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« February 2019

March  2019  (9)

  • The Interview: Fiona Le Poidevin

    BL61_FionaLePoidevin_TISEAfter overseeing a record year of listings growth, you’d think the CEO of The International Stock Exchange would take a breather. But Fiona Le Poidevin is having none of it. In a fast-changing and competitive landscape, she says complacency is off the agenda What’s your background and h...     [read more]

    By Eila Madden on  25 March 2019 
  • Ringing the changes

    BL61_Banking reformsAfter being excluded from a new protective ring fence around retail banking activities, Channel Islands branches and subsidiaries eye up the resulting opportunities A decade after the rescue of a number of UK banks, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the worst recession for generations, the financ...     [read more]

    By Phil Thornton on  21 March 2019 
  • UBS: staying ahead of volatility

    UBS logoUBS is the world’s largest global wealth manager and winner of multiple awards, including Global Best Overall Private Banking Services in the Euromoney Private Banking Survey 2019. For 14 years, the annual UBS Forum has been held in the UK and Jersey, providing analysis and key insights to pri...     [read more]

    By UBS on  21 March 2019 
  • Coming clean

    BL61_CorpRepToday’s investors are looking for more than a healthy bottom line, which means companies need to give non-financial reporting some serious attention There was a time when investors would look no further than the bottom line on the annual report. A healthy balance sheet, decent cash flow and a...     [read more]

    By David Burrows on  18 March 2019 
  • GDPR: transition mission

    Bl61_GDPROne year on from the introduction of GDPR, a period of transitional relief – aimed at giving firms more time to comply with some aspects of the regulation – is coming to an end. What’s the impact of the new rules? and are you ready for the next deadline? Billed by some as ‘t...     [read more]

    By Jon Watkins on  14 March 2019 
  • Locate Jersey: relocation in profile

    Locate Jersey logo 2017Since deciding to relocate from the UK last year, Daniel Rowles, Chief Executive, and Susana Rowles, Commercial Director, of Target Internet have discovered that throwing themselves into community life has paid real dividends as they look to grow their digital marketing skills business from Jersey ...     [read more]

    By Locate Jersey on  14 March 2019 
  • Shipshape for substance

    BL61_substanceNew tax rules on substance should enhance the Channel Islands’ reputation as a well-regulated international finance centre – and make the additional compliance burden worthwhile Effective in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man from 1 January this year, the new substance tax legislation...     [read more]

    By Richard Willsher on  11 March 2019 
  • Avoiding financial heartbreak

    BL61_divorceThe government of Jersey is consulting on changes to its 70-year-old divorce law. Experts are divided on whether the proposals will ease the financial worries of couples that are breaking up Christmas may be a distant and happy memory for most of us, but for some, it marks the start of a long and u...     [read more]

    By David Craik on  7 March 2019 
  • Quilter Cheviot: investment advice

    Quilter Cheviot logoMichael Bull (pictured), Investment Director in Quilter Cheviot’s Jersey office, reassures investors by drawing on lessons learned from the often unpredictable markets of the past, and asks: what happens if you invest right before a market crash? The end of 2018 was a difficult time for many ...     [read more]

    By Quilter Cheviot on  7 March 2019 

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