Guernsey Funds Forum

Monday 29 November 2021

Guernsey Funds Forum

Headline Sponsor (Keynote)

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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

Headline Sponsor (Lanyard)

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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.

Drinks Reception Sponsor

Sanne (Square)

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Sanne (Square)

Sanne is an award-winning global provider of alternative asset and corporate services.

Established since 1988 and listed as a FTSE 250 company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Sanne employs c2,000 professionals worldwide and administers structures and funds that have in excess of £465 billion assets.

We deliver tailored fiduciary services to a highly valued international client base through a global network of 23 locations spread across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Clients are serviced through regional businesses which are led by global leaders with deep experience in alternative asset and corporate services. Each business contains multifunctional and skilled teams of professionally qualified people who are aligned to the specific requirements of each client, across one accredited platform.

Sanne leads in the provision of fund and corporate administration services. Specialist expertise is delivered across private debt, capital markets, real assets, private equity, hedge and corporate services.

Key clients include leading fund managers, financial institutions and global corporates.

Coffee Sponsor

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JTC

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JTC is recognised as a leading pan-Channel Islands fund administrator.

We have proven track record of over 20 years in providing incorporation, fund administration, accountancy and director services, enabling us to effectively service the needs of fund managers and the fund community.

Our team has substantial multi-jurisdictional experience in administering both closed and open-ended funds across a broad range of asset classes.

Exhibitors

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin is a leading offshore law firm with an international focus, operating from Jersey, Guernsey, London, Cayman, BVI and Singapore. Acting for a wide range of clients, from financial institutions, multinationals, large corporates and high-net-worth individuals, to regulatory bodies, government agencies and private investors. The firm has been providing expert legal advice to the offshore banking and finance industry since the 1960s. Bedell Cristin’s size, international outlook and strategic positioning mean it is capable of handling legal advice for complex cross-jurisdictional transactions in key finance centres.

"They're extremely focused, diligent and service-oriented. I would recommend them unreservedly" Chambers and Partners

"Responsive and pragmatic Bedell Cristin boasts a strong brand reputation as a commercial and client-centric firm which understands the need for practical, user-friendly advice" Legal 500

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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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Canaccord Genuity

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Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management is an award winning wealth management firm with offices in the Crown Dependencies and the UK.

We provide portfolio management, securities dealing, custody, foreign exchange and external asset manager services to a diverse range of clients including governments, institutions, corporate service providers, funds and private clients. Our investment professionals manage and administer over £30bn of assets (as at 31 March 2021).

We have enough size and scale to deliver experience and expertise, combined with a highly developed and up-to-date technical infrastructure and economies of scale to allow us to be price competitive. At the same time we are small enough to provide a personal relationship-led service and direct access to our people and knowledge.

We are part of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., which was established in 1950 and is now a leading global financial services firm, operating in wealth management and capital markets. The Group has offices in 10 countries, including wealth management offices in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Canada and Australia, with our capital markets division operating in North America, the UK and Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

For further information please visit https://www.canaccordgenuity.com/wealth-management-uk/ or contact us at [email protected]

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Carey

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We are Carey, experts in corporate, fund and private wealth services. Our fresh approach to administration sets us apart from our peers.

Through our open and creative approach to working alongside fund managers and investors we build upon one another’s ideas and expertise to create the ideal solution. This results in more rewarding relationships and greater outcomes than those in conventional approaches to fund administration.

From simple holding companies to multi-jurisdictional regulated investment funds, we offer comprehensive administrative solutions and managed company services.

Carey works with clients and intermediaries from around the globe. Whether that relationship is large or small, we value the long-term opportunities that can develop.

Challenge Expectation – Create Opportunity – Achieve More

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Deloitte

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Deloitte Guernsey provides services to over 500 investment funds and managers. This includes audits and assurance services. We also act as reporting accountants for listings and lead this from Guernsey. We can assist businesses undergoing reorganisations, administration or liquidation. Finally, we advise on all areas of corporate and personal taxation.

Grant Thornton (2020)

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton (2020)

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:

• Accounting

• Recovery and Reorganisation

• Outsourced Accounting and Payroll

• Tax

• Audit and Assurance

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J.P. Morgan

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J.P. Morgan in the Channel Islands: Providing end to end solutions through local teams with access to global services

J.P. Morgan in the Channel Islands has provided clients with access to investment service solutions since our fund operations were established in 2012. We have grown and diversified our product offering to include comprehensive services to open and closed-ended funds and investment structures.

