Category: Articles

Gibraltar as the Gateway to Europe for Singapore and Hong Kong

By Joey Garcia, a Financial Services Partner at ISOLAS and Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (GFIA) A strong Gibraltar delegation returned from a short but intense mission to both Singapore and Hong Kong in July. The exercise…

The changing face of insurance in Gibraltar

The insurance industry in Gibraltar has grown rapidly in recent years and is now entering its period of maturing adolescence, where it starts to discover some of the more difficult aspects of life as well as attractive opportunities that exist…

AIFMD – Two years on

Adrian Hogg is a director of Grant Thornton (Gibraltar). He is a former GFIA chairman, a member of the FSC’s Funds Panel and a specialist in investment business with over 15 years experience involving various investment business structures in Gibraltar…

Overseas Office

EU uncertainty tempers overseas economic successes 2014 proved to be a significant year for expansion of Gibraltar’s overseas representation politically and for business development, but this year is likely to play an even more critical role James Lasry, Chairman of…

Insurance Industry

Change, Challenges and Opportunities for the Gibraltar Insurance Industry By Derren Vincent, Executive Director, Willis Management (Gibraltar) Limited As part of the preparatory  phase for the new  ‘Solvency II’ regulatory regime effective on 1st January 2016, insurers were required to…

Gibraltar: the Key to Europe

Gibraltar: the Key to Europe for US and Asian Fund Managers By James Lasry, Vice Chairman of GFIA and President of the Gibraltar American Chamber of Commerce The advent of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD or the Directive)…

Listing on GSX, Gibraltar’s new exchange

By Joey Garcia, a Financial Services Partner at ISOLAS and Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (GFIA). He was the advisor to GSX Limited through its authorisation process With Listing Members now signed up and approved, and listing…

Searching for “a more cost-effective” telco provision

Gibraltar government is working to make telecommunications for the jurisdiction’s expanding bandwidth hungry eGaming and financial services customers more price competitive, it has emerged. For some time, the expanding remote gambling sector, in particular, has complained that charges for telco…

The cyber threat to banking

Christian Garcia is the President of the Gibraltar Bankers’ Association and also the Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Lombard Odier & Cie, Gibraltar Everything seems to indicate that going forward, the financial sector will continue to be challenged by…

Gibraltar As Gateway To Europe For Fund Managers – Large and Small

By Richard Bowry, Senior Associate at Hassans The transitional period for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) expired on 22 July 2014 and accordingly the non-UCITS funds industry in Europe is now governed by AIFMD. Gibraltar, as a member…