SELF-governing and self-funding
Guernsey had been independent for more than 800 years making its own laws and raising its own taxes.
Guernsey has been a centre for international finance since the mid-1960's.
More than 1,000 investment funds are domiciled or administered in Guernsey.
#1 for captive insurance
Guernsey is the largest captive insurance domicile in Europe.
#1 in fighting financial crime
In 2016, Guernsey was determined as 'compliant' or 'largely compliant' with 48/49 of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)'s recommendations with respect to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. The best score of any jurisdiction.
TOP CREDIT RATING
Guernsey has an AA- credit rating from Standard & Poor's, representing the island's 'very strong' capacity to meet its financial commitments.
Guernsey is proud of its reputation for financial services innovation. As recently as May 2016, Guernsey unveiled the Manager Led Product (MLP) for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), while robust, has a reputation for being pragmatic and flexible and for its open-door approach.
Guernsey’s tax neutrality facilitates substantial investment to and from the UK and Europe. Read more here.
There are more than 500 qualified accountants in Guernsey working in the finance industry and beyond.
Businesses small and large can benefit from the high-quality telecoms infrastructure established for the island’s eGaming industry.
There are more than 150 Guernsey-qualified lawyers with rights of audience in the Courts of Guernsey and a similar number of solicitors practicing in the island’s firms.