BVI Hedge Fund Services 2012

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Articles

Nicolaas Faure, executive director, Drake Advisors

Consultative approach to regulation strengthens BVI’s arm

By James Williams – In 2009 the BVI, perhaps surprisingly given that its been a long-time member of IOSCO, found itself on an OECD ‘grey list’ of jurisdictions deemed to have done an insufficient amount to implement international standards on tax information exchange. It was soon rectified. The minimum number of Tax Information Exchange Agreements – TIEAs – stipulated by the OECD is 12: the BVI got these within one month of the grey list being reported. »


Tim Clipstone, partner, Walkers

Fairfield Sentry case is a feather in BVI’s judicial hat

Interview with Tim Clipstone, Partner, Walkers BVI – The recent ruling in September 2011 by Justice Edward Bannister QC not to allow the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry – the largest hedge fund invested in Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC – to claw back investor redemptions illustrates well the strength of the BVI judiciary system. »


Ross Munro, partner, investment funds & regulatory, Harneys

Service providers reap dividends from focus on emerging markets

By James Williams – It seems apt that as this report assesses how the BVI has evolved as a jurisdiction over the last 10 years as the islands’ financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. »


Mara Spencer, managing director, ACE fund Services BVI

Economic environment favours both the BVI and its administrators

By Mara Spencer (pictured) – The hedge fund industry is getting more bifurcated: whilst it’s true that the majority of investor capital is flowing into billion dollar hedge funds, who in turn are being administered by the big players – Citco, State Street – there’s definitely a lot of advantages to being niche, both on the fund side and the administration side. »


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