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Our Impact Partners are supporting our ESAFON Global Impact Investing conferences

with the objective thatimpact investments become mainstream.

Guernsey has been a leading international finance centre for more than 50 years.

Over that time, the island has built a reputation of excellence across five core sectors – banking, insurance, investment management, investment funds and private wealth services. For example, there are approximately 1,000 funds domiciled or serviced in Guernsey that are valued at more than 271 billion, while its insurance industry, which is renowned for its expertise and innovation in providing risk management solutions, has grown to become the largest captive domicile in Europe and an emerging centre for reinsurance business.

More recently, Guernsey has used this industry-wide expertise to move into the impact investment space. A new cross-sector financial initiative known as Impact Guernsey was launched in 2016 and aims to identify and build business opportunities in the emerging impact investment asset class. Justin Sykes, Chairman of Impact Guernsey, said the group’s launch was ‘an important step towards raising awareness of the global trend toward corporate and individual social responsibility’.

Guernsey is already home to a growing number of impact investment related structures and vehicles. For example, Partners Group created PG Impact Investments in 2015, which is a closed-ended collective investment scheme, investing via impact fund managers as well as directly into social enterprises. Obtala Limited, established in Guernsey with a view to listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), is an AIM and Social Stock Exchange listed agriculture and forestry company, with a mission to become one of East Africa’s largest sustainable food and timber producers. Guernsey is also home to a variety of cleantech funds such as Catalyst Investment Management, targeting investments in clean energy in the MENA region.

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May 15 & 16, 2019

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