Guide to CISX listing of investment funds

Many institutional investors are constrained by their internal investment policies or by regulation to investing in securities which are listed, or to limit their exposure to investments that are not listed, on stock exchanges recognized for the purposes of such restrictions.

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange has been established for the purpose of providing a stock exchange listing facility for investment funds and other issuers in order to meet international investor demand. Although complying with international standards for recognised stock exchanges, the Exchange has adopted a flexible and pragmatic approach to regulation similar to that which has contributed to the development of the Channel Islands as first class finance centres. The CISX has developed listing rules which place a premium on clarity and on an appropriate level of governance. We have found the Exchange to be both co-operative and responsive in meeting deadlines imposed by transaction timetables.

The Exchange commenced operations on 27 October 1998 and since that time has established itself as a leading securities exchange for investment funds and specialist securities. The CISX is a Recognised Overseas Exchange under the United Kingdom Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, a Designated Investment Exchange under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and has been given Designated Offshore Securities Market status by the US Securities Exchange Commission under Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933…

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