Category 'News & Press'


The Value of Investor Relations

The Value of Investor Relations

September 30, 2019 | Under Journal, Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

The recent golden years in the private equity market has naturally attracted scrutiny. A spate of legislation, regulations and audits are pinning fund managers against the wall. In addition, political uncertainty, cybersecurity, overvaluations and distrust of financial institutions are prompting investors to hesitate at the door of opportunity. Asset managers are increasingly required to build…

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PE Communications Need To Focus on Global Brand Building

In the aftermath of the 2008 banking collapse, private equity firms benefitted from a bull market in equities. Returns for investors were incredibly strong and the private equity market enjoyed a golden era which peaked between 2016-2018. Fast forward ten years and current evaluations are overinflated, the number of exits has risen and an increasing…

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Are Transparency Issues Putting Pressure on Private Equity Firms?

Transparency in the disclosure of information between fund managers and investors in the private equity sector is expected to become free-flowing over the next decade. There will not be a single shred of information an LP will not have access to. Private equity firms face the challenge of developing effective channels of communication and reporting….

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Are PE Firms Leveraging The Power of Brand Building?

There is a growing consensus amongst private equity firms and venture capitalists that building a strong brand supports fundraising and deal sourcing. In 2017, a survey of 45 PE firms revealed that 70 per cent of respondents confirmed a strong brand is very important and 90% believed the need for a strong brand was driven…

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PEA Green Socks make a come back this year in support of local charity

PEA Guernsey was proud to support local charity MUG’s Bermuda Shorts Week again this year. That was held between 8th – 12th July. With skin cancer rates significantly higher in the Channel Islands compared to the UK, MUG is determined to raise awareness and increase sun cream protection around the island… starting with our children….

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PEA support Guernsey’s latest European fund launch

The PEA team, together with leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen have assisted Creandum on the establishment of Creandum V, a €265 million venture fund focusing on early-stage opportunities across Europe. Following strong demand from existing and new investors, Creandum V was heavily oversubscribed and enjoyed re-commitments from all institutional investors in Creandum IV, while…

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Heroes wanted for our client relationship team

Job Description Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers, and we are currently looking for both an Assistant Client Relationship Manager and a Client Relationship Manager to join our small and friendly team delivering high-quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity…

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The Top 5 Risks of Technology Affecting Private Equity Firms

The seismic impact technology is having on private equity firms presents a seemingly unlimited array of potential to provide value, troubleshoot problems, and support the future growth of brands agile enough to adapt. Despite the overwhelming opportunities, technology also poses risks – some of which have far-reaching consequences. Private equity firms need to think beyond…

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Private Equity Firms Invested in Digital Payments

The online shopping industry is the next frontier for huge returns on investment. As technology in the e-commerce arena becomes more sophisticated, private equity firms are taking an increasingly strong interest in the likelihood of a cashless economy in the near future. Global e-commerce is in touching distance of the $3 trillion milestone. The tipping…

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Man v Machine: The Impact of Computers In The Workplace

“Don’t blame you,” said Marvin and counted five hundred and ninety-seven thousand million sheep before falling asleep again a second later.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy The advancements of computerisation, automation, AI and a robotic workforce promises to increase productivity and propel commercial ventures into the 21st Century. Technology heralds the…

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Can Blockchain Support A Cashless Society?

Sweden is in an advanced stage to becoming the first cashless society in the world. Around 80% of all transactions are made through digital channels. The plan is to be an entirely cashless nation by 2023. We are not alone. At least 10 countries are moving towards 100% digital transactions – including our Nordic neighbours…

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Blockchain: If Not Now, When?

Should private equity firms be planning for the blockchain now? Blockchain technology has received a lot of negative press in the last year – especially around the leaky bubble of Bitcoin and the stunted growth of cryptocurrencies. Some sections of the mainstream media are creating uncertainty by projecting a negative vibe around the impact a…

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How Can Private Equity Firms Successfully Navigate Rapid Growth?

It was only four years ago that private equity firms were talking up the need for growth. Cue 2019 and financial regulators are fretting over the rapid expansion of the private equity market. Central banks fear that a credit bubble will leave the global economy on a cliff edge. One of the biggest challenges facing…

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Adapting To New Business Models Challenge Private Equity Firms

The private equity industry has witnessed a sharp curve in the evolution of the digital age over the past decade. A raft of major upheavals in respect to government regulations, tax laws, governance, transparency, privacy, digital technologies, consumer behaviour and crowded markets consistently prod fund managers in the ribs. The vast majority of business owners…

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Much Ado About Nothing?

