chief Executive Officer -
Panel 1 - Capital raising in today's economic climate
Eve Ellis Photo
Eve Ellis
Ropes & Gray
Emma Silcocks Photo
Emma Silcocks
Group ESG Manager
Bluefield Partners LLP
Naoshir Vachha Photo
Naoshir Vachha
Panel 2 - Exploring the future of funds
Kobus Cronje Photo
Kobus Cronje
Managing Director - Guernsey
JTC Group
Sarah de Ste Croix Photo
Sarah de Ste Croix
Stephenson Harwood
Matt Ong Photo
Matt Ong
CEO and Founder
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Lavanya Raghavan Photo
Lavanya Raghavan
White & Case LLP
Coffee Break & Networking

Sponsored by TISE Private Markets

Closing Keynote Address

Sponsored by Carey Olsen

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Photo
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
British explorer
Closing Remarks
Rupert Pleasant Photo
Rupert Pleasant
Chief Executive
Guernsey Finance
Drinks Reception & Networking

Sponsored by EPIC Investment Partners

Event Close
Opening Keynote

Miles Celic

Chief Executive Officer - TheCityUK

Miles has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. He is also a board member of UK Finance and the Financial Services Skills Commission.

Miles began his career in broadcasting, making and presenting radio and television programmes for the BBC and others. He moved on to work in the UK Parliament, where he focused on foreign affairs and defence issues. Miles subsequently worked in a number of leading reputation management and public policy consultancies, including a period at an arm of Omnicom – one of the world’s largest communications agency groups – where he advised clients including the BBC, the International Committee of the Red Cross and a number of international financial firms.

In 2007, Miles joined HSBC’s policy function to lead political engagement. He was part of the team that led the bank’s response to the global banking crisis. Miles moved to Prudential in 2009 as Director of Group Public Affairs & Policy and became Director of Group Strategic Communications in 2013. He was a member of Prudential’s Group Leadership Team.


Nick Watt

Political Editor - BBC Newsnight

Nick Watt is the Political Editor of Newsnight on BBC2 with over 30 years experience reporting on UK and EU politics. Nick's extensive experience, coupled with his witty and authoritative approach, makes him the perfect chair, host or speaker at events requiring an insider's view on the political issues of the day.

Panel 1: Capital raising in today's economic climate

Panel 2: Exploring the future of funds

Closing Keynote

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

British explorer

Considered ‘the world’s great living explorer,’ the inspirational Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been breaking world records, discovering lost cities, and leading legendary (and sometimes life-threatening) expeditions worthy of the Odyssey for decades. In his 70s, there is still no stopping him. A prolific writer, a dedicated fundraiser, and a motivational and keynote speaker on teamwork, leadership, and overcoming adversity, Ranulph has truly tested the limits of human endurance.

Online registration for the Guernsey Funds Forum 2024 is now closed.

Please bring a business card with you on the day of the event to register at the venue with our registration team.

(CPD certificates available). 

Masterclass Programme - Wednesday 15 May 2024
Masterclass #1 Registration

Check in with the registration team and make your way into room 'Bishopsgate 1' 

Masterclass #1 - Understanding Guernsey's fund structures

Sponsored by Carey Olsen

Matthew Brehaut Photo
Matthew Brehaut
Carey Olsen
Masterclass #2 Registration

Check in with the registration team and make your way into room 'Bishopsgate 1' 

Masterclass #2 - There's no place like Guernsey

Sponsored by Ogier

Tim Clipstone Photo
Tim Clipstone
Registration & Lunch open for main day event

If staying for the main event, please check in with the registration team to receive your delegate badge and lanyard