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.


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

Kindly sponsored by:

Carey Olsen
Butterfield Bank
Praxis IFM
Asset Servicing Times
IFC Media
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