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We invest our time, so you can focus on the returns.

Investment Funds clients

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Your fund management, institution, or investment organisation needs your complete attention, without the day-to-day distractions. That’s where we can help. From the simple to the complex in regulation, representation, and legal issues, our dedicated team offers precision, integrity, and reliability, saving you time, so you can focus on what you do best.

Our funds' team sits side-by-side with the funds lawyers from our associated law firm allowing us to provide integrated legal and administrative support to our funds' clients. We pride ourselves on being able to offer bespoke services to our clients whether institutional or boutique managers. Our size, collegiate atmosphere, and flexible teams allow us to work across departments and offices. We do the work in the location that is most suitable to the client and are able to provide time zone and language-appropriate service to clients around the world.

Regulated companies and limited partnerships benefit from Harneys’ comprehensive and in-house funds service offering. We provide registered agent and office services as well as authorised representative services. Our directorship services are designed for regulated investment funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and the Cayman Islands.

Expertise

We create customised accounting solutions based on your company’s specific requirements. We are experts in International Financial Reporting Standards and offer a full range of support for businesses, financial institutions, funds, high net worth individuals, and intermediaries in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and Hong Kong. Our services include book-keeping, financial statement preparation, and financial record maintenance services.

Our authorised representative services are designed for entities regulated under SIBA in the British Virgin Islands. We provide services through Craigmuir Authorised Representative Limited (CARL), which offers the added benefit of providing ongoing reminders and follow-ups for annual filings in addition to our other statutory duties.

Available to funds in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and Cyprus, our governance and directorship services are personalized based on your needs and your specific jurisdiction.

Our team can oversee your board meetings from start to finish for companies in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, or Cyprus. We send outboard packs in advance of the meeting and can accommodate on-site meetings with video conferencing capabilities. You’ll receive comprehensive on-site support from our qualified team for a truly professional experience at either our BVI, Cayman, or Cyprus offices.

Our team offers company secretarial services after incorporation to ensure your entity remains compliant with new and existing laws and regulations.

We support investment managers by providing professional independent directors who are tasked with the oversight of the fund’s activities, promoting compliance with the offering document, applicable laws and regulations, and above all a transparent fair treatment of investors.

We assist companies in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands throughout the solvent liquidation process. Our team can help you create a liquidation plan, provide a liquidator, and help you through the process.

Our services in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands encompass everything you need for the successful establishment of a unit trust in either jurisdiction.

Harneys Fiduciary is an established global leader in advising clients on all aspects of offshore compliance. We ease your regulatory burden by providing you with clear legal advice and practical assistance in meeting your obligations. We advise on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, financial services regulation, sanctions, tax, tax information exchange, and other areas of financial services regulatory law.

Expertise

Our experts across the world assist clients in creating solutions that ensure compliance with legal regimes such as US FATCA and UK FATCA. We partner with clients to navigate applicable FATCA regulations and correctly classify both accounts and investors.

Our global footprint enables us to provide international AML officer appointments for clients in all jurisdictions.

We establish customised compliance manuals and procedures while regularly conducting compliance reviews. We also take care of any necessary annual reporting requirements.

We help clients navigate ongoing changes and updates to compliance legislation regarding Cayman funds. Clients who work with Harneys build robust solutions that strengthen their funds and minimise risk.

Our team can fulfill the requirement to appoint a data protection officer for jurisdictions within the European Union under the General Data Protection Regulation. We have members of staff who have expertise in data protection law and can serve in this capacity.

The first step towards compliance is identifying the main provisions of the GDPR that apply to your organisation. Our team can assist your organisation with identifying any gaps and assisting with the implementation of the necessary policies and procedures in order for you to become compliant with the requirements of the GDPR.

Our team helps companies successfully list securities in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands by registering for an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN). We work with clients listing securities of all types, including bonds, equities, and warrants.

We provide solutions surrounding legal entity identifiers (LEIs), which are used to identify legal entities participating in financial transactions. Required by regulatory regimes across the world, we offer cost-effective solutions with discounts available for bulk businesses for financial services.

We help clients with Cayman companies fulfill the requirement of having a physical office in the Islands. Our team provides all the necessary standards, including a physical mailing address, company name display, and register maintenance.

Our registrar and transfer agent services are designed specifically for companies in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, particularly those with low-volume investor private equity, family funds, and non-complex funds and securities.

Leverage Harneys’ four decades of corporate service experience by taking advantage of value-added solutions that ensure your goals are met.

Expertise

We create customised accounting solutions based on your company’s specific requirements. We are experts in International Financial Reporting Standards and offer a full range of support for businesses, financial institutions, funds, high net worth individuals, and intermediaries in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and Hong Kong. Our services include book-keeping, financial statement preparation, and financial record maintenance services.

We provide comprehensive company formation services that put you on pace for fast, successful incorporation. Services include private and public incorporation, determination of company name availability, plus complete oversight of documentation and the dispatch process. Available in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and Hong Kong, our secretarial and administrative support is available to extend beyond the incorporation stage to assist you throughout the life of the business.

