Guernsey has long been one of the world's premier jurisdictions for domiciling investment funds, with approximately

£250 billion of assets under management and administration on the Island (as at 30 June 2016). Of those assets there is a wide range, including hedge funds, private equity, debt and property funds.

Advantages of Guernsey as a Jurisdiction for Funds

The advantages of Guernsey as a fund jurisdiction include:

  1. internationally recognised and reputable jurisdiction;
  1. experienced professional legal and accounting infrastructure;
  1. experienced and wide-ranging fund administration across a range of asset classes;
  1. thorough and pragmatic regulation by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC");
  1. straightforward regulatory application and authorisation process;
  1. tax-neutral environment for funds;
  1. Channel Islands Securities Exchange ("CISE") based in Guernsey;
  1. close geographical proximity to London and continental Europe;
  1. outside the European Union but with the option to privately place funds into Europe or to opt into an AIFMD equivalent regime;
  1. London time-zone; and
  1. availability of innovative corporate vehicles, namely protected cell companies ("PCCs") and incorporated cell companies ("ICCs").

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