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by Philip Graham

Investment Funds - The global reach of the BVI as an investment funds jurisdiction

The BVI is recognised globally as a leading funds jurisdiction. It has built up this reputation over the course of many successful decades, based upon the essential building blocks of being tax neutral, politically stable and economically secure...

Tax and Regulatory - British Virgin Islands: CRS notification and reporting deadlines extended

CRS deadlines extended On 24 March 2017 the Government of the British Virgin Islands announced that the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) will be extended by two months...

Investment Funds - BVI announces AIFMD Opt-In Regime

Subsequent to the announcement by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on 19 July 2016 - summarised in our article on ESMA passporting - the BVI has published the Securities and Investment Business (AIFMD) Regulations 2016 on 29 September...

BVI - Harneys partner discusses BVI financial services sector’s vital role in global economy

Following the Panama Papers leak and subsequent international media attention, Harneys Partner Philip Graham discussed the importance of the BVI financial services sector on the global economy in a special session of local radio programme Speak Out BVI...

Tax and Regulatory - The Offshore Funds Blog: ​Why Offshore? A lesson from David (and Ian) Cameron

This post was originally published on The Offshore Funds Blog, which aims to demystify hedge funds. Click here to subscribe to the blog or read the original post. As we saw this week in the House of Commons, David Cameron is quite capable of defending...

Corporate and Commercial - BVI Signs 28th Tax Information Exchange Agreement With The Isle Of Man

The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed its twenty-eighth Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Government of the Isle of Man as the British Virgin Islands reinforces its commitment to comply with the international standards and the...

Investment Funds - BVI investment funds community getting to grips with CRS

Harneys Partner Philip Graham recently discussed the impact of CRS on the BVI investment funds community with HedgeWeek, sharing these comments: One of the hottest topics in the hedge fund industry for 2016 is the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). It...

Japan Investment Funds - BVI Competes in the Global Funds Market with Innovative New Fund Products

The British Virgin Islands, in continuing to distinguish itself as a premier offshore financial services jurisdiction, launched two new fund products on June 1, 2015, to complement its very popular existing funds offering with the bold intention of...

Africa - Business BVI features Harneys' Offshore Funds Blog

Business BVI has reported on Harneys' Offshore Funds Blog, which has seen continued success since launch. In the article, Partner Philip Graham commented: “Before we started the blog, we noticed that there isn’t really a place where...

Corporate and Commercial - Latest amendments to BVI Business Companies Act take effect 15 January

The Government of the British Virgin Islands recently enacted the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2015 (the Amending Act). It is the thirteenth and most recent amendment to the successful BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (the Principal...

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