We can help you ensure your company is administered as a standalone entity by professional directors who implement market best practices to meet your complex governance obligations. Our corporate governance team provides independent oversight relevant to regulated and unregulated entities in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and Cyprus promoting the transparent and fair treatment of all the stakeholders.

Our team can oversee your board meetings from start to finish for companies in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, or Cyprus. We send outboard packs in advance of the meeting and can accommodate on-site meetings with video conferencing capabilities. You’ll receive comprehensive on-site support from our qualified team for a truly professional experience at either our BVI, Cayman, or Cyprus offices.

Our team offers company secretarial services after incorporation to ensure your entity remains compliant with new and existing laws and regulations.

We offer director services to companies in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Our professional directors have a strong track record of executing complex, successful corporate strategies on behalf of our clients. We combine a proactive approach with leading technology to provide exceptional results for our clients.

We assist companies in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands throughout the liquidation process, regardless of whether it’s voluntary or a strike-off.

Our team provides clients with process agent services in BVI, Cayman, London, and Hong Kong, each of which has well-established commercial laws for cross-border financial transactions.

Harneys team members are experts in offshore jurisdictions around the world, with the combined expertise necessary to help you determine the most advantageous corporate vehicle for your company.

Our registered office and registered agent services not only provide British Virgin Islands companies and limited partnerships with a physical address, but also ensure proper maintenance of the entity’s records, registers, and other required documents

We understand the time-sensitive nature required of many entities seeking incorporation in the British Virgin Islands.

Our role as stock exchange listing sponsor provides companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda with substantial advantages in both the short-term and long-term.

Legislation in the British Virgin Islands and in the Cayman Islands requires certain entities that are incorporated or registered in those jurisdictions and which conduct one or more of a setlist of relevant activities to comply with local substance requirements known as "economic substance".

Expertise

We create customised accounting solutions based on your company’s specific requirements. We are experts in International Financial Reporting Standards and offer a full range of support for businesses, financial institutions, funds, high net worth individuals, and intermediaries in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and Hong Kong. Our services include book-keeping, financial statement preparation, and financial record maintenance services.

Our team can oversee your board meetings from start to finish for companies in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, or Cyprus. We send outboard packs in advance of the meeting and can accommodate on-site meetings with video conferencing capabilities.

Our team offers company secretarial services after incorporation to ensure your entity remains compliant with new and existing laws and regulations. We manage day-to-day details on your behalf, such as acting as your registered office, maintaining records, filing documents and resolutions, and paying annual fees to the government. Our clients also take advantage of apostilled and legalized documents.

We can help you ensure your company is administered as a standalone entity by professional directors who implement market best practices to meet your complex governance obligations.

We offer director services to companies in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Our professional directors have a strong track record of executing complex, successful corporate strategies on behalf of our clients. We combine a proactive approach with leading technology to provide exceptional results for our clients.

We are committed to delivering practical solutions to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, their families, and their businesses. Whether you are acquiring or registering a business, managing multiple and complex cross-border assets, purchasing fine art, property, or a private island, our team provides a full complement of corporate, wealth, and fiduciary services in the BVI and the Cayman Islands. We work alongside our highly respected lawyers to guide clients on the ideal structure to acquire, consolidate and protect their assets whilst helping to seamlessly navigate complex tax and regulatory issues to ensure that assets are passed to the next generation efficiently and in accordance with your wishes.

Expertise

We serve as escrow agents for documents, acting as an independent third party to hold those documents in secure custody. We accept most kinds of documents including Certificates of Indebtedness, share certificates, and other Deeds.

Our family office services help high-net-worth clients establish strategic structures to preserve their wealth as well as their legacies.

With our office as the nominee shareholder of your BVI or Cyprus company, you retain your full position as a beneficial owner while simultaneously enjoying complete confidentiality concerning your offshore company.

Our private wealth team partners with family trusts and companies throughout the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands to establish a custom structure that meets all of your goals for charitable giving.

Utilising our team as the registered office for your private trust company is a solution laden with benefits for ultra-high net worth families.

Our expert immigration lawyers in Cyprus specialise in providing effective and efficient immigration and tax advice to clients throughout the world. We help clients achieve their residency and citizenship goals by procuring a specific work permit or residency permit.

Our clients with BVI companies, funds, and trusts may take advantage of our safe custody services for sensitive documents such as wills, deeds, and registered share certificates.

Cyprus companies take advantage of our tax planning services to stay ahead of advance rulings from authorities and make informed business decisions. We help eliminate uncertainty surrounding tax liability for upcoming transactions so that our clients can plan accordingly.

Our trademark registration services in the Cayman Islands include a trademark search, an application in the appropriate jurisdiction, and monitoring cases of infringement after your trademark is registered. We can also assist you with transferring ownership of an existing trademark.

Our team is an offshore leader when it comes to both the establishment and administration of all types of trusts in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

We help private clients ensure wealth across generations by developing plans for both estate planning and investment structures.

We provide comprehensive services for clients wishing to purchase, finance, or register a yacht in the British Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands.