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.
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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
As an independent Non-Executive Director of Ishaan Real Estate Plc I worked closely with IQE who provided Company Secretary and administration services. IQE hosted the board meetings, prepared minutes often on complex matters and were central to the communication between the international board members, lawyers, accountants and advisers. I found them to be reliable, approachable and pragmatic and IQE provided a professional and responsive service with extremely high standards appropriate for a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. I would be happy to recommend their services. Stephen Vernon, Chairman, Green Property