Saturday, October 02, 2010

NY Funds Conference Proved to be Successful

The New York funds conference, which was hosted on September 23 by the International Finance Centre (IFC) and the BVI Investment Funds Association, was named a “great success” by the Executive Director of IFC Sherri Ortiz. According to one of conference participants, the event was well organized, and information was interesting and well presented.

On the conference the following presentations were provided by representatives of Conyers Dill & Pearman, Maples and Calder, Walkers, Harney´s and Ogier: State of the Funds Market, A Regulatory Approach, Litigate with Confidence and Lessons learnt for the Funds Industry from the Financial Crisis. The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission provided updates on the territory's regulatory regime and recent legislation initiatives.

Sherri Ortiz commented that the conference was also a “clear demonstration of how far the Territory has progressed in this sector and the extent to which our funds business has grown. There is an increasing appetite from global practitioners to understand more about the Virgin Islands, as evidenced by the call for more events of this kind.”

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