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Ocorian's Grant Barbour named in eprivateclient's '50 Most Influential' practitioners list 2019
2018 | 11 Dec 2018

We are delighted to congratulate our Global Head of Private Client, Grant Barbour, for being recognised as one of the 50 most influential practitioners in the private client industry.

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Ocorian launches Dubai-based fund administration service
2018 | 10 Dec 2018

Ocorian is now regulated by the DFSA (Category 4 licence) to provide a full range of fund administration and accounting support services for domestic funds in UAE.

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Wealth preservation and transmission in Côte d’Ivoire
2018 | 29 Nov 2018

Kenny Curpen, Director of Private Client at Ocorian Mauritius debriefs on his presentation focussing on wealth preservation and transmission at the SEIP Conference in Côte d’Ivoire last month.

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Long-term visa system approved in UAE
2018 | 28 Nov 2018

In a bid to engineer a more attractive investment environment, the UAE Cabinet has approved a long-term visa system for a range of disciplines including investors and entrepreneurs and has provided the criteria that need to be met for in order to qualify.

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South Africa based Business Development Director Alan Witherden to sit on panel discussion at African Agri Investment Indaba, 27-28th November, Cape Town
2018 | 27 Nov 2018

African Agri Investment Indaba is the global meeting place for agricultural investment in Africa, bringing together key stakeholders to share views and insights on what is most likely to shape the trends in food and agribusiness on the continent.

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Ocorian regional CEO Richard Arlove to deliver talk, 'Mauritius: crafting the right environment for AI in Africa' at World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show, Mauritius
2018 | 26 Nov 2018

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.

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ICSA Visits: Ocorian Mauritius promotes company secretarial initiatives
2018 | 22 Nov 2018

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.

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Change of Leadership at Ocorian
2018 | 21 Nov 2018

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.

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Ocorian to attend LPGP Connect - Women in Private Debt, London, 2018
2018 | 20 Nov 2018

The event aims to give insights on the role of women in the private debt asset class, highlighting that - as research indicates - a diverse workplace positively impacts business development.

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OECD Peer Review results on preferential regimes: Mauritius tax regimes not harmful
2018 | 19 Nov 2018

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.

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Explored: The Role of a Facility Agent
2018 | 19 Nov 2018

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...

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Ocorian licence extends Middle East service to give clients access to ADGM financial free zone
2018 | 15 Nov 2018

In a further expansion of its Middle East offering, Ocorian is now licensed in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM) to deliver a full suite of corporate services, management consultancy, accounting and tax consultancy services.

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How a surge in airline defaults is driving restructuring activity in securitisations
2018 | 15 Nov 2018

With a number of high profile airlines defaulting on loans and falling into liquidation, restructuring activity in securitisations is continuing to increase across the aviation financing industry.

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Why is now the time to invest in Dubai real estate?
2018 | 14 Nov 2018

It is now increasingly easier and affordable to own real estate within the Emirate of Dubai...

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Update: More details released for long-awaited UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law
2018 | 08 Nov 2018

The Decree Law no.19 of 2018 (or FDI Law) will change the business landscape within the UAE, catalysing Foreign Direct Ownership (FDI) within the country.

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Ocorian to attend STEP Arabia Conference in Abu Dhabi, 11th November
2018 | 08 Nov 2018

STEP Arabia seeks to address key issues that are faced by private investors of the United Arab Emirates when conducting personal investments and educate investors on the significance of careful estate and trust planning.

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Family governance in the UAE - DIFC Foundations
2018 | 06 Nov 2018

In March 2018 the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) introduced the Foundations Law DIFC Law No. 3 of 2018, for the establishment of foundations in the DIFC.

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10 reasons for setting up a Family Office
2018 | 05 Nov 2018

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...

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Both Mauritius and the UAE enter global top 20 in World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report
2018 | 01 Nov 2018

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.

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Mauritius - Africa's investment hub
2018 | 31 Oct 2018

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.

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