Global Vision, Local Wisdom


Life expectancy: An international view

Richard Wright

In the quarter 2 2018 edition of Bandwagon we noted how the UK has been experiencing a slowdown in mortality improvements since 2011. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) subsequently released the results of an international study, which looked at recent changes in life expectancy. The ONS’s study suggests that the UK’s recent experience is not unique.

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Guernsey Insurance Regulation Changes

Clair Le Poidevin

In April of this year, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) launched a public consultation on a number of proposed changes to insurance regulation in the Bailiwick, in a document entitled “Insurance Regulation Omnibus Consultation Paper”.

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Protecting Scheme Assets

Carl Stanford

Previous articles have highlighted the importance of monitoring investment managers’ performance and carrying out a review of fees to ensure that they represent value for money. However other checks, such as ensuring the correct investment management fees have been invoiced, or that a change in investment strategy has been implemented correctly could be overlooked.

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Channel Island Budgets: Pension changes

Debra Smith

Guernsey and Jersey both released their 2019 budget proposals on 9 October. These will be debated in the relevant States later in the year.

Each island is proposing some changes that will affect pensions, although Guernsey’s list is rather longer than Jersey’s!

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Mind Sports Challenge 2018

BWCI Group

Join us for the 17th Annual Mind Sports Challenge at Elizabeth College this October half term (29th Oct - 2nd Nov). The event is for students in school years 3 - 10. For further details about the event please see the Guernsey Mind Sports Facebook Page, email Jon at or contact Tony Corfe: 07973 516718. Application form is available for download below.

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