An established legal system and expert workforce combined with political and economic stability and a robust regulatory framework help support Jersey’s reputation as a world leader in international finance.
Jersey’s efforts in building this reputation as a leading IFC are endorsed by independent bodies and institutions of the highest standards.
Jersey’s reputation as a well-regulated financial centre of excellence stems from the jurisdiction’s ongoing commitment and early adoption of the highest global standards of regulation.
Our forward-thinking, pragmatic approach to financial services has been recognised by independent assessments from some of the world’s leading bodies, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) report on ‘Best Practices on Beneficial Ownership for Legal Persons’, highlights Jersey as an example of best practice.
Jersey was rated compliant, or largely compliant, in 48 out of the 49 assessment areas. This placed it clearly in the top tier of jurisdictions that were assessed under the same criteria.
In 2017, Jersey was given the highest possible rating by the international body responsible for assessing jurisdictions’ compliance with global standards on tax transparency and information exchange.
Jersey has won a suite of awards for Best International Finance Centre of the Year at the Citywealth International Finance Centre Awards; the WealthBriefing Asia, European and MENA Awards; and the International Investment Awards
The positive role of Jersey’s finance industry on-island
Jersey’s finance industry and its workers are proud to be part of Island life, supporting the economy and Islanders in building a prosperous future:
- Providing jobs and opportunities for Islanders, young and old
- Helping build a stronger economy for the whole community
- Creating jobs and supporting local businesses
- Working within the community on local CSR initiatives
- Making sure that Jersey’s interests are at the heart of what we do
A report by Oxford Economics illustrates the positive role the finance industry plays in our community. View the key findings here.
Jersey’s reputation in the UK
Jersey’s tax neutrality, range of wealth management and investment vehicles, renowned legal system and highly skilled workforce supports Jersey’s position as an IFC of excellence for fund structuring, private wealth management, listings and banking for international business. Please contact our UK Director, Robert Moore.
Jersey’s reputation in Europe
We remain a favourable jurisdiction for the European markets. Jersey was the first ‘third country’ to offer a fully functional opt-in regime under AIFMD. A Jersey manager can establish different Jersey funds to access the EU through National Private Placement Regimes and the ‘rest of the world’ through business as usual. Please contact our Head of Funds, Elliot Refson, or find out more here.
Jersey’s reputation in North America
Compared with other IFCs used from North America, Jersey offers a breadth of choice and sophistication, with clients attracted by the quality of Jersey’s fund administrators and that of our regulatory framework. Jersey also supports inward and outward foreign direct investment and is the tax neutral jurisdiction of choice for structuring investment into the UK and EU. Please contact our Business Development lead for The Americas, Philip A. Pirecki or find more information here.
Jersey’s reputation in the Gulf region and Middle East
Jersey has been working closely with countries in the Gulf region for many years, with a regional office established in the Dubai International Finance Centre in 2018 and a presence in the UAE since 2011. We remain the IFC of choice for Gulf investors – especially in private wealth, banking and Islamic finance. Please contact either of our Dubai-based Directors, Faizal Bhana or An Kelles to find more information here.
Jersey’s reputation in Africa
With a focus on Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, 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. Working closely with Allan Wood, our Global Head of Business Development, Faizal Bhana looks after the Kenya and Nigeria markets, whereas Dr Rufaro Mucheka covers South Africa. Please contact them or find more information here.
Jersey's relationship with Asia
An economic powerhouse, the opportunities in Asia extend throughout the financial and professional services sector, giving us a clear platform to showcase Jersey, the international finance centre of choice for Asia. Together, we provide expertise and experience in specialist funds and other investment vehicles to support both inward and outward Asia FDI for the infrastructure projects the region undertakes, through Jersey’s leading international finance centre. Please contact our Business Development Consultant – Asia, Maria McDermott, or find more information here.