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December  2023  (30)

  • Ward Yates team joins Collas Crill

    collas crill logo 2023Collas Crill has announced that the team of Ward Yates will be joining the firm in January to strengthen its corporate, finance and trust expertise in Jersey. Ward Yates Founding Partners Victoria Yates and Nick Ward (pictured), along with Senior Associate Laura Le Meur and Practice Manager Lucy Ga...     [read more]

    By Collas Crill on  19 December 2023 
  • Rathbones makes two senior hires

    AndrewRobins_rathbonesRathbones Investment Management International has made two senior appointments – Andrew Robins as Client Development Director and Joe Peacock as Investment Manager.   Andrew (pictured far right) brings more than 30 years’ experience in financial services to the new role, having prev...     [read more]

    By Ruby PR on  19 December 2023 
  • JFSC appoints to executive team

    LiamRonan_JFSCThe Jersey Financial Services Commission has announced a number of Executive Director appointments. Liam Ronan (pictured right) becomes Executive Director of Technology and Data, responsible for delivering the JFSC’s digital transformation programme. Currently holding the post of Interim Dir...     [read more]

    By Jersey Financial Services Commission on  19 December 2023 
  • EY publishes Global IPO Trends 2023

    EY logo feb23EY has published its Global IPO Trends 2023 report, which highlights a number of issues.  The global IPO market closed 2023 with 1,298 IPO raising $123.2bn, it reports. Compared with 2022, IPO proceeds lagged last year’s tepid pace by roughly a third, although deal volumes picked up...     [read more]

    By EY on  18 December 2023 
  • Rothschild & Co appoints Stuart Talbot as Head of Banking Services

    Stuart Talbot_Rothschild_dec23Rothschild & Co has appointed Stuart Talbot as a Director and Head of Banking Services for its Guernsey bank, Rothschild & Co Bank International. Stuart brings to the new role more than 25 years’ financial services experience, largely with FirstRand Group, the last nine of which have ...     [read more]

    By Catharine Haywood on  18 December 2023 
  • IoD Guernsey adds six to committee

    IoD logo jan23The Institute of Directors in Guernsey has made six appointments to its committee.    The committee members, also known as IoD Ambassadors, connect, support and offer guidance to members. They include: • Mat Desforges, Business Strategy Lead at Guernsey Electricity and Business Consul...     [read more]

    By Black Vanilla on  18 December 2023 
  • Carey Olsen advises Patrizia on Edinburgh sale

    CareyOlsen logo jan23Carey Olsen has advised Patrizia Hanover Property Unit Trust on the sale of a 63,195 sq ft office block at 9-10 St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, by means of a sale of a Jersey property unit trust holding vehicle.     The property was sold to real estate investment manager Tristan Capita...     [read more]

    By Carey Olsen on  18 December 2023 
  • Ocorian tracks appetite for investment risk

    Ocorian logo oct23Global investment risk appetite is increasing as we head into 2024, according to a 2024 outlook report from Ocorian. The report analyses findings from 301 senior executives across the world, including in the Channel Islands. Respondents detailed their concerns, aspirations and strategies that they ...     [read more]

    By Orchard PR on  18 December 2023 
  • Crown Dependencies make beneficial ownership pledge

    Channel Islands imageThe Crown Dependencies have published a joint commitment to increase transparency and accessibility to information held on their registers of beneficial ownership. The central registers of company beneficial ownership in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man already exchange information with interna...     [read more]

    By States Of Guernsey on  13 December 2023 
  • Vistra acquires Kroll Luxembourg manco

    VISTRA logo 2023Vistra Fund Management (VFM), the Luxembourg-based third-party alternative investment fund manager of Vistra Group, has acquired the Kroll (Luxembourg) Management Company, which holds UCITS and AIF licences. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Vistra’s acquisition aligns ...     [read more]

