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International Festival for Business 2014

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IFB 2014 was launched in Liverpool on 9 June, the biggest business festival to take place in the UK in 60 years with the objective of attracting up to 250,000 business delegates to the 2 month festival www.ifb2014.com. IQE attended a number of events including:

Africa Rising Event

This 3 day event was ideal for Isle of Man businesses with an appetite for emerging countries, and as ever with Africa, there was a large amount of information to absorb.  IQE has long standing clients, operating successfully in a number of Africa countries, who still see the Isle of Man as a robust, well run jurisdiction from which to invest or raise capital, be that through private equity or initial public offering vehicles.

India Global Business Meeting

This conference attracted Senior Indian Government officials, Vince Cable and some of the biggest Indian investors in the UK, including Tata, owners of Jaguar Land-Rover.  Following recent elections in India and a wave of expectation of reduced bureaucracy, including removal of some of the key barriers to much needed FDI and some certainty around Indian taxation, particularly in light of recent retrospective taxation headlines, make investment into and out of India a more attractive opportunity.

With encouraging signs of investor activity in both the African and Indian markets, both Isle of Man and Mauritius vehicles potentially provide a suitable portal for investment. Talk to Steve McCafferty to find out more about IQE's Mauritius and Isle of Man structures

UK Property Forum, Liverpool

Attending and exhibiting at the UK Property Forums Conference, www.ukpropertyforums.com provided a great insight into the approved developments which will be undertaken in the North West region, which now require overseas investment to develop over the next ten years or so.

Joining together, Manchester and Liverpool present the North West as the second UK hub to plan an important part in the continued success of attracting FDI and overseas investors to both cities.  The development and renewal of the Port of Liverpool infrastructure to support increased traffic and goods delivery, in conjunction with the rise of Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters by Peel Holdings, will appeal to some of IQE's international clients.

Compare our extensive Real Estate experience at www.iqe.im/real-estate .

Professional Services Week/Isle of Man Family Office

Perhaps of most importance to the Isle of Man, IFB's Professional Service Week was an opportunity for the Island to demonstrate its expertise, particularly in managing Family Office assets and businesses through the experienced corporate and trust service providers, lawyers and advisers network the Island has to offer.

As we are now approaching 150 Family Office related vehicles under IQE's administration, with access to a local panel of experienced legal and adviser relationships knowledgeable in this sector, IQE has the expertise to assist with HNWI and Family wealth management structures.

To discuss the benefits a Private Trustee Company could offer your HNWI/Family Client, or why IQE's extensive Real Estate experience adds real value, get in touch with Steve McCafferty.

We have the expertise to assist with multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services for international structures

A breath of fresh air; their professionalism and competence are second to none which when combined with their flexibility, accuracy and work ethic makes IQE a truly first rate organisation. Rupert Cottrell, FCSI,

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