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Articles from 2021

Online Services downtime

22nd October 2021
As part of the Commission’s work to implement the Revision of Laws project, our Online Services will be offline at times between 5.00 pm on Friday 29th October and 10.00 pm on Sunday 31st October 2021. The website and the Online Submissions and PQ portals will be impacted - please do not edit or submit any forms on the portals during this period. If you have returns on your timeline with deadline...

Consideration of crypto funds

19th October 2021
With respect to retail investors as Sir Jon (Deputy Governor of the Bank of England) highlighted in his speech of 13th October 2021, crypto technologies continue to evolve with some practical rather than speculative uses being found for some types of crypto technology. Sir Jon also noted the opaque nature of some of the new DeFi – Decentralised Finance and the risks embedded in such systems. Fund...

June Quarter 2021 Investment Statistics

7th October 2021
Second Quarter 2021 Guernsey Funds The total net asset value of Guernsey funds has increased in Sterling terms during the last quarter by £9.0 billion (3.4%) to £272.6 billion. Over the past year, total net asset values have increased by £45.8 billon (20.2%). Open-ended Schemes Within these totals, Guernsey domiciled open-ended funds increased over the quarter by £2.0 billion (4.2%) to £50.0...

Revised rules, codes and guidance

6th October 2021
The Commission is publishing today the finalised draft revised rules, codes and guidance that accompany the introduction of the revised principal laws dealing with the regulation of financial services business in the Bailiwick as part of the Commission’s Revision of Laws project. The new rules, codes and guidance will come into effect on Monday 1 November 2021, on the same day as the new and...

The HyperFund

6th October 2021
The Commission has been notified that investment is being promoted in the above-named entity by non-licensed individuals in Guernsey. The purpose of this notice is to advise that The HyperFund is not licensed, authorised or in any way regulated by the Commission for the conduct of any financial services business in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Commission also wishes to emphasise that dealing in...

Pension/Gratuity Scheme Quarterly Return to become an Annual Return

4th October 2021
The Commission became the regulator of pension providers in the Bailiwick in 2017. Since then, it has gathered and analysed information from pension providers as part of its regulatory oversight function, including through Form 126 Fiduciary – Pension Scheme or Gratuity Scheme Quarterly Return, which is currently completed by fiduciary licence holders forming, managing or advising on pension...

2021 Financial Crime Risk Return Reminder

1st October 2021
The Commission wishes to remind all financial services businesses and prescribed businesses (with the exception of personal fiduciary licensees and general insurers) that the Financial Crime Risk Return (“the Return”) is due for submission by 31 October 2021. The Return can be found via the Commission’s Online Submissions Portal, located at https://submit.gfsc.gg/ . Should you have any technical...

Feedback statement on the Amendments to the Banking Rules on Accounts, Disclosure & Large Exposures Consultation Paper

24th September 2021
The Commission has today published the feedback to its Consultation on Amendments to the Banking Rules on Accounts, Disclosure & Large Exposures. In March 2021 the Commission published a Consultation Paper on its proposed Accounts, Disclosure and Reporting Rules and its Large Exposure Rules, to be issued under the Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (due to come into effect on...

Staff Appointments

20th September 2021
Our Director of the Authorisations and Innovation Division, Emma Bailey, after nearly 20 years of dedicated service, has decided it is the right time to leave the Commission this autumn to take up a role in industry. Whilst Emma will be missed, the Commission is pleased to announce that Caroline Bradley, current Deputy Director in the Authorisations and Innovation Division, and Alison Gavey...