Jurisdictions Serviced

The Cayman Islands is the leading jurisdiction for offshore investment funds as a result of its favourable regulatory environment, flexible structuring options, specialist service providers and tax neutrality. Our knowledge of and experience with Cayman Islands laws and regulations provides substantial benefit to investment managers utilising Cayman as their fund domicile.  The Cayman Islands is also committed to maintaining the highest integrity and standards of operation as evidenced by its adherence to international regulatory requirements.

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), the Islands’ financial services regulator, is an ordinary (ie. full) member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

The Cayman Islands’ commitment to international tax transparency standards has been recognised by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and the country is included on the OECD’s “White List” of jurisdictions that are compliant with international tax transparency standards.

The Cayman Islands is recognised by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as adhering to all the relevant international anti-money laundering standards and is considered a leader in the fight against money laundering.

The Cayman Islands have entered into a Model 1 intergovernmental agreement with the United States to facilitate the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and was an early adopter of the Common Reporting Standards (CRS).

The fund industry is a global network of investment managers, investors, and service providers working together to effectively manage capital. As a result it is often beneficial to domicile part or all of a fund structure in jurisdictions other than the Cayman Islands. We have experience with and can provide services to fund structures and investment managers in other jurisdictions, including:

Australia Bermuda Brazil
British Virgin Islands Cyprus Dubai
Guernsey Hong Kong Ireland
Japan Jersey Luxembourg
Mauritius Russia Singapore
Switzerland United Kingdom United States