Executive Director of BVI Finance, Julien Johnson explained the decision to freshen the website and newsletter saying, “We wanted to ensure that our website provides more modern and engaging capabilities for our online visitors. The newsletter is also part of our ongoing stakeholder engagement strategy. With Business Insight, we made the decision to move to an original content newsletter with a focus on thought leadership pieces. So all of the articles you will find in the e-magazine will be original pieces from BVI Finance or directly from our industry partners and specific to our jurisdiction.”
Business Insight will have three main sections. Features will highlight topics of particular interest to the industry. The Perspectives section, will feature original pieces from industry practitioners giving private sector insight into changing legislation, events, and business development related issues. The Industry News section will provide readers with a summary of key happenings in the industry.
Articles in the October/4th Quarter issue of Business Insight include; one-on-one interviews with Kedrick Malone, Director of the newly launched Financial Services Implementation Unit (FSIU), and Elise Donovan, Director of BVI Asia House; both detail the workings of their offices to preserve and promote the BVI’s financial services industry. Readers have a chance to learn about opportunities and the growth of the ship registration industry with the territory’s Red Ensign Group Category One designation. Industry partners Jamal Smith of Thornton Smith writes on the recent overhaul of the territory’s trademark laws and Michael Killourhy of Ogier BVI pens an article outlining opportunities for the Virgin Islands with the return of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC). Readers have the opportunity to also learn about the newest additions to funds services offered by the BVI, and the entire fund regime from the perspective of Philip Graham of Harneys.
The next issue of Business Insight will be published in January 2016. With its current list of partners and stakeholders, the newsletter will be distributed to approximately 3000 people electronically. Persons are also encouraged to subscribe to the newsletter here.
About BVI Finance
BVI Finance is the voice of the British Virgin Islands’ financial services industry; marketing and promoting its products and services, as well as managing and maintaining its reputation as a premier offshore financial centre. Established in 2002 as the BVI International Finance Centre, BVI Finance was re-branded in 2015. More information can be found at www.bvifinance.vg, contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or following BVI Finance on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.