The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) completed its
rebrand to The International Stock Exchange (TISE) on Monday 7
The Exchange, which is headquartered in Guernsey and opened an
office in Jersey at the start of 2015, is also launching its
presence in the Isle of Man on Thursday 9 March.
Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of TISE, was pleased the
company had been able to put its plans into action in such a short
period of time ahead of the Isle of Man opening, on the back of
strong support from its stakeholders since the plans to rebrand
"We have a very successful brand and our key attributes of
being responsive and innovative remain unchanged, so we have been
careful to retain some continuity despite the change of name,"
said Mrs Le Poidevin. "However, it is also important to
reflect the internationalisation of the business and especially our
plans for the future. This is a very exciting time for the
TISE also confirmed that Carolyn Gelling will lead its presence
on the ground in the Isle of Man. Her appointment is effective from
the beginning of May.
Mrs Le Poidevin added: "I'm very pleased to announce
Carolyn as our Head of Isle of Man Office. She brings with her
significant experience and joins us from a senior role in the Isle
of Man where I know she has an extensive network of contacts.
I'm really looking forward to working with her in showcasing
the opportunities that TISE offers to businesses in the Isle of Man
and the UK.
"I'm already aware that there is significant interest
in the island in being able to have straightforward and
cost-effective access to an international exchange. In particular,
there are Isle of Man businesses across a diverse range of
industries, including pharmaceuticals, gaming, and technology in
various guises, who may need to access capital to support their
growth plans while there are also a number of local service
providers who will be required to support this activity through the
provision of listing sponsor or accountancy, legal and
"Carolyn will be highly visible but I would also encourage
anyone who has an interest in finding out more to contact either
Carolyn, myself or another member of the team."
Mrs Gelling will join TISE from Thomas Miller Investment where
she was a Director, as well as holding responsibility for the
management and development of the group's collective investment
funds business in the Isle of Man and UK.
She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for
Securities & Investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager, with 20
years of industry experience. A technical investment manager by
training, more latterly her focus has been on corporate governance,
and business and strategic development for investment businesses
and funds, spanning the spectrum of private client and structures,
institutional clients and funds, in both the UK and international
Mrs Gelling has also completed the Institute of Directors
Diploma in Company Direction. She is a past Chairman of the Isle of
Man Wealth & Fund Services Association, and now continues as a
Committee Member and Life Member, and has also served as a
Committee Member of the Isle of Man Branch of the Chartered
Institute for Securities & Investment.
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