One of the prime goals of GIFA is to maintain and expand the expertise of those working in the Fund industry in Guernsey. GIFA works closely with the schools, higher education and accredited providers of courses leading to professional qualifications to support and encourage anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Fund industry.

In addition, GIFA supplements these efforts by ensuring industry participants as well as those involved indirectly such as politicians, lawyers and accountants are kept abreast with developments in the Fund industry through the GIFA Academy and the Directors’ Forum.


Depending on the route you take into the fund industry, and what position, there are many qualifications to be gained. A route map of the industry and qualifications you can gain can be found here.


The GIFA Academy was established to provide a source of information and education to individuals working within the fund sector in Guernsey who may not have access to other events arranged by industry associations and private enterprises, which tend to be predominantly aimed at senior managers and directors. Regular events are organised by GIFA throughout the year. GIFA Academy events can be found here.

The Academy Event Series is generously sponsored by Ogier

Ogier Guernsey law firm

Within your role in the fund industry, your employer will likely encourage you to undertake training programmes and gain additional qualifications. This is vital to ensuring that Guernsey’s Fund Industry maintains its excellent reputation.

Directors’ Forum

There is an important and thriving community of directors and non-executive directors based in Guernsey engaged with the Fund industry. It is vitally important that the director community keep abreast with developments and the forum allows GIFA to get directors together to hear and have the opportunity to discuss topical items. we aim to hold approximately 3 events per year for directors. GIFA Director’s Forum events can be found here.

Investment Challenge

The Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the GIFA Schools Investment Challenge for the academic year 2023/24. This competitive stock-picking investment challenge opened to all Guernsey students in years 10-13 and will begin on 1st October 2023, running until 31st March 2024. This year, the program has been structured into two age categories: years 10 & 11 and years 12 & 13, aiming to foster broader participation and interest in investing among upper-year students. We are delighted to have 102 teams competing from 6 secondary schools. For further information the Press Release can be found here. Any questions can be sent to [email protected]