Apex Fund Services Guernsey

Guernsey

Stephen Cuddihee,
Managing Director
Email: stephenc@apex.bm
Tel: +447781115459

Apex Fund Services (Guernsey) limited
3rd Floor, NatWest House
Le Truchot
Guernsey GY1 1WD

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Apex Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited provide fund administration services to a range of fund structures and asset classes in particular Private Equity, Real Estate, Debt and Cleantech Funds.

Guernsey heritage as an investment fund centre stretches back around half a century. This experience means that the Island has built a wealth of expertise and first class infrastructure for the structuring and servicing of investment funds.  This expertise has created a sophisticated and dynamic infrastructure which is based on a pragmatic regulatory environment coupled with a pool of dedicated specialists including lawyers, administrators, custodians and auditors.

Investment funds investment funds in Guernsey can be established using a variety of legal structures including limited liability companies, protected or incorporated cell companies, unit trusts and limited partnerships.

Guernsey has signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements with 37 jurisdictions and the Island is in the process of extending its network of Double Taxation Arrangements.

Guernsey also intend to adopt a dual regime approach to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) which will cater for the distribution of funds into both EU and non-EU countries by introducing a regime that will allow it to continue to service both EU and non-EU business when the AIFMD comes into effect. There will be a full AIFMD equivalent offering for those EU investors and managers who need or choose to take this route. There will also be a continuation of the existing regime for those who fall outside the scope of AIFMD (non-EU business); and the maintenance of the same, if slightly amended, process for those who are able to take advantage of National Private Placement (NPP) regimes.

Guernsey and Private Equity Funds

Guernsey has built up a strong global reputation for excellence in the administration of private equity funds.  The growth of Guernsey’s private equity industry can be put down to a range of attractive factors such as the expertise provided by Guernsey administrators and custodians and the availability of flexible investment vehicles.

In addition Guernsey has also developed a competitive tax environment the use of, for example, a Guernsey Limited Partnership, allows a fund manager to operate a fund which is tax transparent, passing gains and income through the Guernsey fund so that tax on gains is paid by the investors in their home jurisdictions

Guernsey and Property Funds

Guernsey service providers have considerable experience service property funds and structures as they have been servicing property funds and structures since the early 1980s when property funds were in their infancy this track record is a strong credential for fund promoters looking for a jurisdiction where property works.

In addition due to the property expertise Guernsey has built over the years it is able to provide debt restructuring services to property funds this provides an extra layer of comfort for property fund managers.

Guernsey and Alternative Asset Funds (clean tech, forestry etc)

Guernsey is also developing a reputation in the alternative asset space as result of the expertise of a range of providers who are able to service all types of funds, from the vanilla right through to the esoteric.

One of Guernsey’s greatest strengths in this space is the ability for Guernsey alternative asset funds to list on the Channel Islands stock Exchange (CISX) (which has more than 4,500 securities listed), Euronext Amsterdam, the exchanges in Frankfurt, Toronto and Australia, as well as the London Stock Exchange (LSE), amongst others.

About Apex Fund Services

Apex Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to provide fund administration services to Collective Investment Schemes including Private Equity, Real Estate, Debt and Alternative Asset (clean tech forestry etc) Funds.

Apex Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited is part of the Apex Funds Group (Apex) which has more than $24 billion under administration, more than 400 clients and over 320 employees in 33 offices across 26 countries;

Apex has more people doing real accounting work in more places than any other administrator and its core strategy of “global reach, local service” is underpinned by a sophisticated cloud-based technology platform, which means it can operate seamlessly across borders;

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