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This issue October/November 2011: Contents Contributors Business


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


16 GUERNSEY FOUNDATIONS How the island hopes to benefit from a new


KIRSTEN MOREL Our regular technology writer Kirsten dips his toe into totally different waters in this issue and takes a look at what the future has in store for the fishing industry in the Channel Islands.


financial offering


38 VENTURE CAPITAL How EU legislation could help preserve the


future of the VC funds industry


42 PHILANTHROPY If you’ve ever wanted to become a


philanthropist, here’s where to start


20 EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS Are they really the ‘magic elixir’ that some


LIZ SALECKA Our European Editor Liz picks apart the upcoming US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and highlights the implications for financial businesses in Jersey and Guernsey.


investors make them out to be?


24 ISRAEL A nation steeped in history has become


a technological leader, and Jersey is well positioned to profit from this


45 WOMEN IN BUSINESS Will the Davies Report really change the gender


balance of company Boards?


48 INVESTING IN WINE Knowing a fine Bordeaux from a vin de table


is just the start…


52 FISHING The Channel Islands’


waters have a rich history, but what does the future hold for their fisheries?


DAVE WALLER With the signing of a bold, new agreement, Jersey will soon be forging close business links with Israel. Regular contributor Dave explores just what opportunities this could bring.


30 INTERVIEW Zef Eisenberg, CEO of Maxicorp, looks towards


an exciting future


34 FATCA New legislation in the US could have an effect


on Channel Islands business


REBECCA GIBB We all love a glass of two of the old vino, but have you ever thought about it as a serious alternative investment? Award-winning wine writer Rebecca runs you through the basics.


4 businesslife.co October/November 2011 Life


In our lifestyle section, we leap into the unknown at some of the world’s most amazing diving sites, check out this year’s must-have skiing kit, go back to the future with modern takes on retro cars, adorn ourselves with the latest jewellery, and take Time Out with Deutsche Bank’s Andreas Tautscher.


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