Chairmans Address

I am delighted to welcome you to Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association.

Together with the Executive Committee, we are dedicated to carrying on the hard work and providing GFIA’s members with a year full of events and progress in what promises to be a busy year of development.

Gibraltar continues to offer a robust framework for funds and investment managers seeking financial services solutions. Whether prospective clients are based in the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA, there are a wide range of solutions available from the Gibraltar. Our website provides an overview of our industry and will be useful to market participants seeking a greater understanding of Gibraltar from a funds and investment managers perspective.

GFIA has embraced Brexit and that opportunities that will arise from leaving the European Union and have acted as a point of liaison for the Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to develop Gibraltar’s funds offering by reforming the private scheme and experienced investor fund regimes along with creating an alternative investment fund regime (the Gibraltar AIF).   

GFIA’s approach will minimise the disruption to Gibraltar’s funds industry that may arise from Brexit and will serve to enhance Gibraltar’s global standing by ensuring that fund products are fit for purpose, competitive and are able to attract new clients to Gibraltar’s funds offering.

GFIA has been at the forefront of financial services innovation and development in Gibraltar and in respect of such we have driven the funds reform, developed a Small AIFM regime and are an active participant in MiFID II implementation.

Gibraltar continues to have one of the most user friendly fund regimes globally, without compromising on the robustness of regulation.  As the only funds jurisdiction to allow for the pre-authorisation launch, we are the jurisdiction with the greatest speed to market for new funds products.

GFIA continues to be positive on the outlook for the development of our industry, and our position as a global funds and investments domicile.

Adrian Hogg

Chairman, Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association