South Africa Private Wealth Roadshow

02 - 07 September 2019

South Africa Private Wealth Roadshow 2019

Why Guernsey? 1

Trust Law 2

Trusts and Private Clients 3

Foremost for Family Office 4

  1. Guernsey has been an international finance centre for more than 50 years and there are five core pillars to its finance industry: insurance, investment funds, trust & company (including pensions), investment management and banking. Our Why Guernsey? brochure goes into further detail about Guernsey's financial services offering and the attributes which set it apart from others.
  2. Guernsey is a leading jurisdiction for the establishment and management of trusts. The island has a large and well-qualified professional fiduciary industry, modern trusts legislation and an effective judicial system. Along with providing an at-a-glance comparison of company law in Guernsey, Jersey, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, this guide sets out the type of trusts available under Guernsey law, and the basic principles of Guernsey law in respect of trusts.
  3. After more than half a century as an international finance centre, Guernsey has a wealth of experienced lawyers, tax advisers, trustees and administrators who are at the service of private clients from around the world. Guernsey is a self-governing dependency of the British Crown. It neither forms part of the United Kingdom nor the European Union. By constitutional convention, the island enjoys autonomy in all matters of internal government, including powers to enact legislation and raise taxes. The island’s constitutional position makes it the ideal location for the establishment and administration of trusts.
  4. In 2018, Guernsey Finance published strategy documents about growing the island's range of global specialisms, setting out an agreed objective for Guernsey to become foremost of mind amongst the global financial services community for the provision of specialist family office services. To support that goal, it gave a commitment to develop and hone the regulatory and legal approach to provide the most supportive environment globally for the servicing of private capital and wealth.