Business News

UK Mortgages Limitedlaunches new fund through Guernsey

Carey Olsen’s investment funds practice in Guernsey has advised bond fund house TwentyFour Asset Management on the launch of UK Mortgages Limited, a new investment fund which listed on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) last week. The fund’s investment strategy is to provide shareholders with stable income returns through leveraged […]

Citywealth shortlistsfor Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness has been shortlisted for four awards across Citywealth’s annual International Financial Centre (IFC) and Power Women awards. Both the Guernsey and Geneva offices have been nominated for‘Trust Company of the Year’ in their respective jurisdictions for the 2016 IFC awards while the Guernsey office has been shortlisted for ‘Company of the year: Female […]

Hanson Renouf is shortlisted for three Citywealth Awards

Boutique Law Firm of the Year We are very delighted to announce that Hanson Renouf has been shortlisted in the Citywealth IFC Awards as Boutique Law Firm of the Year. The Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards are now in their fifth year and were established to highlight the excellence of the advisors and managers in […]

Continued Expansion for Enhance With Announcement of New Singapore Opening

The Enhance Group, a Jersey-grown FinTech Company providing investment services and oversight, is opening a new base in Singapore in response to continued growth. The group’s expansion into Singapore is the latest stage in a period of extensive growth for the company, with new offices opened in London and The Cayman Islands in the past […]

Business News

Hawksford strengthens management team with four director appointments

Corporate, private client and funds business, Hawksford, has enhanced its management capabilities with four director promotions. Private client specialist Steve Carr joined Hawksford, formerly Rathbones, in 2000. As director he will be responsible for developing new products and services, growing the business in new jurisdictions and expanding the private client team. A member of the […]

MANNIN RETAIL LTD’S CONTRACT TO RUN CENTRAL DOUGLAS POST OFFICE – SIGNED, SEALED & DELIVERED

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to announce that it has now signed the contract with Mannin Retail Ltd (Mannin Retail) to provide postal services in central Douglas, starting in September of this year. Mannin Retail, which operates the Spar brand on the Island, have strong retail sector experience and already run five Post […]

Digital is the key to modern business

Guests at Barclays annual Gala Dinner were told that embracing digital technologies will be critical to business success. Ruchir Rodrigues, managing director of the Digital Bank at Barclays, was in the Isle of Man to speak at the event. “As consumers, we have seen a seismic shift in how we access information and interact with […]

EXPERIENCING FATCA AND CRS PROBLEMS? WEBTECH AND SMP PARTNERS HAVE THE SOLUTION

A Secure On-line Reporting System which provides a cost-effective method for financial institutions’ FATCA and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) reporting requirements has been successfully deployed. Developed by Webtech Limited in conjunction with leading corporate service provider SMP Partners, the solution is uniquely designed by users for users. The reporting tool allows banks, trust and corporate […]

Events

Youth Gaelic football tournament expands in its second year thanks to support from ABN AMRO Bank Jersey

Over 100 youth Gaelic footballers from Jersey, Guernsey and France competed in the second annual Jersey Irish Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) ‘Youngstars’ tournament on Saturday 4th July. ABN AMRO Bank Jersey is the official sponsor of the Junior Jersey and Guernsey Irish GAA teams. As part of the sponsorship the private bank helped to cover […]

Virtual Currency Consultation: Digital Jersey Statement

We welcome the opening of the consultation process following the release today of the Government of Jersey’s consultation paper on the risks and regulation possibilities for virtual currencies. Virtual currencies are right at the intersection of the financial and digital sectors and is an area of significant development and investment within the overall Fintech space.  […]

Expert Venture Capitalist Leads Digital Jersey Seminar

Digital Jersey welcomes board member and venture capitalist Ivan Nikkhoo to present a free and interactive seminar, ‘How to Pitch to a Venture Capitalist’, at the Digital Jersey Hub on Monday, 20 July from 5:30pm. Everyone who has seen Dragons’ Den knows that making a winning pitch can be tough. While Dragons’ Den is TV […]

SMP ACCOUNTING & TAX SPONSORS JCC IOM LEARNING EVENT

SMP Accounting & Tax is sponsoring a presentation organised by the JCC IOM (Junior Chamber of Commerce Isle of Man). Sue Gee, Managing Director of TLC Business Solutions, will discuss the importance of effective communication at Douglas Yacht Club on 15th July. Registration for The Power of Communication presentation opens at 5.30pm, with Sue’s talk […]

Appointments

Mourant Ozannes appoints Global Head of Knowledge Management

Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Catherine Cadman as Global Head of Knowledge Management, as part of its on-going strategy to deliver the very best client experience. Catherine joins Mourant Ozannes from Irwin Mitchell LLP, a Top 20 UK firm with a reputation for innovation in knowledge management. As well as leading the […]

Collas Crill appoints David Moore as Consultant

Collas Crill has strengthened its Guernsey Corporate & Commercial team with the appointment of experienced Consultant David Moore. David has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate law, having practiced for more than 20 years in Guernsey and ten years in London prior to that. He specialises in corporate finance, insurance, offshore funds, trusts and […]

Mourant Ozannes appoints Global Head of Knowledge Management

Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has appointed Catherine Cadman as Global Head of Knowledge Management, as part of its on-going strategy to deliver the very best client experience. Catherine joins Mourant Ozannes from Irwin Mitchell LLP, a Top 20 UK firm with a reputation for innovation in knowledge management. As well as leading the […]

Barclays appoints two new Premier relationship managers

Barclays has appointed two new local relationship managers in Guernsey. Dan Smale is new to the business having joined in May while Emma Isabelle has been promoted following six years with the Bank. In his new role in the Premier team, Mr Smale will be working to enhance the firm’s relationship with Premier clients,helping and […]

Community News

New showroom means a big cheque for Bridge2

£1,450 was raised for Guernsey-based humanitarian charity Bridge2 at a party held by Bonsai to celebrate the opening of their new homewares showroom. The Bonsai founders, Mat Rolfe and Lee Stillwell, wanted the launch party to have an altruistic element and continue their fundraising for Bridge2, which to date has supported the humanitarian crisis in […]

Guernsey ready for Gothia

18 young Guernsey footballers have travelled to Sweden for the start of the 2015 Gothia Cup. Also known as the World Youth Cup, this annual football tournament is held in Sweden and this year a squad of under-15 players from Guernsey has been entered. Sponsored by Louvre Group for the second year, the team will […]

Co-operative Medical Care and Pharmacy Locale to move to new St Helier premises

Co-operative Medical Care will relocate its St Helier surgery to new premises later this year, offering patients a welcoming, modern and convenient medical environment. Bath Street Health Centre, which will also have an adjacent Pharmacy Locale, will open in the autumn. The practice, including De Faye’s Pharmacy which is owned by Pharmacy Locale, will relocate […]

Nautilus calls on Jersey trustees to encourage clients to support local charities

Independent trust company Nautilus is calling on fellow Jersey trust businesses to encourage their clients to support local charities as part of their wealth management strategy. In the past two years, Nautilus has encouraged its international client base to support Jersey charities to the tune of almost £500,000. There could be a major impact on […]

Charity News

Deloitte duo tackle charity challenges

Bradley Choules and Adam Hart from Deloitte in Guernsey will soon find out if their months of intensive training have paid off as they each tackle a demanding challenge to raise money for charity. The two men from Deloitte’s local office are contributing to the company’s national commitment to raise £1 million in 2015 for […]

Get on your bike for Les Bourg

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Rock to Rocque Bike Ride, sponsored by the Heritage Group. The ride takes place on Sunday 24th May, and the organisers are urging people to sign up online now. The annual fund-raising event has become a firm favourite amongst local families and, now in its 22nd year, raises […]

Local charity launches new online donation scheme in response to falling memberships

A local charity has lost over a third of its memberships in two years, resulting in the loss of over £100,000 funding for vital frontline services. FNHC updated its membership model in January 2013, making membership voluntary. As a result, all islanders are now able to access the Charity’s services without becoming members first. FNHC’s […]

MUG men take on the world’s ‘toughest footrace’.

Known as the ‘toughest footrace on earth’, the Marathon des Sables is a supreme physical and mental challenge that two men from Guernsey will face in just one month’s time. Rob Newton and Tim Coates will be attempting to run 156 miles across the Sahara Desert, all to raise money for local cancer charity Male […]

Other News

Saffery Champness appoints new trust manager

| July 14, 2015

Saffery Champness has significantly strengthened its trust capability with the appointment of Andy Russell to co-manage one of its family office teams. Mr Russell joins Nicola Kendall in overseeing a team of 14 who have, for more than a decade, administered a small group of ultra-high net worth client relationships. Bringing with him more than […]

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PwC: Opportunities abound for the Channel Islands as global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion by 2020

| July 14, 2015

A predicted rise of investment in alternative assets is expected to offer significant opportunities for Guernsey and Jersey, as premier locations for alternative asset funds and fund managers, in the coming years. According to ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’, a report just published by PwC, investments in alternatives could double […]

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Brian O’Mahoney appointed finance director and group chief operating officerat Ravenscroft

| July 14, 2015

RAVENSCROFT has appointed a new finance director and group chief operating officer with more than 20 years’ experience in offshore finance. Brian O’Mahoneyhas built up a close relationship with the independent stockbroking and investment management firm in recent years. As former finance director at Legis he has worked alongside and reported to the principals at […]

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PwC: Opportunities abound for the Channel Islands as global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion by 2020

| July 14, 2015

A predicted rise of investment in alternative assets is expected to offer significant opportunities for Guernsey and Jersey, as premier locations for alternative asset funds and fund managers, in the coming years. According to ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’, a report just published by PwC, investments in alternatives could double […]

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