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BVI Hedge Fund Services 2017
BVI Hedge Fund Services 2017

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:15

With a steady uptake in clients seeking to launch funds under the new Incubator and Approved Funds regime, as well as plans to overhaul the Partnership Act and extend the use of SPCs for unregulated closed-ended structures this year, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is preparing for a new era of growth.

The 'BVI Hedge Fund Services 2017' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, hedgeweek

Incubator Fund could provide long-term growth trajectory

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:22

"We see the funds industry as continuing to contribute to the overall offering of financial services. There remains good interest in the BVI product and we envisage that will continue," asserts Glenford Malone, Director, Investment Business Division, BVI Financial Services Commission, when asked to comment on the growth of the BVI's funds industry.  »

Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI continues to introduce positive regulatory developments

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:29

Last year the number of hedge fund launches globally fell by an estimated 40 per cent, but despite this there have been a number of positive developments for the funds industry in the BVI. »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Growth is driven by Incubator and Approved Funds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:35

Circle Partners is an independent fund administrator with offices in the BVI, Cayman Islands, and across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong.  »

Niall Brooks, Castlegate

BVI’s advantage is its flexibility and affordability

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:43

One of the reasons as to why the BVI introduced the Incubator and Approved Fund products in May 2015 was, partly, in response to the fact that fund launch numbers in the global hedge fund industry had started to steadily decline. Rising regulatory and compliance costs were hurting start-up managers and dissuading people from coming to market.  »

Robert Briant, Conyers Dill & Pearman

BVI strikes right balance on fund governance

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:49

Proper fund governance has long been championed by leading offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, which for the last decade has encouraged its hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings. Initially this was met with some resistance according to Robert Briant (pictured), Partner and head of Conyers' BVI office, who confirms that such resistance has softened over the last few years.  »

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