Much Ado About Nothing?

March 26, 2019 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,- One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.” – William Shakespeare     It irks me when economists, financial regulators and central banks complain about bubbles and broadcast an economic crisis in the mainstream media. Whilst these fears are…

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Guernsey satisfies EU business substance requirements

Great news for Guernsey’s finance industry as it passes the EU substance test. As a result, the industry emerges from this process stronger and more competitively positioned globally. Read the full Guernsey Finance statement here.

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The Success Of Scandinavia As A Global Leader In Digital Tech

Tell the person sitting next to you that Scandinavia is a leader in digital technologies. Don’t be surprised if they don’t believe you. You can understand why. Sweden is best known for inexpensive, quirky furniture and cars built to survive crashes. Technology companies like Nokia have struggled. Few people realise the likes of Spotify, Skype,…

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Eight Good Reasons Why Guernsey

Eight Good Reasons Why Guernsey

February 6, 2019 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Despite the winter temperatures, things continue to hot up in Guernsey’s fund management sector. With the net asset value of total funds under management and administration increasing to £280 billion (quarter ended 30 September 2018), the jurisdiction has every right to consider that its breadth and depth of experience is placing it in the forefront of international…

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Knowing what we value

Knowing what we value

February 5, 2019 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Our business values shape the make-up of who we are at PEA. With big plans for the year ahead and a number of new team members on board, we have decided to greet the new year with a renewed focus on people, knowledge, collaboration, delivery and technology. Why? Well, we want to make sure that…

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Vive la change

Vive la change

January 7, 2019 | Under Marketing, News & Press, Uncategorized | Posted by | No Comments

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself,” said Leo Tolstoy. Yet, in the commercial world of the early 21st century, ‘change’ is a vital part of staying relevant as the world changes around us. For a master class in change management, one need look no further than the natural world. In…

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

December 19, 2018 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Warm wishes this Christmas! Varma julhälsningar! Glædelig jul! From everyone at Private Equity Administrators across our offices in Guernsey, Sweden and Denmark

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Or so the Story Goes

Or so the Story Goes

December 3, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press, Uncategorized | Posted by | No Comments

Christmas is a time of traditions and rituals. A tradition particularly embraced in the Nordic countries is storytelling – what better way to kill time when the nights are long and the days are short than to gather around a fire and tell tales? James Orrick looks at how folklore in Denmark, Sweden, and Guernsey…

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A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

November 1, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Denmark and Sweden are well known for their furniture with clean lines, simple utilitarian clothing brands, and natural lifestyles. They keep their bread and cakes pretty uncomplicated too. James Orrick enjoys a traditional Nordic break and looks at what we could learn from The Great Scandinavian Bake Off. Setting a good work-life balance is important in the Nordics. So much…

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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

October 11, 2018 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Great Spanish poets like Federico García Lorca were seduced by the beauty and the bohemia of the rousing city of Málaga. The PEA teams were inspired there too…in a wonderful visit this September. Málaga – the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the home of anchovy fishing in the Iberian Peninsula. What an amazing city. And what a…

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Speak Up!

Speak Up!

October 3, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Since 2008 the world’s perception of offshore financial services has shifted from being largely disinterested and uninformed to becoming highly attentive and often, ‘misinformed’. Learn from the past we must. Guernsey dealt with the criticism that was and continues to flow in our direction as Guernsey deals with most scenarios – quietly but, crucially, diligently….

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Suits You Sir

Suits You Sir

August 28, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Saville Row is well known as the home of some of the finest tailors in the world. But whether it’s high-end tailoring or fund administration, clients want the same thing – a second-to-none bespoke service, as James Orrick explains. Running parallel to Regent Street and New Bond Street, Saville Row is the undisputed home of…

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Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run

August 22, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Rabbits were introduced into Australia from Europe by the First Fleet in 1788. What followed is unprecedented and the bunny is now a serious mammalian pest and invasive species. James Orrick looks at rabbit-proof fences, myxomatosis and the dangers of uncontrolled growth. When Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1893 it’s unclear how…

