Insurance

Are existing private or professional funds that do not currently have a custodian or fund manager required to appoint a custodian and fund manager?

Yes.  All private and professional funds, including existing funds, are required to have a custodian and fund manager at all times, unless they are exempted from this requirement by the Commission. Where an existing private or professional fund has not appointed a custodian or a fund manager it should take steps to do so before the first transition date of August 3, 2010, or apply to the Commission for an exemption.
 
As regards the application process for exemptions, a single application may be made by or on behalf of two or more funds stating the names of the funds for which the exemption is sought and the reasons for the exemption.

Contact Information

British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission


Pasea Estate
P.O. Box 418
Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110
British Virgin Islands

Tel: 284-494-1324 or 284-494-4190 GMT – 4:00
Fax: 284-494-5016
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
commissioner@bvifsc.vg