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Enhancing Sustainable Finance in the Bailiwick

5th May 2022
The Commission has today published a Consultation Paper proposing the introduction of a Natural Capital Fund regime. It is also, through a separate Consultation Paper, bringing forward proposals to counter the risk of greenwashing. Both Consultation Papers can be found here. Creating an Ecosystem for Natural Capital Investment The first Consultation Paper proposes the creation of a Natural Capital...

Some Factors for Financial Services Firms to Consider in light of the War between the Ukraine and the Russian Federation

24th February 2022
The Commission is monitoring the situation and has been, through its 2021 thematic work on sanctions screening and other interactions, encouraging firms to prioritise their sanctions monitoring and assessment of sanctions risks. The Commission requests that all firms check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise have any kind of relationship with the persons referred to in sanctions...

Bailiwick Mind and Management Consultation Paper

7th February 2022
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued today a consultation paper (“CP”) on Bailiwick Mind and Management in relation to the Fiduciary and Investment sectors. The CP sets out proposals to issue guidance under the Fiduciaries Law1 and the PoI Law2 to clarify that maintenance of local mind and management is a relevant factor in the Commission’s assessment of the prudent conduct of...

Update regarding cloned website

28th January 2022
On Wednesday 26 January, the Commission reported that it had become aware of a website that had been established cloning the Commission’s own website. Since becoming aware of the matter, the Commission submitted abuse notifications to the domain registrar and the hosting provider as well as reporting the URL as malicious to the appropriate authorities. The cloned website’s domain has been taken...

Risk Warning Regarding Cloned Website

26th January 2022
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has become aware that a website has been established cloning the Commission’s own website (The GFSREA – Guernsey Financial Services and Regulatory Enforcement Authority – www.gfsrea.org). The Commission’s website domain is www.gfsc.gg The Guernsey Financial Services and Regulatory Enforcement Authority’s website appears to closely resemble the Commission...

Mr Robert Archibald Gilchrist Sinclair

21st January 2022
On the 20th day of January 2022, the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty of £196,000 on Robert Archibald Gilchrist Sinclair and prohibited him from holding the position of controller,* director, partner, manager, money laundering reporting officer and money laundering compliance officer for a period of 5.6 years. The exemption set out in section 3(1)(g) of the Fiduciaries Law...

Hansard Limited, Andrew Neil Parr, Alan Peter Northmore, Philip Clive Blows, David Samuel Lloyd, Lynn Giovinazzi

22nd December 2021
The Financial Services Business (Enforcement Powers) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (“the Enforcement Powers Law”) The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Fiduciaries Law”) The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2007 (“the Regulations”) The...

Professional Indemnity Insurance Requirements Consultation

8th December 2021
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued today two consultation papers on professional indemnity insurance (“PII”), one addressing the Fiduciary and Investment sectors and the other relevant for Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries. Following a process of data collection, engagement with industry participants and policy review, a number of proposals are made to amend the...