New captives created in Guernsey more than doubled in 2019. As the industry saw a surge of new interest in captive structures in the latter months of 2019, Europe’s leading captives cent...Read More
Writing for Intelligent Insurer, Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley explains that recent developments in Guernsey have left the jurisdiction stronger and ready for growth ...Read More
The captive solution’s place in the de-risking toolbox
The last few years have seen a trend towards managing and, in several cases, transferring scheme risk. 2018 was the biggest year yet for bulk annuity activity with UK pensions funds transacti...
17 July 2019
Beneficial ownership registers are working in Guernsey
The system by which Guernsey, the other Crown Dependencies and the Overseas Territories exchange information on beneficial ownership with the UK authorities has been described as “extreme...
08 July 2019
Guernsey insurance supervision sets high standards
Regulation of Guernsey’s insurance industry is meeting current international standards, according to a report published by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). T...
27 June 2019
Guernsey continues to drive ILS innovation
Innovations including the introduction of 30-day rollover and the introduction of the ‘hybrid’ – a combined licensed insurance company and a regulated investment fund – have kept Guernsey hi...
24 June 2019
Pension Scheme Risk Management - the Guernsey Solution
BWCI Partner Clair Le Poidevin discusses how Guernsey has established itself as a predominant location for longevity swaps placed through captives. Risk management and pension schemes Pensi...
24 June 2019
The Guernsey Solution – utilising the Guernsey ICC for pensions de-risking
Since the first ground breaking deals in 2014, Guernsey has underlined its position as the go-to jurisdiction for longevity risk transfers by pension schemes, now having been home to seven dea...
20 June 2019
Crown Dependencies announce steps regarding beneficial ownership regimes
Guernsey and its fellow Crown Dependencies – Jersey and the Isle of Man – have jointly published their roadmaps for the development of their register of beneficial ownership regimes. The mo...
19 June 2019
On the brink of insolvency: When should directors consider the interests of creditors?
In the recent decision of BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and others, the English Court of Appeal issued helpful guidance regarding the question of when the directors of a company in financi...
07 June 2019
Regulating the regulators: the importance of public law
One aspect of compliance that rarely gets mentioned is public law compliance. Public bodies, just like commercial businesses, must act lawfully. Whilst companies are governed by their corpora...
28 May 2019
How Guernsey is part of the British financial services family
Ahead of City Week 2019, which Guernsey Finance will be exhibiting at next week, GF Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley outlines Guernsey’s specialisms and complementary role to the City ...