Newsletter - May 2017

Executive Meeting

The Executive Committee, Chaired by Adrian Hogg, met on 18 May 2017 at the Finance Centre. The Executive is currently actively working on reform of the fund’s regime, MIFID II and the small fund manager’s regime. The next Executive meeting will take place on the 15 June 2017. 

Meeting with the GFSC

The next meeting with the GFSC will take place on the 22 June 2017. Please contact GFIA’s Executive Coordinator, Monica Laso, if you have any matters that you would like the GFIA Executive to discuss with the GFSC on your behalf.

Investment Managers Sub-Committee

The Investment Managers Sub-Committee will hold a roundtable meeting on the 2 June 2017 to discuss and share views about MiFID II. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact GFIA’s Executive Coordinator, Monica Laso. Also, Monica Laso is in the process of contacting investment managers and investment dealers to understand their needs and concerns, especially regarding MiFID II.

Fund’s Regime Reform

GFIA’s funds regime reform recommendations were submitted to HM Government of Gibraltar and the GFSC on 8 May 2017. 

GFIA Social Meet Up

GFIA will hold its second Social Meet Up of 2017 on 29 June 2017 at My Wines (Chatham Counterguard). Please come and join us for a drink!

New Website

We are in the process of updating and improving GFIA’s website. The intention is to have more information on the website about events, seminars, notices and such like.  There will also be a ‘reading room’ that will have marketing information that can be used by members as a resource and members will have the opportunity to arrange for relevant articles and reports to be uploaded on the website.  The updated and improved website will be available soon – watch this space!

AEOI Training Seminar

On 24 May 2017, members attended the AEOI (‘Automatic Exchange of Information’) seminar delivered by Sarah Espigares of Grant Thornton. The session was very well attended and very interesting questions were asked. The presentation has been sent to all the attendees. If you were unable to attend and would like to receive a copy of the presentation please contact GFIA’s Executive Coordinator, Monica Laso.

GFIA & Gibraltar House in London

On 24 May 2017 GFIA announced the partnership with the Government of Gibraltar to provide the facility of monthly meetings at Gibraltar House in London to promote Gibraltar investment business products and services to clients and potential clients.  As a member of GFIA, you can benefit from this marketing opportunity that will be offered from June 2017 onwards. 

Further details in respect of this marketing opportunity will be sent to you shortly.  If you are interested please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership fees

Membership fees for the year ended 31 December 2017 are now due. A big thank you for all those GFIA members who have renewed their membership and for your continuing support.


‘Fund’ raising event for local charities

In the spirit of changing times the GFIA Executive have decided that the annual gala dinner will not be held this year and instead GFIA will hold an Oktoberfest and not only will it be an Oktoberfest for GFIA’s beer swilling aficionados it will be a ‘fund’ raising event for local charities…..

Each member of the Executive Committee will choose a local charity and all the profits from the event will be donated to the chosen charities. 

There will be beer and drinks from different countries, a band, a raffle, German food and much more…..

So brush off your dirndl and lederhosen and SAVE THE DATE (7 October 2017 at the Grand Bastion). More information in respect of tickets and the event will be provided shortly.

Social Media

GFIA is back on twitter! Follow us @GFIAGibraltar to be informed about activities and events.

Member’s Area

Please feel free to send us any piece of news/articles you want to share with the members. 




Date: 30 June 2017

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am (breakfast included)

Venue: Sunborn Hotel

TRAINING – 7th June 2017

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Training Update Video

Date 7 June 2017

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Finance Centre

*** No Fee ***

TRAINING – 23rd June 2017

Valuation of Financial Instruments

Date: 23 June 2017

Time: 9:30am to 11:00am

Venue: Finance Centre

*** No Fee **