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BVI Hedge Fund Services 2018

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:33

Building on the popularity of its approved and incubator fund structures, this report examines how BVI is turning its attention to the burgeoning FinTech and cryptocurrency sectors, seeking to tap the growing demand for ICOs and blockchain investments

The 'BVI Hedge Fund Services 2018' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

BVI expects crypto assets to provide growth tailwind

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:42

When Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, struck the BVI on Wednesday, 6th September 2017, it had a devastating impact, wiping out critical infrastructure and denying inhabitants any electricity supplies for six months. It was a moment of collective grief, but the BVI’s resilience and collective spirit shone through. In short, its response was as strong and as focused as the storm that bore down that day.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Pre-launch and post-launch support for fund managers

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:50

The BVI remains an attractive option to US and Asia Pacific fund managers thanks, in large part, to new structures such as the Approved Fund and Incubator Fund, according to Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners.  »

Phillip Graham, Harneys

The British Virgin Islands’ fintech revolution

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:55

By Phillip Graham, Partner, Harneys – The BVI is reportedly the second biggest cryptocurrency market in the world, according to statistics published by CoinShares, which used data collected from the 15 biggest cryptocurrency exchanges and concluded that the BVI had a trading volume in crypto assets valued at USD78.5 billion, in the first six months of 2018. This puts it just USD5.3 billion behind the USA. We also noted in a recent PwC report that two of the three largest Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have also been domiciled in the BVI. »

Michael Killourhy, Partner, Ogier (BVI)

BVI to take ‘Goldilocks’ approach for regulating crypto assets

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:01

“I would say every day I get two or three inquiries on some crypto or blockchain-related project. There is a lot of interest in all things crypto here in the BVI,” observes Michael Killourhy, Partner at Ogier (BVI).  »

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