A premier open-ended funds domicile

Guernsey’s open-ended funds sector includes nearly £90 billion of hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and other alternative investment asset classes as well as more traditional equity, fixed income and money market products.

Global fund promoters

Guernsey has a truly global client base and promoters such as Ashmore, Credit Suisse, FF&P, Foord Asset Management, Investec, Man Group, Marlborough, M&G, Rand Merchant Bank, Schroders, and Unigestion utilise Guernsey as the domicile for their investment platforms.

There is a great depth of knowledge in Guernsey. It has a highly skilled workforce which has built up a considerable amount of experience through the years. I like the fact that there is a noticeable reliability, continuity and stability in the staff you are dealing with across firms. It means you are able to forge long-term relationships with people.

John Heap, Director, Marlborough International Management

What’s available in Guernsey?

The Class B rules are intended to be as flexible as possible while consistent with meaningful investor protection. The Class B rules are essentially a codification of best practice with exemptions from the rules permitted by the regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC).

The Class B scheme remains the most popular open-ended fund type in Guernsey. They can be considered for public marketing in many countries around the world and moreover, the GFSC has also indicated its willingness to assist promoters who wish to market funds overseas by engaging with the relevant authorities.

Read our brochure to learn more about Guernsey's expertise in open-ended funds