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A vast continent with huge potential, we’re proud to support Africa’s growing economy to bring stability and a clear path to a prosperous future.

Jersey Finance

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In brief Jersey Finance plays an increasingly vital role in working with and supporting the wealth management strategies of African private clients.

Together, we provide secure platforms that support future outbound African investment and encourage institutional investors to put their capital to work, through Jersey’s leading international finance centre.

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We work with a whole range of national and international financial services firms based in Jersey. Browse our business directory for more information, or to search for a specific organisation.

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Jersey’s Relationship with Africa
Jersey’s relationship with Africa is broad, deep, and based on shared interests. Over many decades, Jersey has built strong connections with Africa by supporting both inbound and outbound investment for private and institutional investors.
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Our work with Africa:
  • Recent enhancements to Jersey’s charities law mean we can support philanthropic initiatives, both now and in the future
  • We’re developing new opportunities for Jersey firms in Africa and are continually fostering new relationships by attending, sponsoring or hosting multiple events throughout the continent, for the benefit of our Africa-focussed Member Firms
  • Jersey’s excellent relations with the City of London mean we’re able to offer a variety of structuring solutions to UK/Africa investment(s)
  • The Jersey authorities have sought to engage with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and other international bodies on how we can support developing countries to enhance their revenue, raising capacity and tackling issues of financial crime
  • Jersey has developed a significant tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) network with various jurisdictions including South Africa and Kenya. View the overall position of Jersey on the signing and negotiating of tax agreements
  • The Jersey Financial Services Commission (Jersey’s regulator) has agreed a memorandum of understanding with the Bank Supervision Department of the South African Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board of the Republic of South Africa
Africa Factsheets ›

Keep up to date on the latest developments with our Africa-related factsheets.

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IFC Expertise Increasingly Vital in Supporting South Africa Ambitions
In the April 2020 issue of Africa Global Funds, our Global Head of Business Development Allan Wood explains how IFCs such as Jersey will have the potential to play an increasingly vital role in sourcing overseas capital securely and efficiently to ensure Africa can achieve its future aspirations.
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Jersey’s Value to Africa
Jersey Finance has commissioned respected independent research firm, Capital Economics, to identify what contribution Jersey can make to Africa and whether international finance centres can be a catalyst for growth in developing countries.
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South Africa’s Jersey Connectivity

Watch our video to find out more about Jersey’s strong relationship with South Africa.

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Working together
Community of interest group Join our Africa Community of Interest Group ›

Our business development directors provide bi-annual updates on Africa business development activities, events, visits and other marketing activities to our Community of Interest (CofI) Group, which comprises of members of Jersey Finance who are focussed on doing business in Africa.

To find out more about working together and joining this group, please contact: jersey@jerseyfinance.je

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