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GAT is currently undertaking a review to ensure better and more inclusive communication with Members.

We will shortly be contacting individuals from each Member organisation to provide details of future plans and with a request for you to put forward the names of more individuals from your company to increase our network.

The GIBA Summary Minutes of the June Council meeting can be viewed here.

 July 2015 

With the Summer holidays now underway we have fewer items to report this month. 

We bring you an update on events that Guernsey Finance would like you to support together with details of a vacancy at GIBA for anyone interested in the role of Chairman.  We are also pleased to confirm to you that date of the Annual GF Industry Update being held in September.

PwC, in association with the Commerce & Employment Department (C&E), have released a strategy document to guide the future of the FinTech and we have access to the report in this newsletter.

If you have any queries regarding the content of this newsletter or would like to get in touch with GAT to offer your assistance to the Committee please email:


Guernsey Finance are recruiting for the position of Chairman in accordance with the job description which can be viewed here.
Jim Gilligan the current Chairman has offered, on behalf of himself, GIBA Chairman Patrick Firth and Peter Mills, as Directors of Guernsey Finance, to meet and have a coffee with individuals who may have an interest in the role.
Applications for the role itself should also be directed to Jim Gilligan – – who will then seek further input from GIBA Council on the overall recruitment process.

Applications should be received by the end of August.

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Please be advised that the Annual Guernsey Finance Industry Update will be held at St James on Thursday 24 September 2015. The event will provide local industry with an overview of current GF activity across its marketing, communications and events functions
For further information and details of how to register please click here: GF Industry Update

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Guernsey Finance are seeking support for the following events. Passes are available at discounted rates in return for your assistance with promoting Guernsey at these events.
  • STEP Latam
To be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil 22-23 October 2015. The aim of this event is to support the international practitioner working with Latin American clients by establishing a strong peer networking platform between local and foreign practitioners, and be the source of leading edge information in the financial world of Latin American Trusts and Estate Planning. A sample delegate list is available from Kat Gillespie. Event website: STEP Latam
  • Opal Middle East Family Office Symposium
To be held in Dubai, 11-12 November 2015. The event attracts approx. 150 delegates including HNWIs, heads of family offices and intermediaries. GF have attended this event twice previously and feedback has been very positive. A draft itinerary and sample delegate list is available from Kat Gillespie. Event website: Opal Middle East Family Office Symposium
Attention Mandarin speakers! "Ni huì shuo Zhongwén ma?" GF would be keen to hear from anyone in industry who can speak Mandarin that may be able to assist with future Chinese delegations. Please contact Kat Gillespie


PwC, in association with the Commerce and Employment Department (C&E), have released a strategy document to guide the future of the FinTech (or financial technology or sometimes referred to as Digital Finance) sector in Guernsey and to ensure that Guernsey is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in this sector.

The current digital age brings with it new challenges and opportunities for the finance sector. FinTech is a general term used for any technology applied to financial services. It can encompass many areas, from technology used in existing financial services organisations, new consumer products, to new entrants competing with existing players. It can be any innovation within the financial services sector where technology is the key enabler.

C&E recognises the significant opportunities FinTech creates for Guernsey within, and complementing, the existing finance industry and its role in maintaining and enhancing Guernsey's position as a key International Finance Centre. C&E is keen to understand the opportunities for the Island and going forward to ensure that Guernsey has an appropriate infrastructure which allows FinTech opportunities to enhance the Island's economy.

The Department, through the Finance Sector Policy Unit (FSPU) engaged leading advisory firm PwC to carry out this work on the sector and the Island's infrastructure. The project involved various stages including analysis of the local and international environment within the FinTech sector to identify key market attributes and future direction. A number of local and off Island industry experts and stakeholders were contacted and have collaborated with PwC on this initiative.

Please click here to view this document.


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