More than 60 delegates attended a recent Guernsey QROPS seminar
Guernsey had already held two QROPS events in London during the
past year and the event in Manchester was the first of three
masterclasses being hosted across the UK this autumn, with seminars
in Birmingham and Bristol to follow in the coming months.
"Our two seminars in London were extremely well attended
and I am delighted to say that we also had an impressive turnout in
Manchester as well," said Peter Niven, Chief Executive of
Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the
Island's finance industry.
"This is recognition of the fact that QROPS remains a
particularly hot topic. There is a significant mass of expats
already and many more people are considering leaving the UK given
the current economic climate so financial advisers know that they
have to stay on top of developments to be able to provide clients
with the very latest pensions information.
"I think the impressive number of delegates also reflects
Guernsey's standing as the jurisdiction of choice for QROPS. We
are the market leader and as such, not only do advisers need to
keep on top of what is happening in the Island but they are also
aware that we can provide cutting edge perspectives on new products
such as QNUPS."
The seminar in Manchester was held on Wednesday 8th
September at the Midland Hotel with an expert panel comprising:
Richard Green, Deputy Director of Income Tax for the States of
Guernsey; Adrian Howe, Pensions Director, Marlborough Pension
Trustees; David Evans, Associate Director, Praxis; Richard Garrod,
Director, Cavendish Corporate Investments PCC; and Liz Hinchliffe,
Pensions Technical Manager, Pinsent Masons.
Mr Niven added: "At each event we have a panel of experts
on hand to take the audience right through from the foundation
stages to the very latest thinking on QROPS and recent developments
like the introduction of QNUPS. They are tackling a wide range of
issues, including some of the common myths associated with these
pension schemes and of course there is a chance for the audience to
have their questions answered by Guernsey and UK practitioners.
"We were very pleased to attract such a strong turnout in
Manchester. It shows that there is a thirst for knowledge on the
subject and I am hopeful that we will see similarly strong
attendances when we visit Birmingham and Bristol later this
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