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Puppet Master

Puppet Master

August 8, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Colonel Tom Parker lit the blue touch paper when Elvis mania spread-like a bushfire across the world. Calculating, cold-hearted and not entirely legal, his puppet mastery made Elvis the most famous man on the planet. Peter Toyberg looks at the remarkable growth and staying power of ‘The King’ and the man behind the throne. Elvis…

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We’re looking for a Junior Administrator with a future in funds

Job Description Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is an expanding business and we’re looking for somebody who wants to grow with us. If that’s you, you’ll be part of a multi-skilled team that delivers high-quality fund administration to some of Europe’s top private equity fund managers. We’ll encourage and expect you to study for professional qualifications,…

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PEA Green Socks in Support of Local Charity

PEA Guernsey is proud to support local charity MUG’s Bermuda Shorts Week, 2-6 July 2018. With skin cancer rates significantly higher in the Channel Islands compared to the UK, MUG is determined to raise awareness and increase sun cream protection around the island… starting with our children. Last year they successfully raised funds to supply…

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The Genius of Orson Welles

The Genius of Orson Welles

July 5, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Orson Welles is one of the most innovative directors in cinema history. Not only did he change how the camera moves and how scripts are written, but many critics believe he made the world’s greatest movie by the time he was 25. Orson Welles’ mother was a beautiful concert pianist who passed away when he…

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A different experience

A different experience

June 25, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

We’re back in the office after our away day on Friday! PEA Managing Director, James Orrick, reflects on the team building experience, “It was good for us to all get out of the office with no email or phone distractions. We all discovered a little more about each other and why we behave the way we…

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More than a mufti day

More than a mufti day

June 21, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

The late Steve Jobs, entrepreneur and business magnate, once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people”. Well, at Private Equity Administrators, we may not be a multi-billion dollar universal brand like Apple but that same philosophy applies to businesses of any scale. We naturally…

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High Flyers in Colditz

High Flyers in Colditz

May 1, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

There are many tales from WW2 of ‘triumph over adversity’ that perfectly illustrate the power and ingenuity of the human spirit. This is one of them. Colditz is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany and its castle had been converted into a high-security prisoner-of-war camp housing incorrigible officers who were serious escape…

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All For One

All For One

April 17, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

We all associate ‘All for one and one for all’ with Alexandre Dumas’s musketeers, swords raised, chests out and voices loud. They personify allegiance, solidarity and duty to the cause. In 2002, in an elaborate official French procession, six Republican Guards carried the coffin of Dumas from its original interment site in the Cimetière de Villers-Cotterêts in Aisne…

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It Takes Two

It Takes Two

March 2, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

‘One can wish upon a star, two can make a wish come true’ sang Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in their hit song ‘It Takes Two’. The lyric supported the age-old adage that working with a partner divides a task and multiplies its success. It’s just another way of saying there is ‘strength in numbers’…

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The Actor’s Actor

The Actor’s Actor

February 12, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Daniel Day-Lewis is the greatest actor of his generation, the only man to win three Best Actor Oscars. Whether it is playing an artist with cerebral palsy or the President of the USA his performances and creative flexibility have been staggering. James Orrick finds out more about the ultimate actor’s actor. Despite formal training and…

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Karma Chameleon

Karma Chameleon

January 31, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

How many of us have been in an embarrassing or difficult situation and have just wanted to disappear, to blend into the background, hidden? Who hasn’t wanted to merge with their surroundings and become invisible when told what they got up to at the office Christmas party? Sound familiar? Well, we would probably all be…

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A Little Clarity

A Little Clarity

January 3, 2018 | Under Marketing, News & Press, Uncategorized | Posted by | No Comments

When Arthur Miller wrote of the Salem witch trials in The Crucible he was applying a dramatic metaphor to the communist witch hunt that was taking place in America during the 1950s. I have always admired Miller for tackling the uncomfortable through his work. Make no mistake: I do not profess to be of his…

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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

December 14, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

2017 has been a year of growth for both PEA and Guernsey as a jurisdiction. Nothing symbolises steady upward growth as well as a sturdy Oak, a Eucalyptus or Californian Redwood. As it’s Christmas, James Orrick explores the cultural significance of trees. With the loss and revival of its foliage each year, roots reaching deep…

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Making your career count

Making your career count

December 7, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Job Description Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking for the right person to become our Team Accountant and be responsible for our year-end financial statements and the integration of our new accounting system. We need a skilled professional to explore the full potential of the new process, work with our technical advisors and roll-out a…

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The Caravaggio in your attic

We’ve all done it! We’ve all come across a family heirloom, our eyes have glazed over for a few minutes, and that shabby old oil painting in a broken frame covered in dust is a priceless work of art by one of the world’s greatest painters. It happened to a couple from Toulouse who’d bought…

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Guernsey’s Private Investment Fund regime celebrates its first Birthday

Guernsey’s Private Investment Fund regime was launched 12 months ago and has become a popular way to launch a private fund. As it celebrates its first birthday, Annette Alexander of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association explains why PIF is so popular. Read more here.

