Capital Markets

Jersey is the jurisdiction of choice for corporate entities seeking to list – with the greatest number of FTSE 100 companies registered outside of the UK, being registered in Jersey.

Built upon key strengths of political and economic stability, a mature and respected legal and regulatory system, tax neutrality and a flexible corporate law regime, Jersey has been attracting deposits and investments from institutions and private clients across the world for fifty years.

 

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Listing in London through Jersey

Companies choosing to incorporate on Jersey come from countries such as Russia, where companies admire the strong rule of law on the island, and India, where listing in London through Jersey is seen as attractive for sectors such as Cleantech and Renewable Energy.

 

Insurance

Jersey was the first international finance centre to pass legislation in 2006 to introduce the concept of an incorporated cell company alongside an enhanced version of the traditional protected cell company.  As well as cell companies, Jersey can also offer ‘pure’ captive insurance companies for more traditional  self-insurance arrangements for larger entities.

 

Bespoke products and services

Leading lawyers, accountants, bankers and other professionals within the largest workforce of any offshore finance centre, harness their skills to create sophisticated lending packages, structured finance vehicles and other bespoke products to support international capital markets activity and institutional funding.  Major banking groups in Jersey provide global custody, treasury and money market services, as well as credit and cash management services to the trust and fund industries.

There has been notable growth in securitisation and repackaging transactions and Jersey is acknowledged as one of the most important European centres for establishing employee share plans.

 

Flexible and modern company law

New regulations implemented in 2011 have simplified the process for mergers between Jersey companies and foreign ones, whilst approval for Jersey companies to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2009 has also widened Jersey’s appeal for corporate work.

Furthermore, Jersey’s capabilities and experience in structured finance vehicles and other bespoke products to support international capital markets activity, and the jurisdiction’s partnership with the City of London, allows Jersey to be used as an offshore renminbi centre for renminbi bonds issuance using Jersey vehicles.

 

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange

The CISE provides a responsive and innovative listing facility for international companies to raise capital from investors based around the globe. It offers a convenient and cost-effective service for listing a wide range of products, including trading companies, specialist debt and investment vehicles. As at 31 December 2015, there were 2,173 listings with a market capitalisation of £357 billion. 

 

Experience and Expertise

Jersey has developed specialist expertise in supporting complex cross-border capital markets transactions structured by the world’s leading investment banks and professional services firms. In this regard, Jersey is recognised by many finance professionals as the preferred offshore partner to the City of London

 

 

Key Facts
  • Jersey Listed Companies on Global Exchanges held a total combined market capitalisation of £220 billion*
 
  • Jersey has 98 companies* listed on global stock exchanges from the LSE thought to NASDAQ
 
  • Jersey has the greatest number of FTSE 100 companies* registered outside the UK
 
  • The Channel Islands Securities Exchange has achieved 2,173 securities on its official List**

*Statistic correct as at October 2016

**Statistic correct as at December 2015