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Guernsey Information Centre
North Plantation
St Peter Port

Guernsey is increasingly recognised by fund sponsors and promoters as a leading international centre for an array of investment business, such as private equity, alternative investments, property funds, hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.
The Island’s infrastructure and expertise is particularly conducive to conducting such business with experienced fund managers, administrators and custodians; pragmatic regulation; fast track capability; access to major stock exchanges; modern legislation; competitive tax environment; bespoke IT solutions; accounting services; and legal expertise.
Promoters from outside Europe are also attracted to using Guernsey because the Island’s location between the UK and France not only means it is in a convenient time zone but, together with its own stock exchange - The Channel Islands Securities Exchange - is ideally placed for accessing European markets. In addition, Guernsey incorporated companies can now also be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which means that the Island provides a gateway to securing capital from across the globe.

The international marketplace for Guernsey funds is illustrated by the fact that they are now promoted or sponsored by leading institutions in more than 55 finance centres.

At the end of December 2013 the overall value of funds under management and administration in Guernsey stood at £266bn.

The Island also has expertise in using a wide range of investment vehicles including unit trusts, PCCs, ICCs and limited partnerships.

World-renowned investment management companies have the operation of their investment funds facilitated in the Island, where there is high quality legal, accounting, valuation, registrar, company secretarial and audit services for the structuring, launch and administration of funds.

Guernsey's administrative heritage is being increasingly complemented by the growth of investment management services. This sector includes subsidiaries of large multinational houses as well as independent boutiques. In combination these firms deliver the widest range of asset management and stockbroking solutions to both private and corporate clients.

Fiona Le Poidevin
Fiona Le Poidevin
Chief Executive

Fiona Le Poidevin is Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for Guernsey’s finance industry.

Her role includes business development and the promotion of Guernsey’s finance industry in the Island’s target markets including Europe, the US and the emerging markets, technical research to support promotional activities and liaison with industry associations and government.

Previously a senior tax manager with a Big 4 accountancy firm, she has over 15 years’ experience working in financial services in both the UK and Guernsey.


Miss Le Poidevin is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Directors and holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction.

company news
Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance

Year-on-year growth for Guernsey funds sector

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 09:38

The total value of the funds business in Guernsey grew by more than GBP28 billion last year, with the net asset value of funds under management and administration up by GBP6.5 billion (2.6 per cent) during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC). »

Andrew Whittaker

Guernsey ready for third country AIFMD passport

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:11

On 30 June 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority ('ESMA') is expected to announce further details on the timing and the composition of the third country passport for the first wave of countries that include Guernsey, Jersey and Switzerland. This follows ESMA's announcement last summer that Guernsey had demonstrated the ability to satisfy the criteria required under AIFMD.  »

Dominic Wheatley, Gurnsey Finance

Guernsey - Demonstrating clear value for fund managers

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 21:34

Guernsey's funds industry is demonstrating clear value to fund managers and is increasingly being viewed as a world-leading jurisdiction in which to establish investment funds; in particular hedge funds and private equity funds. »

Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance

Substance drives up interest in Guernsey

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:53

Dominic Wheatley (pictured), Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, explains why issues of substance are driving up interest among fund managers in the potential upside of relocating to Guernsey. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

London masterclass to focus on Guernsey’s funds offering

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 10:00

A technical showcase of Guernsey’s funds offering and how the island is positioning itself amid the latest regulatory pressures will be the focus of a funds masterclass in London at the start of next year. »

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