BVI companies activity and fiduciary services with OMC Group? The offshore industry has been developing in the BVI since the 1980s. This is one of the oldest offshore zones in the world. Around 40% of all offshore companies are domiciled in the BVI. The reason for that is not only a favorable geographical position of the islands. The legislation that regulates the activities of the offshore companies registered in the BVI is quite transparent and the recent amendments have put it in conformity with the international efforts to fight money laundering. The British Virgin Islands is a reputable offshore jurisdiction.
Insurance business means the business of undertaking liability under a contract of insurance to indemnify or compensate a person in respect of loss or damage. Including the liability to pay damages or compensation contingent upon the happening of a specified event, and includes life insurance business and reinsurance business. Could my BVI company be conducting “fund management business”? Is the company subject to any fund or securities management regulation or supervision anywhere? If “Yes”, your BVI company is conducting fund management business. Is the company licenced to sell securities, pension schemes, mutual funds or other types of investments? If “Yes”, your BVI company is conducting fund management business.
According to one of the amendments of the BVI BC Act, since December, 31st 2009 all bearer shares which have not been placed under an official and authorized custody, will be considered as disabled, thus the holders of such shares will not be able to exercise any right over the company such as the right to vote or to receive dividends, nor will be able to transfer the company. Shareholders: A minimum of one (1) shareholder is required. Corporate or natural shareholders are permitted. No details of the shareholders appear on the public register but a register of shareholders must be kept at the registered office of the BVI Company. Corporate Requirements: Name: BC names must contain the words Corporation, Incorporated, Sociedad Anónima, Societé Anonyme, Limited, or their abbreviations. Chinese names together with their English translation can be registered in the BVI. Numbers are permitted as part of the company name as well as foreign characters. See more details on BVI jurisdiction.
If you aim for the former group, you should consider everything carefully. Some no-tax jurisdictions are changing their policies fast. They are starting to impose taxes and regulations on certain kinds of income and business activities. And some places have a really bad reputation in the business world. These are the ones you should avoid. Bad-reputation jurisdictions would cost you a hard time opening a bank account and running your company. In particular, banks in Singapore or Hong Kong are very concerned about opening an account for companies in tax havens. The same goes with customers and clients. They would also be concerned to do business with your company if it is incorporated in such jurisdictions.
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