South Africa Funds Roadshow
24 February 2020 - South Africa
A delegation from Guernsey is heading to South Africa from 24-28 February to promote Guernsey fund services and structures for private clients across the country.
The roadshow will be led by Guernsey Finance Director of International Business Development, James Crawford, who will be joined by representatives from Collas Crill, Intertrust Group, Grant Thornton and Midshore Consulting.
While James and the delegation are in South Africa, they will be attending the SAVCA Conference in Stellenbosch.
They will also be hosting two organised breakfast briefings, one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town.
Monday 24 February
7.30AM - 10AM
5th Floor, Katherine Towers,
1 Park Lane (entrance on 39 Weirda Road West),
Weirda Valley, Sandton
Friday 28 February
7.30AM - 10AM
Park Inn by Radisson,
10 Hemlock Street,
Collas Crill is a leading offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore.
Collas Crill has the ethos of being easy to do business with and focuses on a 'hands on' approach from the partners and senior staff, ensuring client work gets done accurately and efficiently first time, every time. Collas Crill has an innovative attitude to its growth in new and existing markets. The firm is at the leading edge of promoting and developing image rights legislation for Guernsey, leads in the provision of legal services to the e-gaming industry and is establishing itself as key player in the renewable energy sector in the Channel Islands.
With 30 partners and directors and more than 60 other lawyers and legal professionals, Collas Crill delivers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients locally and around the globe. The firm develops strong relationships that generate confidence and trust with all clients. Our lawyers always seek to give clients the full range of options to make the right decisions, and will give a practical view on how to proceed to achieve the best outcome.
Clients include some of the world's leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as HNW individuals and families across the globe. The firm also takes pride in its roots in the local communities in which it operates, and seeks to build and develop a reflective CSR programme. The firm continues to build a network of independent and trusted partners around the globe including the Channel Islands, UK, Europe, Caribbean, Asia and Australasia.
Collas Crill Group also includes a Guernsey trust administration and corporate management firm, Collas Crill Trust, and a unique intellectual property management company, Collas Crill IP Management Limited.
Grant Thornton Limited, the Channel Island member firm of Grant Thornton International is a leading accountancy practice with over 190 people.
We have been offering practical and strategic advice to the funds sector for many years, providing a range of services including:
• Recovery and Reorganisation
• Outsourced Accounting and Payroll
• Audit and Assurance
Intertrust is a global leader in providing tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions to clients operating and investing in the international business environment. The Company has more than 3,500 employees across 30 jurisdictions in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle-East. Intertrust delivers high-quality, tailored fund, corporate, capital market and private wealth services to its clients, with a view to building long-term relationships. The Company works with global law firms and accountancy firms, multinational corporations, financial institutions, fund managers, high net worth individuals and family offices.
Midshore Consulting Limited is an award-winning Guernsey-based regulatory consultancy and was founded by Christopher Jehan on the 1st September 2016. Midshore’s vision is to help its clients grow and adapt to constant change.
Midshore’s core services relate to domestic, cross-border and international regulation as well as professional and bespoke training solutions. Our team are also able to offer Marketing, Web, Desktop & App Development along with Search Engine Optimisation.
In October 2019 Midshore Consulting Limited co-founded Midshore Consulting USA LLC with Sonya Slater. This joint venture helps Midshore to expand its international reach and also to feed more US-sourced work into the Island utilising Guernsey’s internationally recognised regulatory framework and status as an offshore Finance centre.
Midshore also operate a number of sub-brands, including;
‘Compass‘ – assisting financial services with cross-border business offerings,
‘Assure by Midshore‘ – useful for occasional advice or ad-hoc services,
‘MOT‘ – Midshore Online Training, and
‘Made by Midshore‘ – our our in-house design and development team.
Midshore's full list of services can be found here.
Christopher Jehan, Managing Director & Principal Consultant | Vice President of Midshore Consulting USA LLC
Christopher has over 23 years of industry experience half of which was in projects (legal/regulatory, operations, structuring & database/applications). Christopher has a strong background in fund & investment operations as well as life products and ensures that his regulatory knowledge remains current by being a member of various industry committees and working groups.
Sam du Feu, Associate Director & Senior Consultant
Sam has over 10 years’ professional experience in IT & Marketing roles within eCommerce, retail solutions & digital media. His skillset has meant Midshore could broaden its offering to include general marketing, SEO, Website, infrastructure, and other related services.
Sonya Slater, Senior Consultant | President of Midshore Consulting USA LLC
Sonya is a seasoned Fund Operations executive with a 34-year tenure to a single firm. Sonya has vast experince in delivery and reporting of projects and initiatives, planning, coordination, hiring, connecting dots, budgeting, procedure enhancements and technology implementations. She was also nominated and shortlisted for International Investment Woman of the year 2018.