Bringing you live news and features since 2013
Bringing you news, views and analysis since 2013

32367

Guernsey Finance names new Chief Executive

RELATED TOPICS​

Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, has appointed Rupert Pleasant as its new Chief Executive.Pleasant replaces the outgoing Dominic Wheatley in further strengthening the security and stability of Guernsey’s finance sector and acting as an ambassador for the further development of the industry.

 
Pleasant joins from Beauvoir Group, where he was Acting Group Managing Director. He has a strong background in private wealth with nearly 30 years working in the sector both in Guernsey and abroad for firms such as Lloyds Bank, Barclays Wealth, Credit Suisse, Investec and PraxisIFM among others. He has previously worked in Hong Kong and South Africa, two of Guernsey’s finance industry’s key markets.
 
Wheatley, whose scheduled departure was announced in December, is due to leave the role in June.
 
Guernsey Finance Chairman Lyndon Trott says: “Rupert’s considerable international finance and marketing experience will be instrumental in continuing the contribution that the Guernsey Finance team make in promoting the island as a leading finance centre.
 
“This is a key time for Guernsey as we look to innovate and create fresh opportunities to promote the island and the finance industry across current and emerging markets. Rupert is passionate about the island and I am delighted that he has accepted the role of Chief Executive.”
 
Tony Mancini, Chair of the Guernsey International Business Association, also welcomed the appointment.
 
“The finance sector remains the primary driver of growth in the economy of the island, so its promotion is fundamental to Guernsey’s prosperity,” he said. “For this reason, the leadership of the promotional agency is so important. I am therefore delighted that Rupert will be the new Chief Executive. He brings a combination of wide international experience across a number of different sectors and a passion for Guernsey.”
 
Mr Pleasant added that having promoted Guernsey’s financial services industry in a wide variety of jurisdictions across the globe, it was a privilege to have been appointed Guernsey Finance’s new Chief Executive.
 
“We live in challenging but also exciting times, and Guernsey is in an enviable position offering innovation, substance, stability, security and expertise,” he says. “However, we cannot rest on our laurels and so we need to work hard to both maintain and enhance our reputation on the international stage and so I look forward to leading the excellent team at Guernsey Finance into new territory over the coming years.”
 

Latest News

MainStreet Partners has released its latest quarterly GSS Bonds report “Summer Edition”. This edition of..
Pension and insurance firms have backed a public-private blended finance model to help navigate investment..
MSCI has announced the launch of MSCI Private Capital Indexes, writing that with growing investor..

Related Articles

Global equities will lose 40 per cent of their value if the world does not accelerate its decarbonisation efforts, new research reveals...
Global equities will lose 40 per cent of their value if the world does not accelerate its decarbonisation efforts, new..
Rod Ringrow, Invesco
Geopolitical tension has surpassed inflation as the primary concern of sovereign investors and is prompting greater interest in allocating to emerging markets, according to the twelfth annual Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study...
Geopolitical tension has surpassed inflation as the primary concern of sovereign investors and is prompting greater interest in allocating to..
Green energy
2024 has been the strongest ever year for green bond sales, with deals topping USD356 billion in the first six months, according to research from Bloomberg...
2024 has been the strongest ever year for green bond sales, with deals topping USD356 billion in the first six..
infrastructure headline
The new Labour government has launched a GBP7.3 billion National Wealth Fund which will target private capital to support the UK’s growth ambitions...
The new Labour government has launched a GBP7.3 billion National Wealth Fund which will target private capital to support the..
Subscribe to the Institutional Asset Manager newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by