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Plate-spinners make good fund administrators

By using centrifugal force entertainers keep hundreds of different plates spinning at one time. But, as Peter Toyberg, Group Managing Director of PEA explains, music hall performers are not alone in keeping many initiatives moving in the right direction simultaneously. We’ve all seen it on TV and have marvelled at the dexterity and concentration shown…

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Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?

October 25, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

To some Halloween is nothing more than a big, brash, noisy import from the other side of the Atlantic – a commercial festival that, like the grey squirrel, has come uninvited to our shores and has ambushed our more traditional celebrations. After all, it is estimated that Americans spend over $6 Billion every October on…

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Meet Marcus

Meet Marcus

October 20, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press, Uncategorized | Posted by | No Comments

Marcus Allen – Senior CRM Where am I based? I am based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and joined PEA in 2015.  What areas of my job do I specialise in? I specialise in back-office operations, company secretarial best practice, Guernsey licensed fund structures and fiduciary activities. My employment history I have over 14…

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The chicken, the egg, the carrot or the stick?

What came first? The successful company that rewarded staff with a fun outdoor activity day … or the company that became successful because it made an effort to have fun with staff? Well, the jury is still out on that one! But, maybe we can shed a little light on this chicken and egg scenario….

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Using Our Loaves

Using Our Loaves

October 4, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Most British people can’t hear cockney rhyming slang without smiling. We imagine a ‘geezer’ like Del Boy or Danny Dyer with a mouthful of jellied eels, double entendres and offers you can’t refuse. It has become an important part of the romantic myth that surrounds the development of one of the greatest cities on Earth….

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Guernsey ranked as the number one European specialist finance centre

Guernsey’s finance industry received some excellent news last week following the publication of The Banker’s annual ranking of top IFCs. The island has been ranked as the number one European specialist finance centre scoring 98.4, an improvement of 12.37 on last year’s figure of 86.02. The Banker is owned by the Financial Times and bases its…

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Talent Matters

Talent Matters

September 1, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Financial services capabilities have been at the core of Guernsey’s economic progression over the past 50 years and our credentials encourage overseas investors to come here. But how effectively do we promote the strength of our talent pool as a key reason to do business here? Finance is a strong part of our economic heritage….

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Demand for excellence drives migration

Demand for excellence drives migration

August 15, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

According to the latest figures released last week, Guernsey is seeing a noticeable growth in companies, funds and other structures in the first six months of this year. The Guernsey Registry who are responsible for tracking and communicating the signs of inward and outward migration say that there were 32 companies coming to Guernsey while…

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Are you an experienced Administrator?

Are you an experienced Administrator?

August 2, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Job Description Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced administrators who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our…

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The Swedish Starmaker

The Swedish Starmaker

July 21, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

All-American pop stars such as Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry all have one thing in common – their biggest hits were not written and produced by a famous American or British writer but by a 46-year old from Stockholm. His name is Karl Martin Sandberg, but you may know him…

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Biggest growth in four years for Guernsey funds

Latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show that the island’s funds sector enjoyed its biggest growth in four years during the first quarter of 2017. The net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island grew by £10.6 billion (4.1%) over the quarter – the highest margin of growth since…

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Dig, set and spike (making the play with the best chance of success)

“Your team becomes your family, the ball becomes your best friend, the court becomes your home and the game becomes your life.” – so reads a motivational quote written by a volleyball coach. Commitment, dedication and collaboration – working hard and working smart – the essentials for sporting and business success. PEA is sponsoring Guernsey’s…

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A Cloud with a Silver Lining?

A Cloud with a Silver Lining?

June 16, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Could the UK’s triggering of Article 50 be advantageous for Guernsey? Has the uncertainty around Brexit created an additional flexibility for managers seeking options marketing into Europe? Click to read more here.  

