Jersey funds industry success to be celebrated at JFA Annual Dinner

April 3, 2019

The ongoing success of Jersey’s funds industry, which registered a record £320bn in assets under administration at the end of 2018, is set to be marked at this year’s Jersey Funds Association (JFA) Annual Dinner next month.

Taking place on Friday 3 May at the Royal Jersey Showground, the black-tie event aims to be a celebration of success for Jersey’s funds industry over the past twelve months. Expected to be attended by more than 400 funds professionals, the event’s gold sponsor is Mourant whilst silver sponsors are BNP Paribas Securities Services, Moore, Ogier, PraxisIFM and PwC.

The event starts at 6.45pm with a champagne reception, sponsored by Carey Olsen.

Guest speaker for the dinner this year will be ventriloquist Nina Conti who has wowed audiences all over the world, from Las Vegas to Melbourne to the Edinburgh Festival.  She will be joined by her regular sidekick Monkey, with other characters including poetry-writing Owl, Scottish grandmother Granny, loud-mouthed New Yorker Lydia and possibly a member of the audience also likely to make an appearance.

There will also be musical entertainment provided by a local band both during and after the dinner.

Mike Byrne, Chairman of the JFA, said:

“Despite the political uncertainty in Europe over recent years, 2018 was actually a good year for Jersey’s funds industry. We achieved record levels of fund servicing business, stellar growth in alternatives, big-ticket fund launches and rising numbers of managers choosing Jersey to bring their funds to market. Our annual dinner is a fantastic way to reflect on and celebrate that success and recognise the professionals who contribute so much to the island’s industry.
“I’m delighted that Nina will provide our entertainment at what should be an extremely enjoyable evening. The dinner has always been popular so I encourage those wanting to attend to book tickets in advance.”

Tables can be booked for either 10 or 12 people and tickets are £85 per person.  To make a booking please contact JFA Executive Secretary Caroline Harrington at