Guernsey Protection of Investors and Conduct of Business Training

Course Summary

This course is designed to provide a brief overview of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended (POI Law) and a more detailed overview of The Licensees (conduct of business) Rules 2016, as amended (the COB Rules) and their application to key parties within the finance sector.


The POI Law and COB Rules are pivotal pieces of legislation in the Guernsey market. This course aims to provide an overview of the key areas covered by this important legislation and statutory instrument, through practical case studies and examples.


• Overview of the POI Law

• Overview of the COB Rules

- The Principles

- Corporate Governance and Senior Management Responsibility

- Compliance Arrangements

- Employee Screening and Employee Training

- Accounting Records and Financial Statements

- Conduct of Business

- Record Keeping

- Categorising Clients

- Complaints

- Client Assets

- Contract Notes

- Conflicts of Interest

The training will also include a delegate workshop of a number of practical case studies, determining risks and determining suitable actions.

Course Benefits

Enhanced understanding of the POI Law and COB Rules.

Tutor Profile

Will Morgan is an award winning tutor, a qualified accountant and consultant working with clients in Guernsey, Jersey, Dublin and the UK.

He founded Offshore in 2007 along with partner John Richardson to provide accounting, training and consulting solutions to numerous regulated and commercial clients in a wide variety of industries.

He is an experienced trainer with exceptional practical knowledge of UK, US GAAP and IAS.

Will’s training has been adapted over the years based on the work he has undertaken in the Channel Islands, understanding the practical skills that professionals need, rather than theoretical concepts.

His classes are highly interactive; sometimes amusing and always engaging.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 3
  • Course Cost: £195.00
  • Course Length: 09:00-12:00 (including 15 minute break)

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