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Regulate? So, Innovate

Regulate? So, Innovate

May 30, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Jo Gill, Director of PEA, Annette Alexander, Partner of Carey Olsen, and Claire Bufton, Audit Manager at Saffery Champness, discuss how regulation is defining private equity service provision. How is international regulation shaping up? Jo Gill In Europe the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD) has driven the approach. EEA countries had to enact local legislation to…

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Proud to Sponsor Guernsey Ladies Volleyball Team at Gotland Island Games

We’re proud to announce our sponsorship of the Guernsey Ladies Volleyball team at this year’s Gotland NatWest Island Games. We also have offices in Sweden where the event is to be staged. Our Guernsey Managing Director James Orrick went down to a training session in the lead-up to wish the team luck. Peter Toyberg, PEA…

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Private Equity Business in Guernsey Surpasses £100 Billion

Guernsey has confirmed that private equity business in the island has surpasses £100 billion for the first time. Figures show the net asset value under management grew by £25 billion over the course of 2016 to stand at £110.3 billion at the end of December. Read more here.

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Nordics – The Greenest Countries in the World

It is great to know that we come from an area that is an absolute world leader. No other place on the planet has an environmental record that can match that of the Nordics. We have the four greenest countries according to the Environmental Performance Index – Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark. Green capital PEA’s…

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Two New Private Investment Funds Launched in Guernsey

Guernsey has confirmed the launch of two new PIFs this Easter. If you are looking for the right partners for the launch of your private investment fund then PEA is an innovative boutique service provider with all the expertise, experience and professionalism that you’ll need. https://www.weareguernsey.com/news/2017/inaugural-guernsey-private-investment-funds-launched/

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Heroes Wanted: If You’re an Experienced Administrator Get in Touch

Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced administrators who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our focus is…

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The Land of Two Spinning Wheels

The Land of Two Spinning Wheels

April 11, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

If you ever visit the PEA headquarters in Allerød Denmark don’t be surprised if you spot the odd bicycle or two. We love cycling! It is an exhilarating feeling of freedom to be on a bike on a sunny summer’s day freewheeling down a hill with green fields either side of you. Unfortunately, cycling uphill…

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Selling Guernsey PLC

Selling Guernsey PLC

March 7, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

James Orrick, Managing Director of PEA, explores a necessary shift in the factors to emphasise when selling Guernsey’s financial services offering in 2017. A “flight to quality” is often a response to market uncertainty. The historic promotional messaging about Guernsey’s established financial services offering has often cited this well-used term as a way of summarising…

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Be Like Bowie

Be Like Bowie

March 7, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

2016 was a very sad year for music fans. Some extremely popular names were taken from us during a difficult 12 months, but possibly the most notable of these was David Bowie. In over fifty years, from his very first recordings right through to his last album Blackstar, David Bowie was at the vanguard of…

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New recruits in Guernsey

New recruits in Guernsey

March 1, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

MEET THE TEAM Neive Eker – Junior Administrator Where am I based? Guernsey What areas of my job do I specialise in? I provide lots of support to our team of client relationship managers performing a range of administrative and support office duties, contributing to the smooth and efficient operation of the office. My employment…

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It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

February 3, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

We all know that lasting business relationships just don’t happen overnight. Where is the commercial value in a very short highly explosive burst of activity followed by an extensive and arduous void of idleness? What sense is there for either party in investing time and resources building trust and getting to know each other’s businesses,…

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Meet Zoë

Meet Zoë

January 30, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Zoë Thomas – Client Relationship Manager Where am I based? I am based in Guernsey, and will be celebrating my 10th anniversary with PEA in April 2017. What areas of my job do I specialise in? At PEA we are all multi-taskers with a huge number of skills but I specialise in back office operating…

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Gazing Into the 2017 Crystal Ball

Gazing Into the 2017 Crystal Ball

January 25, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

How we embrace new digital technologies such as fintech and regtech will have a huge impact on the Channel Islands’ fund industry’s performance in 2017 according to PEA’s James Orrick.To find out more and further predictions for the industry over the next 12 months click here.

