Guernsey Office

Guernsey

Why Guernsey?

Guernsey offers fund managers and promoters unsurpassed market access, with their funds being promoted or sponsored in more than 55 jurisdictions across the world. In fact, Guernsey’s regulatory infrastructure was intentionally developed to grant investors and investment managers the freedom to distribute their Guernsey-domiciled funds into both EU and non-EU countries. And with its advantageous geographic location nestled between US and Asian time zones, investment managers and investors in Guernsey are directly benefitting.

As the creators of the “protected cell company” over 20 years ago and, more recently, the “Private Investment Fund” (PIF), the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has continuously demonstrated its deep understanding of investors’ needs. When considering this proactive approach to regulation, coupled with tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) with 60 jurisdictions and tax treaties with 13, it quickly becomes evident why Guernsey has evolved into one of the world’s leading domiciles for private equity funds.

 

Alter Domus Guernsey

When we opened our office in 2009, we understood that Guernsey’s alternative investment fund industry was on the rise. What we didn’t yet know was what the future had in store for our organization and our clients. We are now proud to be one of the largest fund administrators in Guernsey by assets under administration.

We attribute our rapid growth to our flexibility, commitment, and ambition. Not only do we support the closed-ended funds of two of Guernsey’s largest promoters, but we also focus equally on assisting smaller relationships such as managers launching their very first fund. This “bigger picture” perspective has helped us to build successful, long-lasting relationships. With the opportunities for cross-border expansion that Guernsey presents, we have a global network in place to ensure we can service our clients wherever they go.

Today, our clients span infrastructure, real estate, private equity, and debt asset classes. Because of this level of diversity, we’ve created dedicated teams with genuine investment class experience. While these clients continue to utilize Guernsey’s private placement rule for distribution within Europe, we’ve also seen significant fundraising from US and Asian investors, often via managed accounts and fund-of-one structures with global investment mandates.

At Alter Domus Guernsey, we strive to continue serving our clients in pragmatic and forward-thinking ways. Whatever change, adaptation, or opportunity presents itself in the future, we will work to ensure our clients can leverage on their opportunities.

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