Guernsey Funds Forum

Thursday 16 May 2019

Guernsey Funds Forum 2019

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16 May 2019 - London

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Join us at the 10th edition of the Guernsey Funds Forum titled ‘Restart’, at which we will explore the narrative for the future and how Guernsey can be the ideal location for investment funds in 2020 and beyond. We will be taking a detailed look at:

Green & sustainable finance

Green and sustainable finance is moving mainstream. Guernsey and the UK both have specific Green Finance Initiatives. Al Gore recently stated that the global financial sector has an important and practical role to play in shifting capital to assets with lower carbon intensities.  Is this policy hype or is the move as much driven by an investment imperative? What are the implications for the fund management sector?

  • the green & sustainable imperative
  • the role of financial services in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Guernsey’s ambitions in this space
  • the world’s first regulated green investment fund product

Structuring private capital

In the decade following the global financial crisis global private financial wealth doubled in nominal terms according to research from the Boston Consulting Group.  Private capital is clearly now a significant source of funds across the funds management sector.  Guernsey Finance’s own research suggests for smaller managers in particular its importance is growing rapidly.  What lessons are there in all this for managers and advisors to learn? 

  • the rising influence of family offices and private capital in private equity
  • use of ‘clubs deals’ and ‘side-by-side’ investments
  • disintermediation of private equity firms?
  • how to attract family offices and private capital

The Guernsey Funds Forum continues to develop year on year and has become a must-attend event in the calendar of many key investment fund decision makers in London. 2019 will be no different and will once more showcase Guernsey's offering and expertise through thought leadership discussion and debate on the state of the funds industry.

Guernsey is a leading specialist centre in the servicing of alternative assets such as private equity, infrastructure and alternative debt. The value of private equity business in Guernsey reached its highest-ever level at the end of Q3 2018, passing £120 billion for the first time.

The event also marks 30 years of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association.

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Broadgate City of London
155 Bishopsgate
London, UK, EC2M 3YD

Diamond Sponsors

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Carey Olsen

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Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm and the largest legal practice in Guernsey. Our services include: banking and finance, corporate, insurance, investment funds, trusts and private wealth, regulatory, dispute resolution, employment, pensions and commercial and residential property. We are the leading legal adviser to funds domiciled in Guernsey, advising 82% of the entire Guernsey market by AUM at 30 June 2019 (Monterey Insight 2020).

Our ESG practice supports both grass roots projects and global impact investors. We work with asset managers, fund managers, institutional investors, investment banks, private equity houses, family offices, charities, sovereign wealth funds, HNWIs and intermediaries and provide advice on the legal aspects of sustainable investment and its implications on governance and compliance processes. For further information please visit www.careyolsen.com

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Ogier

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Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo. Our specialist, partner-led teams operate across the full spectrum of fund structures and their particular regulatory and commercial requirements. Ogier’s Guernsey corporate, finance and investment funds teams are ranked tier one by IFLR.

Gold Sponsors

Butterfield (2019)

Butterfield

Butterfield (2019)

Butterfield in Guernsey focuses on fulfilling the financial needs of those who demand the highest level of personal service and expertise. We develop long-term, collaborative relationships with local and international private clients and institutions by providing a service that is both tailor-made and truly personalised.

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BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading European fund administrator and Europe’s largest depositary bank with USD 2.7 trillion in assets under administration and USD 13.7 trillion in assets under custody.

Our Private Capital offer delivers a comprehensive set of solutions to private capital funds, across the full range of alternatives strategies, from Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Real Estate, currently administering over USD 500 billion of assets across 1,200 structures

We have the expertise and systems to provide fund accounting, investor relations, middle office operations, custody, banking and finance for complex fund structures across all major onshore and offshore fund domiciles. Our service platform offering makes cross-border fund structures easier to manage, coordinating across locations and providing a single point of operational contact.

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PraxisIFM

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We provide administration to a number of strategies including property, private equity, debt and infrastructure. These include closed and open-ended, listed and unlisted, limited partnerships, protected cell companies, unit trusts and incorporated cell companies, and cover multiple jurisdictions.

We are one of the largest independent fund administrators of LSE listed funds, currently servicing over 20.

Media Partners

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Asset Servicing Times

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Asset Servicing Times covers all the latest day-to-day news from the asset servicing industry, exclusive interviews, features and country profiles.

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BVCA

The home of private equity and venture capital

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. With more than 750 member firms - including over 325 fund managers and 125 institutional investors - it is our role to inform and engage, to demonstrate the positive role of our industry in the UK economy and provide market intelligence, technical updates, specialist training and more.

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Since its establishment in 2006, IFC Media has been the leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry. Representing international finance centres across the globe while creating a comprehensive archive of commentary, analysis and technical articles, IFC Media publications include the flagship IFC Review annual, the biannual IFC Economic Report and regional reviews such as Invest Africa, Caribbean Review and Asia Pacific Review.

Supplementing our hard copy publications is ifcreview.com, which houses the monthly IFC Review E-Journal and the IFC Review digital library and archive. Created as an online resource for wealth management professionals, ifcreview.com combines reference materials with highly technical articles and thought-provoking commentary from industry leading contributors. With continually updated coverage from over 30 international finance centres and daily news bulletins, ifcreview.com is a one-stop-shop for wealth management professionals right across the globe.

IFC Media delivers an integrated knowledge base for the world’s leading IFCs and their wealth management professionals.

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PERE

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First published in 2005 and with a readership now exceeding 35,000 professionals, PERE is the leading publication for the world's private real estate markets. From the very beginning, we set out with a clear focus on tracking the relationship between investment managers and investors, and how their interaction drives equity into private real estate. We have always followed the evolution of this dynamic segment of the real estate investment business closely, and have championed its emergence as a sizeable asset class in it's own right.

Drawing closely on regular dialogue with an ever expanding group of key decision makers in the industry, we cover core, core-plus, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies for all types of property assets, all over the world. Our award-winning journalists work closely with our in-house researchers and analysts in London, New York and Hong Kong to deliver a unique blend of hard news, proprietary data, incisive commentary, detailed sector and regional reports and exclusive interviews in a wide variety of formats. When new funds close or key institutional investors change their capital allocations to private real estate, we're right there to tell the inside story.

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Private Funds CFO

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Private Funds CFO is an information service for CFOs and professionals charged with overseeing the financial, operational and legal functions within private equity firms. Positioned at the heart of the global alternative asset industry, Private Funds CFO is trusted to provide authoritative coverage the world over.

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