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Guernsey funds – Fifth Straight Quarter of Growth

Guernsey is enjoying real confidence in the stability and substance of their funds infrastructure according to the Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance following the release of recent statistics by Guernsey Finance. The island’s fund industry has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of growth with figures for 2016 showing the total value of funds in Guernsey increasing…

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6 Crucial Tips on How to Safeguard Against Fraud

Complacency is the fraudster’s friend so here are 6 valuable insights from Charlotte on how to guard against deception. Build fraud prevention into your business risk assessment Fraud risk assessments need to be continual and dynamic so they can be agile enough to change as your risks change. Fraud prevention should be built into your…

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It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Singers and lead guitarists might get the girls, the spotlight and the media attention but without the drummer and the bass player it just won’t rock!! You will probably recognise names like Slash and Axel Rose – the lead guitarist and lead singer of Guns & Roses. But do you know the name of their…

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Regime for Private Investment Funds launched

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has launched its regime for Private Investment Funds following a consultation process. The application Form PIF requests both a licence, under section 4 of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, and for fund registration under section 8 of the Law. Strong corporate governance is ensured through the requirement…

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New Brochure Looks at Growth in Guernsey’s Popularity

Guernsey’s financial services sector has witnessed considerable inward migration of companies, funds and other structures in recent times. Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, has issued a migration brochure which emphasises the jurisdiction’s high standards and expertise. It also covers some of the many examples of businesses who have made…

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Roundtable Held on Guernsey’s Fund Industry

Guernsey Finance recently hosted a roundtable in St Peter Port on Guernsey’s fund industry. The expert panel discussed a number of topics including the island’s connectivity and work/life balance, why BEPS, the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative will not affect Guernsey and why Guernsey is viewed as an exceptional partner for smaller as…

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Why the Nordic Way of Life Should be Embraced by Everyone

PEA has offices in Denmark and Sweden where the culture is open, friendly, efficient, hard-working, collaborative, conscientious, ethical and community-focused – so couldn’t we all learn a thing or two from Scandinavia? Happiest country in the World PEA has offices in both Sweden and Denmark and is very pleased to say that in 2016 Denmark…

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Mille Louise Pedersen’s big swim

Mille Louise Pedersen’s big swim

November 25, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Congratulations to Mille Louise Pedersen from Denmark who swam 4,200 km in 1 hour for her swim school Sigmaswim’s annual competition. Mille, who is 13 years old was sponsored 0.5 DKK per km by PEA and the money raised will go towards funding her participation at a swimming training camp. ‘At PEA it is very…

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The Curious Role of the Cycling Domestique

There is no “I” in “team” – you will recognise this motivational saying often posted on office noticeboards and sport’s locker rooms. The sentiment, of course, is that the team is more important than the individual and a classic working example is in cycling. Professional cyclist’s spend a lot of time and effort pushing aside…

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PEA expands Swedish team!

PEA expands Swedish team!

September 12, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

PEA is pleased to announce three new appointments in our Stockholm office: Ingela Skoglund – Office Manager Ingela joins us with a background in finance and office management roles. Ingela’s new role will be to assist the team in organising their client relationships to ensure that the office is run in an efficient and smooth…

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PEA Sponsors triathlete success!

PEA Sponsors triathlete success!

September 7, 2016 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

PEA is delighted to sponsor Danish triathlete Frederik Holm Wester. Frederik has had an incredibly good season. His most recent success is competing in a triathlon comprising a 375m open air swim, 10km cycle and a 2.5km run. Frederik managed this in a time of 37.04 earning him a bronze medal in the under 17…

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Private equity post Brexit

James Orrick, Managing Director of PEA in Guernsey, shares his views on the implications of Brexit on private equity in Guernsey. Guernsey has a thriving private equity (“PE”) sector with many resident European PE groups.  How will the UK decision impact upon the general PE workflows that we see here? Brexit and future European elections…

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PEA sponsors power boating success in Norway

Guernsey based Team Slayer travelled to Tvedestrand in Norway to compete in the UIM Class 3A World Championships. With 13 boats entering and competitors mainly from the Nordic region, 3 races were held over 4 days. The team won their first race in extremely rough conditions and in race two they came second. In the final race…

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PEA Group conference in Guernsey

Employees from PEA gather for three-day annual conference hosted by the Guernsey office, collaborating on future growth plans and developing know-how.

