About Guernsey

A world class international financial centre


NSM is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), which is known for its robust regulation but with a reputation for having an open-door policy and taking an intelligently flexible approach. In addition to overseeing the fiduciary services market (including trust, foundations and corporate services) and the investment funds sector, the GFSC also now regulate the pensions market with a focus on transparency and treating members fairly.

A British Crown Dependency, Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands, situated between England and France. Self-funding and self-regulating, Guernsey has been independent for over 800 years. 

Guernsey is recognized as a jurisdiction of choice for good reason:

  • Best in class regulation
  • Stable and secure
  • Highly experienced (an international financial centre since the mid-1960s)
  • Top credit rating (S&P AA)
  • #1 in fighting financial crime (highest MONEYVAL 2016 rating)
  • Tax neutral
  • Respectful of privacy