Monday, February 18, 2013

Financial Services Day Held by BVI International Finance Centre

Last week, the BVI International Finance Centre hosted Financial Services Day, as part of the BVI Senior Students Career Expo which took place on February 11-14 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex. Financial Services Day has the aim to educate secondary school students on the importance of the BVI financial services industry and its many career opportunities.

The Exhibitors of the Financial Services Day included key industry players – the Financial Services Commission, BVI Bank Association, BVI Association of Professional Accountants, BVI Bar Association, Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, Financial Investigation Agency, BVI Airports Authority, Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association, Association of Registered Agents, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and insurance companies.

IFC Executive Director Ms. Elise Donovan in her introductory remarks spoke about the contribution of the financial industry to the economy of the Territory, stating that “more than 60 percent of the revenues that goes into the Government’s Treasury come from financial services.” She encouraged students to consider careers in the financial services sector, which is so important to the British Virgin Islands.

The BVI IFC hosted the BVI Senior Students Career Expo beginning from 2007, in previous years this was held only for students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).

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