Global distribution

A Guernsey fund enables managers to reach markets representing 80% of global wealth.

An international finance centre for over half a century, Guernsey has positioned itself at the centre of a network of bilateral agreements that facilitate international capital flows.

Guernsey provides the ideal environment for asset managers to pool capital and enable efficient investment.

Asset managers will find a business-friendly tax, legal and regulatory environment for fund domiciliation in Guernsey. The risk-based supervision provided by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) is also well-regarded by institutional investors from all over the world.

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Guernsey provides ‘four corners of the globe’ distribution

A Guernsey-domiciled investment fund reaches the parts of the globe asset managers want to reach.

Institutional investors in more than 50 jurisdictions across five continents can be accessed with a Guernsey fund, including those in major economies including the United States of America, the European Union, and China.

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A Guernsey fund reaches institutional investors in jurisdictions representing more than 80% of the world economy

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National Private Placement Regimes (NPPR) provide a proven, smarter and faster route to access European investors

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A Guernsey fund can be registered for sale to more than 90% of the world’s 300 largest pension funds and 37 of the 50 largest sovereign wealth funds

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A Guernsey fund can be sold to institutional investors in Australia under the so-called ‘manufacturers exemption’

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSAs) can grant exemptions to a Guernsey fund, permitting private placement nationwide

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It is easier to sell a foreign fund in the US than you think! Exemptions under Regulation D provide greater coverage than any route provided by AIFMD

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Guernsey is one of only three non-EU members that have signed a regulatory MOU with Switzerland, allowing a Guernsey fund to register for sale in the country

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Guernsey has a full set of regulatory MOUs with the People’s Republic of China and thus enjoys the ability to raise capital in the world’s most populous nation

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Guernsey-domiciled funds are well-regarded by South Africa’s financial services regulator, that approve the registration of foreign funds for sale in the country

Guernsey is in the same time zone as the United Kingdom and is therefore able to transact with both Hong Kong and New York in the same business day

Guernsey’s ambition

Guernsey can provide asset managers with a single route to investors which avoids duplicative costs of a parallel / feeder structure. Further, the route to investors via Guernsey is secure pre-post Brexit due to its independence from the UK and position outside the EU.

Our ambition is to ensure that asset managers and their investors understand and appreciate the benefits of Guernsey’s ‘four corners of the globe’ distribution model and its proven, smarter, faster capability.

Meanwhile, we will enhance and develop our network of bilateral agreements to facilitate new international capital flows.

To learn more, please read our Strategy Statement and FAQs below.