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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...

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...

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...

Update on phishing attempt

16th September 2021
Yesterday, the Commission reported that it had become aware of a phishing attempt sent to some of its licensees – see news item here. An email purporting to be from a member of the Commission’s staff was sent from the domain guernseyfsc.com. Since becoming aware of the matter, the Commission reported the link to websites designed to submit known and suspected phishing links to major internet...

Risk Warning Regarding Phishing Attempts

15th September 2021
The Commission has become aware of a phishing attempt being sent to some of its licensees purporting to be from a Commission member of staff. The fraudulent email requests that licensees click on a link and provide confirmation of details contained in that link. If you have received an email from a member of Commission staff and you are unsure of its authenticity, please do not click on any links...

Feedback statement on the new Fiduciary Rules, 2021 Consultation Paper

15th September 2021
The Commission has today published the feedback to its Consultation Paper on the new Fiduciary Rules, 2021. In June 2021, the Commission published a Consultation Paper making proposals for the necessary revision of the Fiduciary Rules, 2020 in readiness for the coming into force of the revised Fiduciaries Law on 1 November 2021. The key revision proposed related to the re-categorisation of...