    By Vistra on  13 December 2023 
  • PwC survey reveals pressures for CI workers

    PwC logo mar23PwC Channel Islands has launched the results of its Workers Hopes and Fears survey, which shows how financial pressures are affecting local workers, their behaviour and their plans for the future.  The research also looks at employee readiness for a fast-changing economy and skills demands for...     [read more]

    By Crystal PR on  13 December 2023 
  • Accuro promotes Una Smith in Jersey

    UnaSmith_AccuroTrust and private office company Accuro has promoted Una Smith (pictured) to Client Services Director in Jersey. Una joined Accuro as Associate Director in 2019, having previously spent eight years as a Senior Manager at JTC Group. Her earlier career included periods with STM Fiduciaire and T...     [read more]

    By Accuro on  13 December 2023 
  • TEAM buys Neba businesses

    TEAM logo jan23Financial services group TEAM has acquired Neba – which includes Neba Financial Solutions and Neba Financial Solutions Private (Neba Singapore) – from 100% shareholder John Beverley for £1.181m. The newly created TEAM East, under the leadership of John Beverley, will comprise the ...     [read more]

    By TEAM on  12 December 2023 
  • Summit Group acquires Garfield-Bennett Trust Company

    Summit Group LogoGuernsey-based fiduciary and administrative services specialist Summit Group has acquired Garfield-Bennett Trust Company. Jersey-based Garfield-Bennett was founded in 1995 and provides wealth structuring and fund administration services.  Summit Group said the acquisition, backed by Sovereign...     [read more]

    By Summit Group on  12 December 2023 
  • Guernsey releases GVA and GDP figures

    StatesofGuernsey logo jan23The States of Guernsey has released the GVA and GDP Bulletin for 2022. Guernsey's total GDP (also known as GVA at market prices) for 2022 is estimated at £3,349m, 11% higher than 2021 in nominal terms and 4% higher in real terms.  Guernsey's GDP per capita was £52,761 in 2...     [read more]

    By States Of Guernsey on  12 December 2023 
  • Bracken Rothwell promotes Stef Boschat to MD

    Stef Boschat_BrackenRothwellJersey accountancy firm Bracken Rothwell has promoted Stef Boschat to Managing Director.  With a career spanning more than two decades in the finance sector, Stef brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. She started her finance career in 2001, initially specialising in aud...     [read more]

    By Bracken Rothwell on  11 December 2023 
  • Gresham House fund raises £450m to support sustainable solutions

    Gresham House logoSpecialist alternative asset manager Gresham House has announced the close of its Guernsey-domiciled sustainable infrastructure fund, the British Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (BSIF) II.    The fund is backed by 12 investors – eight local government pension schemes and four family ...     [read more]

    By Black Vanilla on  11 December 2023 
  • Kendrick Rose hires recruitment consultant

    Stacey Vicary, Kendrick RoseJersey-based recruitment firm Kendrick Rose has appointed Stacey Vicary as a recruitment consultant. Stacey will work with Kendrick Rose founder Shelley Kendrick, helping organisations source talent predominantly in financial and professional services, government, technology and the third sector.&n...     [read more]

    By leadership writing on  11 December 2023 
  • EY publishes European Financial Services AI Survey results

    EY logo feb23Leaders across Europe’s financial services sector expect generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technologies to deliver a windfall to productivity, according to the new EY European Financial Services AI Survey, which finds that 77% of respondents are bracing for a significant impact to the...     [read more]

    By EY on  11 December 2023 
  • WealthBriefing presents 2023 Channel Islands Awards

    wealthbriefing logo 2023WealthBriefing has announced the winners of this year's Channel Islands Awards, which showcase organisations deemed by the judges to have demonstrated innovation and excellence during the last year.  The winners, announced at a presentation ceremony this week at the Grand Jersey Hotel...     [read more]

    By WealthBriefing on  8 December 2023 
  • Jersey and Bahrain strengthen bilateral ties

