Investment Funds & Regulatory

Articles and news related to investment funds & regulatory practice in the BVI.

BVI FSC Recognises Fusang Exchange as its First Digital Securities and Asset Exchange

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has recently recognised Asia-based Fusang Exchange Ltd as its first digital securities and asset exchange. The Exchange was recognised by way of an amendment to the British Virgin Islands Regulatory Code (Recognised…
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Complimentary Webinar: BVI Investment Fund Products and Regulation of Virtual Assets

Please join O’Neal Webster Partners Kerry Anderson and Christopher Simpson on January 12, 2022 9:00 a.m. (AST) for a Zoom webinar on British Virgin Islands investment fund products and virtual asset regulations. The informative session will examine BVI incubator, approved, private, professional,…
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The Reverse Takeover: A BVI perspective

A reverse takeover (RTO) is a transaction by which a publicly traded company acquires all the shares of a target company that has an operating business, but whose shares are privately held. By virtue of the RTO, shareholders of the…
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BVI Approved Fund Managers and Their Ongoing Obligations

The Approved Fund Manager regime in the British Virgin Islands, which has been in force since 2012, has found tremendous success with fund managers, globally. The regime is particularly attractive for start-ups, but also well suited for established small and…
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INTO THE SANDBOX: FINTECH INNOVATION IN THE BVI

BVI Launches Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech Sector On August 31, 2020, the Financial Services (Fintech Regulatory Sandbox) Regulations 2020 came into force, significantly enhancing the British Virgin Islands regulatory framework and providing room for innovation in the fintech sector. The…
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The Five Things Funds Managers Should Be Doing Now

THESE ARE TRYING TIMES. Social and economic systems on national and international levels have been disrupted to an unprecedented degree, while political and legal uncertainty also lurk. Not unlike other businesses, funds are considering what steps to take to maintain some…
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O’Neal Webster Acts for Scotiabank on the Sale of its BVI Operations

O’Neal Webster advised The Bank of Nova Scotia, a leading bank in Canada and leading financial services provider in the Americas, on the sale of its British Virgin Islands operations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited. The O’Neal Webster team was…
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Redomiciling to the BVI: A wise choice for many companies in the COVID-19 era

Companies often consider “what if” they could transfer to another jurisdiction based on what is currently happening in their jurisdiction, or simply to take advantage of the regime and benefits offered by another jurisdiction. This era of COVID-19 is unprecedented…
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Adopts Measures for Alternative Effect Of Service On BVI Business Companies

Prior to the impact of COVID-19, effect of service of a claim form or other document on a BVI Business Company was attained by the physical delivery of service at the company’s registered office or registered agent’s office.  On 23…
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