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This issue April/May 2011: Contents Contributors Business


08 NEWS A round-up of the latest business news and appointments


KIRSTEN MOREL Could the Channel Islands become the place for companies to do their digital business? IT writer Kirsten looks at what the islands have to offer and the work that yet needs to be done.


16 LAW Is the speed at which laws are put into place


giving one island an advantage over the other?


38 TOURISM Robert Parker in Jersey and Derek Coates in


Guernsey give their views on the future of tourism on the islands


KATIE LE QUESNE The future of tourism on Jersey and Guernsey is a topic that often leads to heated debate. businesslife.co editorial board member Katie gets two industry insiders to share their opinions.


20 TRUSTS How overseeing a trust can become


complicated when the mental health of the settlor is called into question


22 COMMODITIES With commodity prices soaring, just what is the


impact going to be for the man on the street?


42 IT How the Channel Islands’ IT infrastructure


could provide a backbone for a whole new growth market


30 FUNDS Legislation in Europe and the US looks set


to change the funds landscape and the way business is conducted


DAVE WALLER Regular businesslife.co contributor Dave investigates the speed at which laws are put into place in the islands, and questions whether global commodities have reached crisis point.


Life


26 DAME MARY PERKINS The Co-Founder of Specsavers talks about


business success, life in Guernsey and the importance of family


LIZ SALECKA Banking expert Liz examines how legislation in Europe and the US is forcing some funds business to move to different jurisdictions as well as creating new compliance problems.


6 businesslife.co April/May 2011


In our lifestyle section, we take a look at the cycling kit you won’t want to be without, find out just what makes a classic car ‘classic’, go trekking in far-flung regions of Nepal, discover some desirable modern watches, and take Time Out with Tom Hill, Chief Executive of UBS Jersey.


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