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Mr Geoffrey John Trebert

20th September 2022
On 15 September 2022, the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty of £87,500 on Geoffrey John Trebert 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 two years and ten months. The exemption set out in section 3(1)(g) of the Fiduciaries Law (which would...

Mr Gary William Jason Durkin

12th September 2022
On 7 September 2022, the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty of £35,000 on Gary William Jason Durkin. The above financial penalty was imposed on Mr Durkin following his failure to meet the Minimum Criteria for Licensing as set out in Schedule 1 to The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 and Schedule 4 to...

Professional Indemnity Insurance Requirements - Revised Rules

2nd September 2022
Following the recent publication of two consultation papers in relation to PII requirements for Investment, Fiduciary and Insurance sectors, when interested parties were offered an opportunity to provide fatal flaws comments on the amendments of the Fiduciary Rules, the Capital Adequacy Rules, the Insurance Managers Rules and the Insurance Intermediaries Rules, feedback was received from three...

Consultation Paper on The Lending, Credit & Finance Rules, Guidance and Implementation

21st July 2022
The Commission has today published a Consultation Paper setting out the Commission’s Rules and approach for regulating the sectors covered by The Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022, and is seeking feedback on its proposed Rules and approach. The purpose of the new Law, which was passed by the States of Guernsey on 14 July 2022, is to protect customers in the Bailiwick...

Commission consults on Fees for 2023

20th July 2022
The Commission today launches a consultation paper on proposals for increasing the licence fees paid by firms. The consultation period will close on Wednesday 14 September. The consultation paper is available on the Commission’s Consultation Hub. The Commission is consulting on an overall increase in fees of 9%. Other specific proposals to change fees are outlined in the consultation paper and...

Feedback and Final Consultation on Professional Indemnity Insurance for Fiduciary, Investment, Insurance Intermediary and Insurance Manager Sectors

10th June 2022
Feedback and Final Consultation on Professional Indemnity Insurance for Fiduciary, Investment, Insurance Intermediary and Insurance Manager Sectors The Commission has issued today two feedback statements on the previous Consultation Papers (“CPs”) on Professional Indemnity Insurance (“PII”), one in relation to the Fiduciary and Investment sectors and the other relevant to the Insurance...

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...

Commission Issues Thematic Review on Reinsurance and Other Forms of Risk Transfer

9th February 2022
The Commission has today issued its report on the thematic review of reinsurance and other forms of risk transfer by licensed insurers. The review was undertaken during the latter part of 2021. A copy of the thematic review can be found by clicking here. Broadly, the thematic review uncovered a number of areas of good practice, for example where some firms have high quality reinsurance contracts...