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March  2021  (11)

  • Life after Libor

    BL72_Libor1Libor, the long-standing but much maligned mechanism used to set lending rates, is being ushered out in favour of ‘risk-free rates’. So could the removal of a global rate-setting standard and a potential change of rates for existing loans prove a headache for borrowers and banks alike? ...     [read more]

    By Gill Wadsworth on  29 March 2021 
  • Preserving family wealth through the generations

    BCR Law logo mar21Covid-19 has caused many of us to re-evaluate our priorities and focus on planning for the future, both for our businesses and for our personal wealth. David Benest, Managing Partner, and Emma Wakeling, Head of Family Law, at BCR Law, offer some useful steps to family businesses along the way Many ...     [read more]

    By BCR Law on  25 March 2021 
  • The Interview: Alex Wood

    BL73_AlexWoodChannel Islands-founded SRJ Technologies started life supplying pipe repair and replacement services to the oil and gas industry but, following a successful listing, is diversifying into a wider range of services across different sectors. CEO Alex Wood explains how being based in Jersey set it up fo...     [read more]

    By Jon Watkins on  22 March 2021 
  • Registering a foreign power of attorney in Jersey

    Ogier logo_official_jul19If a person who is resident outside Jersey holds assets in Jersey, they may wish to ensure that they have made adequate provision to appoint someone who can manage those assets in the event that they lose capacity to do this themselves. Often, these considerations form part of a person’s wider...     [read more]

    By Ogier on  19 March 2021 
  • The reluctant revolution

    BL72_digi takeoverAny reluctance from the wealth sector over going digital has been rendered immaterial by the coronavirus pandemic. So what does this mean for the future of the client relationship? In a world in which our faces and fingerprints can unlock our personal tech, our phones can be used as debit cards and...     [read more]

    By Imogen Rowland on  17 March 2021 
  • Brexit bonanza?

    BL72_brexit_thFollowing years of conjecture and concern, the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU arrived at the end of last year with little for the Channel Islands to worry about – in fact, plenty for them to cheer As the Brexit trade deal was finally hammered out by the UK and the EU at the ...     [read more]

    By Steve Falla on  15 March 2021 
  • Digitising the identity verification process: critical for business success

    BLDigital_Vaiie logoWill Covid-19 present a watershed moment for digitisation – creating a far greater shift to digital channels, asks Lee Bosio (pictured), Managing Director, Vaiie Even before the global pandemic, digital identity verification had already started to become an integral part of everyday life. Co...     [read more]

    By Vaiie on  12 March 2021 
  • Biting the bitcoin bullet

    BL72_bitcoin illo1Could the revelation that Tesla has invested a slice of its cash pile in bitcoin herald a new stage in the growth of cryptocurrency investment? In early February, Tesla announced that it had bought $1.5bn of bitcoin out of its cash reserves. Businesses typically invest their treasury surpluses...     [read more]

    By Richard Willsher on  11 March 2021 
  • The birth of the modern-day wealth adviser

    BL72_wealthadviser illoAs wealth holders crave a more holistic understanding of their needs, and as trust in governments and institutions falls, demand is growing for a new model of wealth adviser. So what do wealth holders really want from them, and how can advisers equip themselves? “I had a conversation with a c...     [read more]

    By Sophie McCarthy on  8 March 2021 
  • Stronger together

    UBS logoMarc Nightingale (pictured) provides an update on the UBS Optimus Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund Twenty years ago, we established the UBS Optimus Foundation to partner with our clients and employees and help them to improve the lives of the most vulnerable around the world. Collaborative effort...     [read more]

    By UBS on  5 March 2021 
  • Greening the family tree

    BL72_ESG illoCovid-19 has brought many wealth holders closer to the next generation – and that generation’s demand for ethical and socially responsible investing is further heightening the already rising demand for ESG products. And the industry is responding at pace There haven’t been many si...     [read more]

    By David Craik on  3 March 2021 

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