Romesh Ranganathan to provide entertainment at JFA dinner

February 5, 2015

The Jersey Funds Association (JFA) will welcome comedian Romesh Ranganathan as the guest speaker at their annual dinner this April.

Romesh, who is a maths teacher, turned rap artist, turned stand-up comedian and self-declared “tubby, vegan, sociopath,” will be the guest speaker at the dinner, which will take place on Friday 17th April at the Royal Jersey Showground and for which the main sponsor is JP Morgan.

An acclaimed stand up and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Romesh has written for Stand Up for the Week, toured with Sean Walsh, supported Ricky Gervais, and starred on Russell Howard’s ‘Good News.’  The Guardian has also called Romesh “an equal opportunities misanthrope”.

Expected to be attended by more than 400 fund professionals, the black tie event, whose silver sponsors include BNP Paribas Securities Services, Moore, Mourant Ozannes, and Ogier, aims to be a celebration of success within Jersey’s funds industry over the past twelve months. The event starts at 6.45pm with a champagne reception, sponsored by Carey Olsen, and there will also be musical entertainment provided by a local band both during and after the dinner.

Ben Robins, Chairman of the Jersey Funds Association, commented:

“The JFA annual dinner is a fantastic way to reflect on and celebrate the success of the funds industry in Jersey and recognise the professionals who contribute so much to the island’s industry throughout the year. The past twelve months have been particularly significant. Whilst we have witnessed a transition into a new era of regulation in Europe, Jersey has responded well with our fund formation rate at its highest level since 2008, values of assets under administration rising right across the alternative asset classes and there being a clear trend towards greater fund management substance in the Island.

“With that in mind, our dinner this year should be an extremely upbeat one, and I’m delighted that Ramesh will be our guest speaker 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.”

Tickets for the event are £75 per person and tables can be booked by emailing Caroline Harrington at