At a Glance:

Your Latest Technical Update
Responses Required for: Employment and Growth Survey
Monday 13 May 2019: Jersey’s Evolving Relationship with Africa
Thursday 2 May: Fintech Demo Day 2019
You are Invited: Future Connect – Network Like a Host
Final Funds Masterclass
New Appointments in our Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Office
Jersey Finance’s Lisa Springate Appointed as New IOD Jersey Chair
Wednesday 1 May: Are You a Company Director? Update on Your Responsibilities

Technical Update

Your latest Technical Update is now available to view online. March 2019’s edition includes:

  • Feedback Paper on JFSC Consultation Paper No. 10 2018 (Part 1);
  • Our response to the UK Government’s call for evidence on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill;
  • New Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019; and
  • JFSC Updates to AML/CFT Handbook appendices
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Employment and Growth Survey

The first Employment and Growth Survey for 2019 was launched on Monday 1 April and will close on Friday 3 May. Thank you to the firms who have already submitted responses.
We would like to encourage all our Members to complete the survey as it will help us to ensure that key stakeholders understand your resourcing needs. If you have any queries in respect of the survey, please contact Alex Rowse.

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Jersey’s Evolving Relationship with Africa

On Monday 13 May, we will be hosting an event at the Royal Yacht entitled ‘Jersey’s Evolving Relationship with Africa’. Aimed at Members working with the African market, as well as those considering expansion into new territories, this event will feature a comprehensive keynote from Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC, Nigeria. More details on this event, including a full agenda, can be found here.

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Fintech Demo Day 2019

We will be hosting our Fintech Demo Day on Thursday 2 May, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm, at the Radisson Hotel. This event will showcase fintech products and thought leadership trends from on and off-island firms in the areas of artificial intelligence, regulatory technology, and innovation. With spaces filling up fast, we would like to encourage you to book your place as early as possible. More details on this event can be found here.

 

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Future Connect - Network Like a Host

Looking to brush up on your networking skills? New to the industry? Want to make a good first impression? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this event is just for you.

We are delighted to invite you to a networking event, entitled ‘Network Like a Host’. The event will take place on Thursday 16 May, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, at the Jersey Maritime Museum. For more information, click here.

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Funds Masterclass

We will be holding the final in our three-part London funds masterclass series, this time looking at tax and Brexit, with a focus on capital gains tax (CGT) and real estate investment, on Tuesday 30 April.
Speakers include partners Ben Robins, from Mourant, and Kate Binedell, from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). The event, taking place from 8.00 am to 9.45 am at the distinguished Connaught hotel in Mayfair, also includes a networking breakfast. Booking is open now.

Please note that due to space restrictions at the venue, numbers are limited to one attendee per Member firm.

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Our Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Office

To meet the growing opportunities in the Middle East, we are delighted to announce and introduce Mihaela (Ella) Cornelia Moldoveanu  –  GCC Markets and Faizal Bhana – Middle East & Africa as our two new colleagues to Jersey Finance’s recently established DIFC office.
Ella joined us on 14 April and Faizal joins on 30 June.

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Appointed as New IOD Jersey Chair

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Springate, our Head of Technical, has been elected as the new Chair of the Institute of Directors, Jersey. Lisa will succeed Chris Clark at the IoD’s Annual Members’ Meeting on 23 May 2019.

Lisa has been a member of the board of the IoD since 2017. A UK Barrister/Jersey Advocate, as Head of Technical at Jersey Finance, her role is to represent the finance industry’s needs and concerns over legislation, regulation and innovation to enhance its jurisdictional offering.

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Are You a Company Director? Update on Your Responsibilities

Being a director of a company in Jersey comes with some serious responsibilities, so whether you are the owner and director of your business or have agreed to become a director of an existing company, then you need to understand the obligations that you have taken on.

Wendy Lambert, Partner and Head of Commercial Property; Advocate James O’Grady, Corporate and Commercial department; and Solicitor Chris Hendry, all from BCR Law, will present on the key areas you should be focusing on now and in the future. To book your place at this practical session click here.

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