Our clients benefit from:

• Experienced, global specialist teams and specific services aligned to Private Market investment funds

• Our experience as a global provider of Custody, Fund accounting, Securities services, FX, Cash and Liquidity.

J.P. Morgan’s financial strength provides our clients with:

• The ability to invest in infrastructure that drives the highest quality of product offerings and service delivery

• The ability to use our balance sheet for credit facilities

• Significant and ongoing investment in our technology infrastructure

To learn more, please contact Stephen Smyth at [email protected] or +44 1534 62 63 25

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KPMG

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The Asset Management team at KPMG in the Channel Islands is a key member of KPMG’s global network of over 10,000 Asset Management Professionals. It combines comprehensive knowledge of the local legal and regulatory environment with the global network’s cross-border experience in order to deliver practical, effective and insightful advice.

Locate Guernsey

Locate Guernsey

Locate Guernsey

Locate Guernsey is a government-funded agency promoting the island as a destination for business and individual relocation. We are the first point of contact for potential relocators, making introductions, providing information and giving guidance throughout the relocation process to ensure that informed decisions can be made and moves are seamless.

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Mourant

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Our Funds team has an outstanding international reputation in offshore investment funds. We advise on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds in the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Jersey and Guernsey, and our lawyers provide ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and their managers and investors.

Our fund clients range from leading asset managers and fund promoters to start-up ventures and our investor clients include sophisticated investors of all types, including leading financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and pension funds.

Our 'one firm' approach means that working together with clients we deliver seamless, objective and commercially grounded advice. Our Funds team is independently endorsed by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. These leading directories refer to Mourant Ozannes as 'particularly strong in client service, backed up by a wealth of experience and knowledge' (Legal 500), with clients highlighting the firm's 'depth of knowledge with an excellent service culture'. (Chambers and Partners).

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Ocorian

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Ocorian is a global leader in fund administration, capital markets, corporate and fiduciary services. With offices worldwide and customised, scalable solutions, our network is designed to deliver the expert tailored service our clients need - exactly how and where they need it.

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Ravenscroft

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Ravenscroft is an independently owned investment services group which has £7.75bn of assets under administration for both private clients and institutional clients from around the world. We employ more than 120 people across the group and have offices in Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and the UK.

Our services include execution only trading, advisory investment services, discretionary investment management, market making, corporate finance services, cash management and the dealing in and storage of precious metals. We tailor portfolios depending on our clients’ aims, objectives, knowledge and experience.

Our reputation is built on exceptional customer service, integrity and accountability.

www.ravenscroftgroup.com

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RBSI

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RBS International Institutional Banking

We specialise in helping institutional clients look after their money and manage risk. This includes transactional banking, fund financing, depositary services, and liquidity and risk management. We’re based in Jersey, Guernsey, London, Luxembourg, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man so our clients get personal, tailored support from a local expert. And our multi-currency online banking platform, eQ, lets them move and manage money the same way they do their personal banking.

Our clients include alternative investment fund managers, asset managers, fund administrators and corporate service providers. With our culture of restless innovation, we work to make banking easy. We’re focused on delivering all the services our clients need, where and when they need them.

For further information please visit https://www.rbsinternational.com/institutional-banking.html

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Zedra

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ZEDRA's experience in the alternative funds sector ensures that we have a solid understanding of how to best support our clients through the establishment and ongoing management of multiple fund types - whatever the jurisdiction.

Our highly skilled fund services team will initiate and manage a multitude of fund schemes, specialising in complex governance solutions with cross-border illiquid assets and tax mitigation plans.

We support both open and closed-end capital structures created as corporates, limited partnerships, unit trusts or cellular companies and covering multiple jurisdictions. ZEDRA delivers bespoke solutions to both start-up and existing investment managers, as well as complex structuring to family offices and private investors looking for innovative solutions such as private and umbrella funds.

Wi-Fi Sponsor

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PwC

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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.

We focus on three things at PwC in the Channel Islands: assurance, tax and advisory services. But how we use our knowledge and experience depends on what you want to achieve.

When we work with you we really listen, to understand you better. We’ll get to know you, your business and your goals. Then we’ll share what we’ve learned to help you get there. We want to deliver the value that you, our clients, our people and our communities are looking for.