Figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that, at the end of September 2015, the net asset value of all funds under management and administration in the Island stood at £224.8 billion.
I've written a number of full-length novels, which are in what the publishing industry cutely refers to as the pre-published stage.
Gross Encounters is a laugh-out-loud raucous account of the time my friends and I spent as a young student working in a haunted hotel in a small town in the Swiss Alps (i.e. Wengen in the Bernese Oberland).
00 Scale follows the adventures of a tongue-tied easily embarrassed mid-teenager struggling to cope with the primeval urge to find a girlfriend while fighting to win a Subbuteo table football league championship.
Cave Cenam is a mid-life crisis rite of passage novel, in which the central character and his friend set out to arrange a fantasy dinner with their long-lost childhood sweethearts, with life-changing results.
Two Dead Men Got Up To Fight: an EHD novel, is the story of a unique detective partnership, forged to solve a unique case, re-opened when a murder victim from 25 years earlier is found dead.
Hot Metal, Cold Heart follows this partnership as they try to solve the mystery surrounding a string of fantastic murders in the world of international journalism.
CTM remains something of a work in progress, but tells the story of how two people find themselves growing closer together, and achieving happiness together against the odds, when they join a speaking club that is in fact a front for the largest singles organisation in Britain.
And I've just started preliminary work on That Was Then, This Is Now. This tale of thwarted love begins with the arrival of an email in 2011, the dateline of which shows it was sent in the spring of 1972.
If you'd like to read one or two sample chapters, let me know. And if you want to read the rest we can work out a suitable financial arrangement.
I have also edited a book by a long-standing friend, Richard Meredith, a business journalist turned traveller and adventurer in his middle age.
Richard had the insane idea of driving a family car, a Daewoo Kalos, affectionately known as the Green Goddes (GG) from the home of the manufacturer in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, to its spiritual home in South Korea, Seoul. Accompanying him throughout was his co-driver, affectionately known as The Kid.
If you like the sample that follows of the resulting book, which contains hair-raising, thought-provoking and stomach-churning episodes in Afghanistan, India and on the high seas, is called Which Way Next? you can order the full volume from:
Images of Sport: Airdrieonians Football Club, from Tempus Publishing Ltd, is available to order via Amazon.co.uk. "A snip at just GBP11.99, and an ideal Christmas or birthday present for football followers, and social and fashion historians.
Airdrieonians FC, long known to their fans and others as The Diamonds, has a unique place in Scottish football history.
Formed a decade earlier than Glasgow Celtic, Airdrieonians made their reputation locally in 1885 by winning a charity football tournament run by the local cricket club. The following year Airdrieonians furthered that reputation nationally by inflicting a humiliating 10-2 defeat upon Glasgow Rangers, that club's worst known loss on its own ground.