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With over 300 staff located in our Mauritius office, we provide private client, corporate and fiduciary services to clients with ambitions in Africa and Asia.
“Our independence gives us unrestricted access to a network of the best providers of investment, banking and other services, allowing us to provide a flexible and commercial service." - Kevin Allagapen, Managing Director
Our services include the structuring, establishment and ongoing administration of Mauritian global businesses, trusts, limited partnership structures and foundations. We also offer a full-fledged turnkey solution for the administration of private equity and hedge funds.
Our Mauritius office provides a trusted and competitive platform for our clients to invest in the emerging markets of Africa, India and the Far East.
Mauritius is an international financial services centre of excellence for Africa and Asia. It offers a plethora of services in an ecosystem that enables business and investments in Africa and Asia. It also provides full protection of foreign investments through its legal framework and network of Investment Promotion Protection Agreements. Its OECD 'whitelist' status confirms the country’s adherence to international norms and standards when it comes to tax matters.
The island benefits from a convenient time zone (GMT+4), political stability, educated and multilingual workforce, hybrid and modern legal system and the absence of exchange control.
Wide network of IPPAs and DTAAs
OECD White Listed
No foreign investment
Politically and socially
No capital gains or
Fund Administrator of the Year 2017 - Private Equity Africa
Best Private Equity Fund Administrator Mauritius 2016 - Global Banking & Finance Review
Best Corporate Advisory Service Provider Mauritius 2016 - Global Banking & Finance Review
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The first in a series of Ocorian Forum presentations will be held in Mauritius on the 24th of January 2019 examining the impact and added value of the island's financial services sector with respect to business and investment in Africa.
'Companies to Inspire Africa' is a pioneering report, compiled by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). It showcases a selection of Africa’s leading private companies, with the most inspiring stories and strongest growth potential.
We spoke to Deepesh Patel, a writer at Trade Finance Global, a leading global firm specialising in trade and receivables finance, about some of 2018's key events impacting future trade on the African continent.
Ocorian's regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia will figure amongst the speakers lined up at the World AI Show scheduled on 28th and 29th November in Mauritius.
At Ocorian's Mauritius office this week, company secretarial matters received exceptional attention with key happenings coinciding with the visit of Simon Osborne and Theresa Minnie, respectively, CEO and Head of Outreach of ICSA: The Governance Institute.
After nearly 15 years as CEO of Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust), Nick Cawley will stand down from his position on 31 December 2018. He will be succeeded by Stuart Layzell, who is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
In October 2017, Mauritius, together with 52 worldwide jurisdictions, underwent a peer review assessment from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Forum on Harmful Tax Practices.
Following the recent introduction of Ocorian's Facility Agency capabilities to accompany our existing suite of corporate trust products, Ocorian's Director of Transaction Management, Chris Wilson, examines the key elements of the role in the evolving loan m...
There are an ever increasing number of Family Offices being set up by wealthy families. Below we take a quick look at some of the main reasons these offices are being set up...
Following the release of World Bank's Doing Business Report 2019, both Mauritius and the UAE have risen to 20th and 11th respectively in the 'Ease of doing business' global rankings.
As a renewed 'scramble for Africa' sees foreign investment pouring into the continent from governments and businesses across the world, Mauritius' role as an International Finance Centre is becoming integral for entities wishing to invest in the continent.
In an effort to decrease their dependence on developed countries, numerous African nations are employing a strategy of 'Import Substitution Industrialisation' (ISI) to increase their self-sufficiency in the manufacturing industry and stimulate domestic prod...
Ocorian's John Félicité will attend EMPEA's 'Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets' and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)'s 'Venture Capital in Africa' summits from 23-24th October in London.
As the UK government and business leaders continue to face uncertainty over Brexit and pursue a 'Global Britain' vision, Africa is finding increased favour as a destination for UK investment.
Following its acquisition of African and Middle East business services provider ABAX in April 2018, Ocorian launches a new package of services tailored specifically for those wishing to invest and operate into or out of the burgeoning AMEA region.
Mr De Klerk referred to Africa as the 'awakening giant', expressing the need for sound, capable governance on the continent.
The theme for this year's event is 'Innovative Partnering' and around 30 delegates, from 12 African countries will be present.
As we begin another financial year, we are pleased to announce the promotion of 49 staff worldwide; ten to Director level positions.
US private equity and real estate fund managers can now access a full range of specialist European and African fund structures and SPC investment vehicles with the appointment of investment specialist, Nicolas van Heule, as Director of North America operati...
Ocorian has completed its acquisition of ABAX Corporate Services, extending its service range and capability across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
South Africa might be the most developed economy in Africa, but it faces a lot of well-documented issues. Ahead of the STEP South Africa conference, Ocorian’s Global Head of Private Client - and native South African - Grant Barbour looks at how wealthy Sout...
Acquisition extends Ocorian’s international reach across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Ocorian, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase MAS International (“MAS”), an independent fund administration and corporate services provider.
Held at the Ritz-Carlton in Beijing from 24-26 April, this year's conference expects to welcome more than 300 of the most prominent Chinese private equity experts, spanning the entire investment spectrum from investors to managers, administrators to legal a...
CRS is the result of the drive by G20 nations to develop a global standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information. This follows the approach taken to implement United States ("US") FATCA.
A private trust company, or PTC as it is commonly known, is a useful vehicle to consider in the planning and establishment of trust structures for high net worth and ultra high net worth families. Rather than transferring assets to a professional service pr...
Following the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard on 1st January 2016, Ocorian's dedicated tax compliance and reporting team continues to proactively review the regulations and consider the potential implications for our clients.
Bedell Trust is once again one of the sponsors at the STEP Asia Conference which returns to Hong Kong for 2016 and takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 1 - 2 November, 2016.
Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust) has been named 'Trust Company of the Year' at the annual STEP 2016/2017 awards ceremony.
Bedell Trust, the leading award-winning provider of corporate, fund and fiduciary services, is pleased to confirm that the management buyout ("MBO") announced earlier in April 2016 has successfully received all regulatory approvals and completed on Monday 1...
Aircraft are capital intensive assets and as a result, the acquisition of an aircraft and its commercial benefits should be effected through a tax efficient structure. This requires acquisition through a vehicle which is in a jurisdiction with a reliable le...