Banking

Commission clarifies boundaries of Custodians’ duties

The Commission has published new guidance aimed at providing clarification about Designated Custodians’ duties and the standards of conduct that are expected of them when they act for Open-Ended Collective Investment Schemes. Designated Custodian should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the underlying assets of the scheme in order to mitigate the risk of the […]

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Changes to how the Commission distributes Annual Fee Invoices to Licensees and Registrants

The Commission is changing the way it distributes its annual license fee invoices, starting with the 2021 fees. Email addresses for all regulated and registered entities have been prepared and if you wish to check which email address the Commission holds for your firm please contact accounts@gfsc.gg. The Commission will no longer be distributing annual

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LIBOR Transition

International supervisory bodies have reaffirmed plans to transition away from LIBOR to alternative reference rates (for example; SONIA or SOFR) and, advise that firms should assume that LIBOR will no longer be published beyond the end of 2021. Provisions to transition to alternative rates should be made well in advance of this date. Guernsey regulated

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Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing

The Commission has issued in final form, the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (“the Handbook”) The Commission has made amendments, to the Handbook, in order to take into account the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s National Risk Assessment (“NRA”) on money laundering (“ML”) and the financing of terrorism (“FT”) which was published in

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