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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Guernsey funds – Year On Year Growth

New figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that the net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island grew by £6.5 billion (2.6%) during the fourth quarter of 2016. This built on the £21.9 billion growth during the first nine months of the year to take the total value…

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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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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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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 (PEA) asks, what can an LP do to limit reputational risk?

Following our series of blogs looking at transparency in the Private Equity world we’d like to talk to you about reputational risk and what that potentially may mean to your LPs. There is always a reason why certain themes start trending across sectors and the Private Equity community is no exception. GP communication is clearly…

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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 all equal, it’s just that some private equity administrators are more equal than others

Looking back over the last six months, PEA has launched its new website, established their brand and set up a sister company, Private Equity Depositaries, to provide depositary services! Not only that, PEA has implemented product development strategies for the enhancement of their client portal, considered AIFMD and FATCA reporting, established innovation panels, worked with…

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