    Government of Jersey logoJersey has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bahrain to enhance collaboration in areas such as heritage, the digital sector, financial regulation and tax. Attending COP28 this week, Chief Minister Deputy Kristina Moore (pictured) met Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Dr Abtullatif Al Zayani, ...     [read more]

    By Government of Jersey on  8 December 2023 
  • Collas Crill Compliance hires consultant

    KeithMcAndrew_CollasCrillGuernsey-based consultancy business Collas Crill Compliance has recruited Keith McAndrew as a Compliance Consultant. Keith has worked in financial services in Guernsey for more than eight years, including four in the Enforcement Division at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. He joins Coll...     [read more]

    By Collas Crill on  7 December 2023 
  • Chambers publishes Fintech Guide 2024

    Chambers and Partners logo 2023Chambers and Partners has published its 2024 Fintech Guide, identifying the leading payments, blockchain, cybersecurity and data protection specialists globally, and ranking law firms by jurisdiction into bands. In Jersey, Carey Olsen has been ranked as a Band I firm, with Partner Chris Griffin pro...     [read more]

    By Chambers and Partners on  7 December 2023 
  • JDC completes IFC 6 office building

    IFC 6_JDC_dec23IFC 6, the third office building in the International Finance Centre, has been completed by the Jersey Development Company (JDC).  Sited on the western approaches to the underpass and adjacent to IFC 5, the 69,500 sq ft five-storey Grade A office building will be fully occupied by Aztec Group ...     [read more]

    By JDC on  6 December 2023 
  • EY publishes Climate Risk Barometer

    EY logo feb23This year’s EY Global Climate Risk Barometer suggests a deep disconnect between organisations’ climate and corporate strategy.  Despite agreeing to climate commitments, nearly half (47%) of those surveyed don’t disclose a transition plan to back these.  Some 74% of resp...     [read more]

    By EY on  6 December 2023 
  • Polygon appoints two to Vantage

    Liz Mills_VantageInsBrokersPolygon Collective has made two appointments to Vantage Insurance Brokers in Guernsey.  Liz Mills (pictured) has joined the firm as Senior Placement and Relationship Executive and Sarah Hodgson has been confirmed as an Account Executive.   Liz brings with her broad insurance experience an...     [read more]

    By Polygon Collective on  6 December 2023 
  • Sancus announces joint venture with Hawk

    Sancus logo jan23Sancus has announced a joint venture between Sancus Lending (Jersey) and Hawk Lending (HLL). They will form a property alternative finance lender (to trade as Hawk) and a debt advisory business (to trade as Westmead Debt Advisers), based and operating in Jersey and focused on serving international ...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  5 December 2023 
  • Peregrine Wealth appoints Lientjie Booysen as Head of Compliance

    Lientjie Booysen_Peregrine_nov23Guernsey-based private wealth management group Peregrine Wealth has appointed Lientjie Booysen as Head of Compliance.   Lientjie, a Fellow of ACCA and the International Compliance Association, has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and started specialising in risk and compli...     [read more]

    By Black Vanilla on  5 December 2023 
  • IoD Guernsey December Breakfast to hear from GDA

    IoD logo jan23The IoD’s final breakfast seminar of the year – to be held at the OGH on 8 December from 7.45am to 9am – will hear from the Guernsey Development Agency (GDA).   Peter Watson and Simon Kildahl from the GDA will give an overview of the work they have done since the GDA&rsq...     [read more]

    By Black Vanilla on  4 December 2023 
  • Jersey Chamber announces January Lunch

    Jersey Chamber logoThe Jersey Chamber of Commerce has announced details of its January Lunch in the new year. The event – which will be held from 12.15pm to 2.30pm on 11 January at the Royal Yacht – will hear from Chief Minister Deputy Kristina Moore (pictured), who will set out the priorities for governm...     [read more]

    By Jersey Chamber of Commerce on  4 December 2023 

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