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New appointment at PEA

New appointment at PEA

March 7, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators (Sweden) AB (PEA) has appointed Amanda Ekman as Managing Director of the Swedish office. Amanda joins PEA with extensive experience of the CFO function in a variety of venture capital and private equity funds, and more recently as financial manager at Permian. In her new role, Amanda will take a leading managerial…

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Creandum announces the closing of €180 million for their fourth fund

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) is delighted to announce the launch of Creandum IV, L.P. having raised €180 million within a very short fund raising timeframe. The strong support from existing investors combined with significant interest from new investors caused the fund to be oversubscribed and the fund reached the hard cap in one first…

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New appointment at PEA

New appointment at PEA

December 14, 2015 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) has appointed Marcus Allen, a former assistant manager at IPES, to take a leading managerial role and to further support its growing client relationship team. In his new role, Marcus will be responsible for the operational oversight of all fund administration processes in the Guernsey office as well as providing…

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PEA is recruiting!

PEA is recruiting!

October 12, 2015 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced senior administrators and fund accountants who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) provides you with a download on the 2015 Compliance Trends Survey

In a joint effort between Deloitte and Compliance Weekly, the survey aims to gauge the industries’ views on 4 broad compliance categories: resourcing the compliance department responsibilities and activities of the compliance operation compliance risks within the extended organisation; and the use of technology.   The results of the survey have provided answers to the…

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Waterland Private Equity Investments announces the closing of €1.55 billion for their sixth fund (“WPEF VI”)

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) is delighted to announce the launch of Waterland Private Equity Fund VI having raised €1.55 billion after just three months of fund raising. The strong support of existing investors combined with significant interest from new investors, caused the fund to be oversubscribed. Waterland led by Chairman Rob Thielen has been…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) just loves Guy Hands and his clear uncluttered view on the industry…

As SuperReturn in Berlin nears its close we share with you a very clear message from our much respected resident local PE guru, Guy Hands, Chairman & CIO of Terra Firma.  ‘It’s all about going Back to the Future.’ Guy believes that smaller private equity firms will return to the original model in the seventies…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks, what is the right solution to the GP/LP communication problem

In this series of blogs we are looking at transparency in the Private Equity world  and how it can be used to add value. Our last blog highlighted a perceptions rift between GP and LPs in relation to standards of reporting as it is apparent that more and more GPs are struggling to meet LP’s…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks how transparency impacts LP decision making

In Q4 2014 PEA launched their new portal, designed and delivered to meet the needs of our customers and specifically to help our fund managers improve communication and deliver greater transparency to both their investors and their wider stakeholder community. This initiative was prompted by our own experience and our desire to deliver timely and…

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Private Equity Administrators are delighted to be officially launching their new investor portal and you don’t even need to be a client to enjoy its functionality!

Having written earlier blogs about the importance of communication and transparency with your clients and investors, PEA wanted to ensure they were giving investment managers the most up to date tools in which to communicate with their stakeholders. Every private equity, real estate and infrastructure manager understands the importance of a continued dialogue with their…

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Operational considerations private equity managers need to be aware of when complying with FATCA
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The FATCA challenge for Private Equity

The FATCA challenge for Private Equity

December 16, 2014 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments
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Private Equity Depositaries launches new website

Private Equity Depositaries (PED), PEA’s new sister organisation offering AIFMD-compliant depositary services to AIF Mangers, is proud to announce the launch of its new website www.peadep.com. The new website is a reflection of what’s important to PED as a company, so the team have been working hard to deliver an informative, functional and content-rich content…

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Private Equity Administrators observes 5 key conclusions on the state of play with Depositary services

During a recent AIFMD Round Table hosted by Dominic Hobson of PE-Connect, industry specialists came together to discuss the impact of the depositary role on the private equity sector. Private Equity Administrators (PEA) took the opportunity to consider their responses and draws the following 5 conclusions: 1       Phased Approach – AIFMD will continue to be a…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) says it’s time to empower and embrace the compliance revolution!

During a keynote speech at the Compliance Week 2014 conference, Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney provided some insight on what an empowered compliance function looks like. He also offered a four-question test that companies should ask themselves to determine the effectiveness of their compliance programs. “Companies that have done well in avoiding…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks are you wide awake and listening to FATCA?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (US FATCA) becomes effective on 1 July 2014 and applies to all Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) inside and outside of the United States. Whether or not you have US source income, all FFIs, wishing to conduct business with participating European institutions need to consider their status and consider it…

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