VALUE OF GUERNSEY FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT INCREASES OVER QUARTER
STATISTICS FOR NON-FUND INVESTMENT SECTOR RELEASED
The value of Guernsey Funds has increased over the quarter ended 31 March 2012 with the net asset value of total funds under management and administration up by £8.7 billion (3.3%) to reach £270.1 billion. For the year since 31 March 2011, total net asset values increased by £6.4 billion (2.4%). The recovery of the majority of the previous quarter’s decrease of approximately £10 billion can be attributed to a number of closed-ended funds and non-Guernsey schemes launching during the quarter.
Within these totals, Guernsey domiciled open-ended funds increased by £0.5 billion (0.9%) over the quarter to reach £55.8 billion. This represents a decrease of £1.8 billion (-3.1%) over the year since 31 March 2011. The closed-ended sector increased over the quarter, by £4.8 billion (4%) to reach £123.9 billion. This represents an increase of £9.1 billion (7.9%) over the year since 31 March 2011. Non-Guernsey schemes, for which some aspect of management, administration or custody is carried out in the Bailiwick, increased by £3.4 billion (3.9%) over the quarter to £90.4 billion. Since 31 March 2011 the net asset value of this sector has decreased by £0.8 billion (-0.9%).
The gross asset value of Guernsey open-ended funds as at 31 March 2012 was £71.3 billion, implying an average gearing level of 27.8%. The gross asset value represents a decrease of £0.9 billion since 31 December 2011. In the closed-ended sector, the gearing level is lower, with gross asset values of £146.9 billion (December 2011: £136.8 billion) implying a gearing level of 18.6%. The gearing implicit in non-Guernsey open-ended collective investment schemes is approximately 12.6%, based on gross asset values of £101.7 billion (December 2011: £ 94.6 billion).
The detailed statistics are available here.
Asset Management and Stockbroking
Returns were provided by 104 firms (December 2011: 110) confirming:
Gross Assets under Management: £87.7 billion (December 2011: £87.3 billion)
Turnover of Stockbroking Activities: £369.3 million (December 2011: £399.5 million)
Number of Accounts: 11,170 (December 2011: 10,777)
Explanatory notes for Asset Management and Stockbroking Statistical Information
Gross Assets under Management means the gross assets of all managed accounts held by the licensee. This will include both discretionary and non-discretionary managed accounts but excludes execution only type business.
Turnover of Stockbroking Activities means the value of stockbroking activities undertaken by the licensee during the quarter and includes the total consideration, including commission, relating to these activities.
Number of accounts includes the number of clients with which the licensee has an agreement to provide investment business services within the scope of the licence issued under the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987. This covers, but is not limited to, discretionary and non-discretionary accounts, advisory accounts, stockbroking accounts and portfolio management accounts.
Enquiries to: Carl Rosumek, Director of Investment Business
Emma Bailey, Deputy Director of Investment Business
Tel: (01481) 712706 Fax: (01481) 726952
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