A quick guide to Guernsey’s new Private Investment Fund rules

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the Commission) has added two new ways to register a Private Investment Fund (PIF) in Guernsey. A public consultation process showed that there was strong support for a PIF model without the attached Protection of Investors Law, 1987 (POI Law) manager, allowing the industry more flexibility while maintaining protection for investors.

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The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) has introduced new annual return reporting requirements for certain categories of licensees, including trust companies, investment managers/ investment advisors and fund administrators.

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