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January  2018  (14)

  • Show a little respect

    Lack of respectThere’s an old saying about attracting more flies with honey than with vinegar – and it appears the same can be said when it comes to being respectful in business It’s now just over 50 years since Aretha Franklin first spelled out her timeless call for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Half...     [read more]

    By Dave Waller on  22 January 2018 
  • A fine romance

    Woman with painting thIt seems that the fine art market is enjoying a purple patch, making it an appealing proposition for investors – but, as with any alternative asset class, it pays to do your research up front On 15 November 2017 at Christies in New York, Salvator Mundi, a Renaissance portrait of Christ attrib...     [read more]

    By Howard Litchfield on  19 January 2018 
  • Catch a falling star

    StarFM illo thOnce feted as the crème de la crème of the investment world, star fund managers have fallen out of favour of late. But they’re not likely to vanish altogether and are still worth watching Over the Past couple of decades, the often-grey investment industry has been brightened up ...     [read more]

    By David Craik on  15 January 2018 
  • A bluffer’s guide to ringfencing

    bluffer’s guide to ringfencingWith less than a year to go before UK banks need to separate retail and commercial operations, we take a look at what ringfencing is and who will be affected Monday 15 September 2008 – a bleak, autumnal morning in the City of London. Rain is in the air. Dead leaves lay trodden on the dirty gr...     [read more]

    By Tom Huelin on  12 January 2018 
  • Opinion: Is the end nigh for the Channel Islands?

    Opinion thumbnailAonghus Fraser, Technology evangelist and CEO of ATAM ID Technologies, argues that Guernsey and Jersey will suffer a gradual demise if they don’t get to grips with technology. Illustration by Thinus Slabber In the early 19th century, the unanticipated downfall of shipbuilding in the Channel I...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  9 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: Jersey law

    2018_victoria-groganVictoria Grogan, Counsel, Ogier, gives her views on the year ahead for Jersey law What changes in Jersey law can we expect to see in 2018? One big change will be brought about by the Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016, which is due to come into effect in April 2018. This will make a...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  8 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: Guernsey law

    2018_ElaineGrayPartner Elaine Gray (pictured), Associate Tim Molton and Paralegal Rebekah Johnston from Carey Olsen give their views on the year ahead for Guernsey law What changes in Guernsey law can we expect to see in 2018?  Last year was a busy year for our lawmakers, with new legislation...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  8 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: Jersey tourism

    2018_Keith BeechamKeith Beecham, CEO, Visit Jersey, gives his views on the year ahead for tourism in the island As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of tourism in Jersey? Tourism is important. In 2016, the visitor economy contributed 8.3 per cent gross value added (GVA) and 12.6 per cent of employment ...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  5 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: Guernsey tourism

    2018_Wendy PedderWendy Pedder, Marketing Manager, Trade and Media Relations, VisitGuernsey, gives her views on the year ahead for tourism on the island As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of tourism in Guernsey? Guernsey enjoyed a successful 2017, with leisure visitor numbers showing a positive pictu...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  5 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: technology

    2018_LancePlunkettLance Plunkett, Founder and CEO, Found, Guernsey, gives his views on the year ahead in technology As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of the tech sector in the islands?  There’s been a positive move from the States on both islands to improve the tech sectors. The investmen...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  4 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: private client

    FionaWaite 2018Fiona Waite, Client Director, RBC Wealth Management, gives her views on what might happen this year in funds As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of private client business in Jersey and Guernsey? Throughout 2017, the private client industry across our islands enjoyed a very strong ye...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  3 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: capital markets

    2018_Stephen LanganStephen Langan, Director of Capital Markets, Intertrust, gives his view on the year ahead in capital markets   As we enter 2018, what’s the state of play with capital markets business in the islands? Capital markets business in the Channel Islands is fairly steady and showing signs of pi...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  3 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: funds

    Year aheadMartin Paul (pictured right), Partner, Bedell Cristin, Jersey, and Richard Sharp (pictured below), Partner, Bedell Cristin, Guernsey, give their views on what might happen this year in funds As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of funds in the islands?  The funds industry in the ...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  2 January 2018 
  • The year ahead: banking

    2018_Tracy GarradTracy Garrad, CEO, HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man, gives her view on what might happen this year in banking As we enter 2018, what’s the general health of banking in the islands?  The financial crisis had a substantial impact on the banking industry and had implications for the in...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  2 January 2018 

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