Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GFCI Ranks BVI First among Offshore Jurisdictions

According to the recently published Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), BVI offshore jurisdiction is on the 34th position – 13 positions higher than in the previous list. British Virgin Islands has the highest rank among its competitors, including Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, the Bahamas and Bermuda.

Executive director of BVI Finance, Kedrick Malone, commented on the GFCI results, saying: "… The result of the index clearly shows that the BVI is an internationally respected, established and pioneering financial centre…The BVI's position as the leading offshore financial centre is testament to the strength and high standards of our multi-faceted financial services sector, the professional in its rank and the regulatory regime that it operates within."

The Index is based on the existing information and online survey results taking into account more than hundred different factors, including regulations, workforce, and companies operating in the financial centre and providing financial services.

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