Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BVI FSC Issued Statistical Bulletin for Second Quarter of 2012

Last week, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission published Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, providing information and analysis of financial services activities in the BVI jurisdiction. The newly issued Volume 27 includes statistics for the second quarter of 2012.

According to the information of the Registry of Corporate Affairs, in the second quarter of the year 15,200 International Business Companies and 15 limited partnerships were incorporated in the BVI, as compared to 17,865 companies and 18 limited partnerships registered in the first quarter of 2012. Cumulative number of companies incorporated in the BVI as at 30 June 2012 was 447,801, and the number of limited partnerships was 442.

In the Banking and Fiduciary Services sector, one Money Services/Financial Business licence was issued in Q2 2012. The Banking sector statistics for commercial banks showed the following: total assets – $2, 39 million, deposits - $1, 73 million, net income - $11, 6 million, profit margin – 38,57%.

In Investment Business Sector, 10 new Investment Business Licences, 17 professional and 5 private licences for Mutual Funds were granted in the second quarter of the year. Cumulative number of investment business licences as at 30 June 2012 was 532; total number of professional mutual funds was 1621. Cumulative number of active mutual funds was lower in the reported second quarter of 2012, as compared to the same periods of 2011, 2010 and 2009.

In Q2 2012, total number of insolvency practitioners was 24 (25 in Q2 2011, 20 in Q2 2010). According to insurance statistics, one captive insurance licence was granted in this period.

According to Legal and Enforcement and International Cooperation statistics, total number of international cooperation matters in the second quarter of 2012 was 42 (42 in Q1 2012, and 44 in Q2 2011). Among ongoing Supervision Matters reviewed by the Licensing and Supervisory Committee, 110 referred to Banking and Fiduciary Services sector, 446 referred to Investment Business sector, and 60 referred to Insurance sector.

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