British Virgin Islands Securities License
The British Virgin Islands is home to over 600,000 offshore entities, making it the largest offshore destination in the world. Among these entities are some of the world’s largest and most renowned hedge funds. Since 1984, this stable, British Territory has been a fixture on the global stage as one of the preeminent offshore financial services jurisdictions. As such, a British Virgin Islands Securities License is a great means of entering this lucrative marketplace.
Relying on the United States dollar as its prevailing currency, the British Virgin Islands continues to be attractive not only to asset managers, but also to investors seeking favorable tax treatment and privacy. Corporate income tax has been abolished in the BVI and replaced with a withholding tax applicable only to entities earning domestic income. Moreover, the nation’s Financial Services Commission has remained committed to streamlining corporate and financial services compliance, all at a relatively low cost.
The British Virgin Islands is an ideal location for promoters of Securities businesses. The BVI offers an Investment Manager License which covers all related Securities activity, including acting as a broker of equity and debt securities – including United States listed equities. The British Virgin Island Securities License is recognized world-wide and many top international Securities broker-dealers are licensed in the BVI. In addition, the process of obtaining a license is both cost effective and can be accomplished quickly.
Advantages of a British Virgin Islands
In recent years, increasingly complex regulation and an erosion of financial privacy rights in major financial centers such as the United States and United Kingdom have started to drive securities trading offshore. In fact, each day billions are traded in non-traditional, offshore securities exchanges which tend to offer favorable price discovery, comparable volume and lower trading fees. Established offshore financial markets such as The British Virgin Islands Securities License offers financial service providers with a unique opportunity to participate in the burgeoning offshore securities industry.
BVI Securities License at a Glance
|License||Investment Manager License|
|Time to License||1 to 2 Months|
|Tax Structure||No income or capital gains tax|
The British Virgin Islands Securities License Package
- Incorporation of BVI offshore corporation
- Arrange for local registered officer and local directors, if required
- Draft corporate bylaws, minutes and owner share issuances
- Establishment of corporate bank account suitable for forex operations
- Establishment of merchant service account for accepting credit and debit cards
- Draft requisite business plan, financial statements and financial projections
- Draft requisite Anti-Money Laundering & Know-Your-Customer policies
- Arrange for requisite surety bond
- Prepare and process application for BVI Securities License
- Representation before licensing regulatory authority, banks and liquidity providers
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