Beyond London and the hugely important European markets, Jersey’s international financial services activity extends to other key regions, particularly to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), Greater China and Africa. At the heart of Jersey’s international appeal is its enduring political and economic stability.
In this environment, the jurisdiction has developed an offering that balances product innovation alongside high standards of regulation, world class legislation and a depth and breadth of expertise. This sets Jersey apart from other jurisdictions.
Global shifts in wealth are prompting investors to seek efficient means of deploying investment capital into diverse areas and markets. Jersey is an obvious choice for institutions, intermediaries and high net worth individuals (HNWIs) looking for access to western and emerging markets through a well-regulated, established centre.
Jersey’s commitment to the highest standards of financial regulation is clear. It has been acknowledged following independent assessments by some of the world’s leading bodies including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of AntiMoney Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) recently concluded that Jersey was in the top tier of jurisdictions assessed under their criteria.
Leading the way, Jersey has been a ‘first wave’ signatory to all key international tax information exchange programmes, including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project (BEPS). It is also unique in long maintaining a central (though not public) register of company ownership.
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