British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

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British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission
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outside the offices of the FSC
Agency overview
Formed December 2001 (2001-December)
Jurisdiction British Virgin Islands
Headquarters Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Agency executives Mr Robin Gaul, Chairman
Mr Robert Mathavious, Managing Director/CEO

The BVI Financial Services Commission is an autonomous regulatory authority responsible for the regulation, supervision and inspection of all financial services in and from within the British Virgin Islands, including insurance, banking, trustee business, company management, mutual funds business as well as the registration of companies, limited partnerships, intellectual property and ships.

The Commission now oversees all regulatory responsibilities previously handled by the government through the Financial Services Department. The Commission was established in 2001 pursuant to the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001 to try to protect the independence of the regulation of financial services. The establishment of the Commission was also part of certain international commitments by the BVI to play its part in the fight against cross border white collar crime while safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of legitimate business transactions.

The Commission has also been tasked with new responsibilities including promoting public understanding of the financial system and its products, policing the perimeter of regulated activity, reducing financial crime and preventing market abuse.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission is Robert Mathavious.

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