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Standard Chartered Trust (Guernsey) Limited

23rd April 2021
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 Disclosure (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2007 (the “Disclosure Law”). The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses)...

Commission consults on the proposed re-issue of statutory instruments

21st April 2021
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued today three consultation papers (“CPs”) seeking views from interested parties as part of the implementation of the Revision of Laws Project. The first CP provides for revision to regulations and rules made under the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “new...

Commission confirms decision to increase Private Investment Fund (PIF) options

20th April 2021
In December of last year, the Commission published a Consultation Paper containing proposals to amend the PIF rules to allow more investor categories to take advantage of an appropriately regulated fund structure. All those responding to the Consultation Paper welcomed the proposals and in light this, the Commission has decided to amend the PIF rules with immediate effect. These are now available...

Royal Court issues judgment on application for leave to appeal out of time in the case of Alan Chick v Guernsey Financial Services Commission

19th April 2021
On 7 April 2021 the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down its judgment on an application brought by Mr Alan Chick to appeal decisions of the Commission out of time. The Royal Court, in dismissing the application for the appeal to be commenced out of time, found that there were no exceptional circumstances and that Mr Chick had not done all he could do to bring the appeal timeously. Prior to this...

Remus Horizons PCC Limited

15th April 2021
The Financial Services Commission (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1987; as amended (the Financial Services Commission Law”); and The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1987 (“the Protection of Investors Law”) The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) issues this notice pursuant to its powers under section 2(2)(e) of the Financial Services Commission Law and Section...

Risk Warning Regarding Phishing Attempts

9th April 2021
The Commission is aware that there has been a recent increase in phishing attempts targeting local businesses. Firms are reminded of the guidance available to them in the Commission’s Cyber Rules and Guidance, 2021 and in particular the need to ensure the Firm: has appropriate cyber security software in place; implements IT systems updates in a timely manner; and its staff exercise caution and...

Mr Ian Roger Parry

9th April 2021
On the 4th day of March 2021 the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty of £185,000 on Mr Ian Roger Parry. In addition, Mr Parry was prohibited from performing any function on behalf of a regulated entity. The exemption set out in section 3(1)(g) of the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Business and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (which would...

Mr Christopher Henry Shaw, Mr John Adam Robilliard and Mr Bruce David McNaught

31st March 2021
On the 31st day of March 2021 the Commission imposed the following discretionary financial penalties: Mr Christopher Henry Shaw - £100,000 Mr John Adam Robilliard - £40,000 Mr Bruce David McNaught - £15,000 (collectively "the Individuals") In addition, Mr Shaw was prohibited from holding the position of shareholder, controller, director, partner, manager, money laundering reporting officer and...

Mr Paul Michael Everitt

29th March 2021
On the 4th day of March 2021 the Commission decided to prohibit Mr Paul Michael Everitt from performing any function on behalf of a regulated entity. The exemption set out in section 3(1)(g) of the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Business and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (which would otherwise permit an individual to act as a director of not more than six...

Mr Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli, Mr Jose Manuel Ordoñez and Mr Jose Eduardo Paula de Lima Araujo

25th March 2021
On the 4th day of March 2021 the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty of £55,000 on Mr Jose Eduardo Paula de Lima Araujo. In addition, Mr Araujo, together with Mr Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli and Mr Jose Manuel Ordoñez (collectively the “Individuals”) were prohibited from performing any function on behalf of a regulated entity. The exemption set out in section 3(1)(g) of the...