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Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing

12th March 2019
The Commission has today issued, in final form, the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing.This follows the approval of the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 by the States of Guernsey during December 2018. The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation, bring the...

Sanctions Notice - Ukraine

8th March 2019
Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2015, the Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2015, and the Ukraine (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2015, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/352.The effect of the amendments, which are automatically effective in the...

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

6th March 2019
Please be advised that one individual has 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 2019/353. These changes are automatically effective in the Bailiwick under the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2013, the Al...

Sanctions Notice - Syria

6th March 2019
Council Regulation (EC) No 36/2012, as implemented by the Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012, the Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2012 and the Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2012, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/350.The Implementing Regulation is available here:Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/350The...

Discussion Paper on Proposals to Create a Single Fiduciary Handbook and Revise Pension Rules

5th March 2019
The Commission is today issuing a discussion paper seeking feedback from all interested parties on potential enhancements 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 with international...

December Quarter 2018 Statistics Show Increase

5th March 2019
Fourth Quarter 2018Investment Funds The net asset value of total funds under management and administration has increased in Sterling terms during the quarter ended 31 December 2018 by £1.7 billion (0.6%) to £281.7 billion. For the year since 31 December 2017, total net asset values increased by £11.7 billion (4.3%). Open-ended Funds Within these totals, Guernsey domiciled open-ended funds...

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

4th March 2019
Please be advised that the United Nations Security Council has added one entry to 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...

Nominated Officer

28th February 2019
Nominated Officers - PQ PortalThe Commission has ceased to require notice of any changes to a firm’s Nominated Officers from today.Any person who has taken up a Nominated Officer appointment or ceased to hold such an appointment from 28 February 2019 is no longer required to complete an Online PQ or an Online Appointment. However, firms are reminded that they must continue to inform the Financial...

Sanctions Notice - Afghanistan

19th February 2019
Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011, as implemented by the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2011, the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2011 and the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2011, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/279. The amendment gives effect to a recent change to the list maintained under...