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Specific Discretionary Exemptions

1st October 2019
Section 3(1)(y) of The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc. (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000After due consideration, the Commission will be amending our approach to specific discretionary exemptions (an “exemption”) in two ways: 1) To clarify the extent of an exemption.An exemption will only apply to the specific regulated activity in relation to the...

Sanctions Notice - Venezuela

27th September 2019
Council Regulation (EU) No 2017/2063, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Venezuela (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2017, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/1586. The effect of the amendments, which are automatically and immediately effective in Guernsey, is to add seven persons to the list of persons subject to an asset freeze and other financial...

The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

25th September 2019
The Commission is pleased to announce that its application for membership of the NGFS has been accepted. Guernsey is the first island International Finance Centre to achieve membership of the NGFS in a move consistent with the international engagement element of Guernsey’s green finance strategy.The NGFS was established by eight central banks and supervisors following the "One Planet Summit" in...

Sanctions Notice - Central African Republic

23rd September 2019
Council Regulation (EU) 224/2014, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Central African Republic (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2014, the Central African Republic (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2014 and the Central African Republic (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2014, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation 2019/1574.The effect of the amendment...

Sanctions Notice - Ukraine

16th September 2019
Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014, as implemented by the Territorial Integrity etc. of Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance 2014, the Territorial Integrity etc. of Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance 2014 and the Territorial Integrity etc. of Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance 2014, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/1403...

Consultation Papers on Proposals to Create a Single Fiduciary Handbook and Revise Pension Rules

12th September 2019
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is today issuing two Consultation Papers seeking feedback from interested parties on potential changes to the regulatory framework under the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (the "Fiduciaries Law") with the objective of ensuring that the regime continues to be both compliant...

June Quarter 2019 Statistics

11th September 2019
Second Quarter 2019Investment Funds The net asset value of total funds under management and administration has increased in Sterling terms during the last quarter by £16 billion (5.5%) to £295.9 billion. Over the past year, total net asset values increased by £20 billion (7.1%). Open-ended Schemes Within these totals, Guernsey domiciled open-ended funds increased over the quarter by £4.8 billion...

Discussion Paper on Green Insurance in Guernsey

11th September 2019
Today the Commission issues its Feedback Statement. The Statement summarises responses which centred on asset weighting, a green taxonomy and ILS. The Statement illustrates the Commission’s continuing commitment to the green agenda. The Statement can be found here.

Sanctions Notice - ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Network

27th August 2019
Please be advised that the United Nations Security Council has amended one entry on the list of individuals and entities associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267. All entities on the list are subject to restrictive measures which include targeted financial sanctions. Further details are available here: https://www.un.org/press/en...

Sanctions Notice - ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Network

27th August 2019
Please be advised that two entries have been added to the list of individuals and entities associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida maintained by the European Union under Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/1353. These changes are automatically effective in the Bailiwick under the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2013, the Al...