BVI Hedge Fund Services 2011

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Articles

Simon Schilder, partner, Ogier

BVI fund sector’s virtues come into focus

By Simon Gray - The outlook for the fund industry in the British Virgin Islands continues to brighten thanks to increasing investor confidence and reassurance that offshore funds are now unlikely to be shut out of European markets, as once seemed possible. However, BVI-based professionals believe that longer-term prospects might be improved by attracting a broader base of service providers to Tortola. »


Ross Munro, partner and head of BVI investment funds and regulatory, Harney, Westwood & Riegels

Winding up funds in the BVI

By Ross Munro - Various recent cases have highlighted issues relating to the winding up of funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and the right or otherwise of investors to demand that control over the process be taken away from the directors and the funds’ managers and given to court-appointed liquidators. They also reflect apparent differences between the approach taken by courts in the BVI and those in the Cayman Islands. »


Derek Adler, director, Ifina

Competing in the global marketplace

By Derek Adler - Despite the downturn in the international fund industry stemming from the recent financial crisis, all the indications are that the British Virgin Islands have weathered the storm as well as if not better than its main competitor jurisdictions. In addition, the BVI has benefited from its diversified business model and a range of other successful financial activities including company incorporation and captive insurance. »


Peter O'Connell, managing director, Conifer Fund Services

Opportunity knocks as market comes back to life

By Simon Gray - The outlook for the fund industry in the British Virgin Islands continues to brighten thanks to increasing investor confidence and reassurance that offshore funds are now unlikely to be shut out of European markets, as once seemed possible. However, BVI-based professionals believe that longer-term prospects might be improved by attracting a broader base of service providers to Tortola. »


Peter Todd, director, Drake Fund Advisors and Osiris International Trustees

Facilitating investment in emerging markets

By Peter Todd - The British Virgin Islands has been a leading player in the international fund industry for years thanks to strengths that include a relatively light regulatory touch, but one that is robust enough to stand up to international scrutiny. The introduction last year of new rules under the Securities and Investment Business Act has delivered the degree of regulation and standard of reputation that global practitioners now insist upon. »


Sherri Ortiz, executive director, BVI International Finance Centre

BVI targets new opportunities in 2011

By Sherri Ortiz - Competition between international financial centres is keener than ever, but the British Virgin Islands has many strong arguments to attract clients from all over the world. Alongside the strengthening and deepening of relationships with existing clients, our aim at the BVI International Financial Centre is to reach out in 2011, in partnership with members of the private sector, to new markets that could benefit from access to BVI services. »


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