Features & Commentary Archive

« October 2018

November  2018  (6)

  • Asking the big questions

    BL59_trainingIs improved training and a specific funds qualification the solution to a skills shortage in the funds industry in the Channel Islands? Despite the fact that we’re living in an age of Brexit tension and uncertainty, it seems that the funds sector in the Channel Islands is keeping calm and car...     [read more]

    By David Craik on  19 November 2018 
  • Go big or go home

    BL59_megadeals illoThe global mega-deals environment continues to thrive in the face of political and economic adversity, And the Channel Islands are right at the centre of the action Despite increasing political tensions around the world – Brexit in the UK and uncertain trade relations between the US and seemi...     [read more]

    By Jon Watkins on  15 November 2018 
  • Under new management

    Bl59_manco illoThey might be experts in running their own businesses, but a number of Channel Island firms are making their mark by managing certain functions for other companies One of the key outcomes of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on the continent was the rise of the management c...     [read more]

    By David Burrows on  12 November 2018 
  • Not quite coining it in

    BL59_bitcoinJersey has dipped its toes in cryptocurrency waters, but its approach has been far more about quality not quantity – and that rings true when it comes to initial coin offerings If you’d sold one single Bitcoin on 18 December 2017, you’d have received just shy of $20,000 for it. At...     [read more]

    By Kirsten Morel on  8 November 2018 
  • An alternative view of diversity

    BL59 diversity illoDiversity on funds boards goes beyond gender and ethnicity – having the right mix of people with a complete range of skills can mean the difference between success and failure In 2007, Norwegian paper manufacturer Norske Skog had a market cap of $2.5bn. Then its finances went through the shre...     [read more]

    By Dave Waller on  5 November 2018 
  • The year in regulation

    BL59_reg review illoTen years on from the financial crisis, regulation continues to be imposed on businesses operating in the financial services sector. At times, it’s felt relentless. So just what has played out this year, and How have the Channel Islands met the challenge? GDPR The most burdensome of this yea...     [read more]

    By Richard Willsher on  1 November 2018 

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