Wednesday, July 08, 2015

BVI FSC Published Financial Services Statistics for Q1 2015

BVI Financial Services Commission has published thirty-eighth volume of the Financial Services Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, which provides statistics and information on financial services activities for the first quarter of 2015. In this period, there were 12,354 new company incorporations in the jurisdiction, - this is an increase compared to 11,436 companies incorporated in the fourth quarter of 2014, but fall in number of companies registered in the first quarter of the previous year (14,062). Cumulative number of companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands as at 31 March 2015 was 478,865. Also, there were 1,104 Private Trust Companies and 701 Limited Partnerships registered in the jurisdiction at the end of Q1 2015.

According to the Investment Business statistics, 8 Professional and 4 Private Mutual Fund licences were granted in the first quarter of 2015. As at 31 March, 2015, cumulative number of Professional Mutual Fund licences granted was 1,479, and number of Private Mutual Fund licences was 525. Also, there were 83 Public Mutual Funds and 5 Foreign Mutual Funds registered in the jurisdiction. 

In the Insurance sector, the number of insurers and functionaries has not changed since the fourth quarter of 2014; as at 31 March, 2015, the total number of 221 insurance and functionaries licences was granted in BVI.

In the areas of Legal and Enforcement and International Cooperation, there were 29 enforcement matters in the reported period (24 in the fourth quarter of 2014). Also, the Commission issued statistics regarding ongoing supervision matters reviewed by the Licensing and Supervisory Committee, and the Onsite Inspections. Further information about financial services in the BVI jurisdiction in the first quarter of 2015 can be found on BVI FSC homepage.

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