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Articles from 2020

Safehaven International Limited, Mr Richard John Bach, Miss Tracey Jane Ozanne, Mr David Charles Housley Whitworth, Mr Michael John Good and Mr Stephen John Dickinson

31st December 2020
The Financial Services Commission (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 (“the Financial Services Commission Law”). The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (the “Fiduciaries Law”); The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 (the “POI Law”); The Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries (Bailiwick of...

Mr Peter Edward Dawson-Ball (Date of Birth: 10 March 1954) of 12 Clos Du Petit Bois, Rue Cauchez, St Martins, Guernsey, GY4 6NX

31st December 2020
On 15 November 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“the Commission”) applied to the Royal Court of Guernsey under section 427 of The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (the “Companies Law”), to seek a disqualification order against Mr Dawson-Ball. On 8 December 2020, the Deputy Bailiff handed down her judgment in which she disqualified Mr Dawson-Ball from: being a director, secretary or...

Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing

23rd December 2020
The Commission is undertaking a short consultation on changes proposed to rules and guidance in Chapters 3 and 7 of the Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (“the Handbook”) (version issued 30 October 2020) on the risk-based approach and on legal persons and legal arrangements. The following is a summary of the proposed changes to the Handbook: - When establishing a trust...

Commission becomes world’s first regulator to introduce a green insurance capital regime

15th December 2020
In October of this year, the Commission issued a consultation paper proposing amendments to the Insurance Business (Solvency) Rules 2015 which would see the introduction of a specific approach for green assets into the Solvency Rules and help to incentivise increased investment in green assets by life insurers. The background to this move follows global political and public debate around...

Private Investment Fund – Form PIF (December 2020)

14th December 2020
The Commission has today issued a revised application form for the Private Investment Fund – Form PIF (December 2020). Please ensure that this form is used for all future applications and that all applicable requirements are adhered to. The Form PIF (December 2020) can be found here. Emma Bailey Director Authorisations and Innovation

Distribution of 2021 annual fees to Licensees and Registrants

14th December 2020
The Commission has now sent its 2021 annual fees to all licensees and registrants by email. If you have not received an invoice by email you should contact [email protected] quoting the entity name and the GFSC reference number, which can be found on our website (Regulated Entities and Registered Entities). You may also contact this email address to confirm the validity of an emailed invoice...

Senior Commission staff appointed to key positions within the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

14th December 2020
The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) recently held its held biennial Executive Committee elections which saw the Commission’s Director General, William Mason, re-elected as a member. In addition to Mr Mason’s election, the Commission’s Director of Risk and Operations, Katherine Jane, has been appointed as the next Chair of the IAIS’ Standards Assessment Working Group (SAWG...

Sanctions Notice - Global Human Rights

11th December 2020
Please be advised that 11 individuals and one entity have been added to the list of sanctioned entities under the United Kingdom’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020; these are implemented within the Bailiwick by the Global Human Rights Sanctions (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020. [link updated 20/04/2021] The following individuals and entity have been added to the consolidated...

Mr Richard John Bach (Date of Birth 24 October 1954) of L'Ecurie, Rue des Jehans, Torteval, Guernsey, GY8 0RE

11th December 2020
Date of prohibition order, law under which made and prohibited functions: The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Business and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000, as amended; from 11 December 2020 until 11 December 2026: the functions of director, controller, partner, manager, money laundering reporting officer, money laundering compliance officer or compliance officer...