Mondaq All Regions - British Virgin Islands: Finance and Banking
Walkers
The Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands announced on 20 March 2017 that it has made an enhancement to its Virtual Integrated Registry and Regulatory General Information Network.
Harneys
On 16 November 2016, the BVI Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) issued Statutory Instrument 69 of 2016 entitled "The Direction Given by the Financial Investigation Agency (Revocation) Order 2016".
Harneys
Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs) are well recognised and widely used corporate vehicles, and the BVI is seeing increasing demand for them in the funds context.
Harneys
Note in particular that penalties frequently apply for late filings and so the registered office should be informed promptly of any notifiable changes to allow the appropriate filing/s to be made.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
We have prepared this Securities and Investment Business Act Compendium as a service to our clients. The principal statute is the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 as amended.
Harneys
Cyprus can offer a solution to international firms and institutions seeking certainty over access to the EU Single Market.
Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") International Tax Authority ("ITA") has issued a set of guidance notes (the "CRS Guidance Notes") to assist in the interpretation of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters ...
Harneys
In an age of increasing transparency, it is vital that you use the incubation period to start preparing for a time when you will need to meet institutional-style demands in terms of your operations.
Bedell Cristin
There are over 465,000 active BVI companies and, given the popularity of such companies, they are often used in secured financing transactions.
Bedell Cristin
There is no requirement or need to obtain any certificate or undertaking to that effect.
Harneys
One of the tired narratives that you regularly hear when discussing sport is why people who throw/kick/catch a ball for a living deserve to be paid such ridiculous sums of money.
Harneys
Funds classified as Exempt Funds under the Investment Funds Act 2006 of Bermuda have until 3 October 2016 to be reclassified as Class A Exempt Funds or Class B Exempt Funds (the New Classes).
Harneys
When our global funds partners decided to meet in the Entertainment Capital of the World, there was a great deal of scepticism from the rest of the firm as to how constructive our collective output from the meetings might be.
Maples and Calder
The Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010, as amended, and its subsidiary legislation, including the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015, provides for the regulation of open-ended mutual funds, among other matters.
Harneys
Whilst you may think that this is more than enough excitement for a bunch of bloggers, we also decided to pop over to Las Vegas earlier this month to take part in a variety of funds industry driven events.
Harneys
Various sections of the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 (the FSC Act) by the Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the Amendments) have been amended and enacted.
Maples and Calder
During the past year we have seen that the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") Financial Services Commission (the "Commission") has become increasingly strict with payment and filing deadline contraventions...
Campbells
The British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") is one of the leading offshore funds jurisdictions, attracting investment managers and investors worldwide.
Harneys
Private Equity Funds and Fund of Funds in China, also known as ‘Sunshine Funds', are growing rapidly. In this guest post, my colleague and Managing Partner of Harneys Shanghai Kristy Calvert explores the reasons behind this trend.
Harneys
Passporting is currently only available for EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) managed by EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).
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Maples and Calder
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") International Tax Authority ("ITA") has issued a set of guidance notes (the "CRS Guidance Notes") to assist in the interpretation of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters ...
Bedell Cristin
There is no requirement or need to obtain any certificate or undertaking to that effect.
Walkers
Whilst completely separate regimes, the CRS imposes similar reporting and other obligations as are required under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or "FATCA" regime.
Maples and Calder
The government of the British Virgin Islands has recently published The Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations 2015 providing for the approval of two new types of investment fund in the jurisdiction, namely the incubator fund and the approved fund.
Maples and Calder
In this guide, Michael Gagie and Matthew Gilbert provide an overview of British Virgin Islands lending and secured finance law. Their contribution formed part of the 3rd edition of the Lending & Secured Finance guide, published in April 2015 and covering law in 46 jurisdictions.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
The British Virgin Islands has a regulatory regime which makes it significantly easier for mid-market private equity and venture capital firms to establish investment managers and advisors in the BVI.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
With a strong desire to attract start up hedge funds and their managers, the BVI Financial Services Commission has introduced new regulations to significantly ease the process to establish incubator funds and approved funds.
Bedell Cristin
There are over 465,000 active BVI companies and, given the popularity of such companies, they are often used in secured financing transactions.
O'Neal Webster
The integrity of tax systems around the world has been challenged for years, stymied by undetected, illegal evasion tactics.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
This article provides a reminder of the impending deadlines and action that is required for those BVI entities that are classified as "Foreign Financial Institutions" for the purposes of FATCA.
Maples and Calder
In this guide, Michael Gagie and Matthew Gilbert provide an overview of lending and secured finance law within the British Virgin Islands.
Harneys
Cyprus can offer a solution to international firms and institutions seeking certainty over access to the EU Single Market.
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