Friday, August 27, 2010

BVI FSC Issued Statistical Bulletin for the Second Quarter of 2010

The Financial Services Commission issued the nineteenth volume of its Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, providing statistics and analysis on activities in the financial services sector in the jurisdiction in the second quarter of 2010.

According to the Registry of Corporate Affairs, the number of newly incorporated business companies in the second quarter of 2010 was 12,815, compared to 16,596 reported in Q1 2010. However, this is a significant increase compared to the second quarter of 2009, when just 9,871 companies were incorporated. Cumulative number of companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands as at 30 June, 2010 was 468,306.

Banking and Fiduciary Services statistics in the second quarter of 2010 showed the following aggregate totals for commercial banks: total assets were approximately US$2,529,282,000, net income was US$28,948,000, operating income was US$46,953,000. In Investment Business sector, 52 licenses were granted in the reported period, total number of licensed entities was 2956.

In the sector of Legal and International co-operation, 29 matters were registered that required international co-operation, 23 of them were formal requests asking for the disclosure of non-public information. Total number of enforcement actions before the Enforcement Committee was 13.

In the second quarter 2010, there were 307 matters considered by the Licensing and Supervisory Committee (LSC), 167 of them in the Investment Business sphere, 88 in the sphere of Banking and Fiduciary services, 45 related to Insurance, and 7 to Insolvency services.

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