Office Locations Luxembourg
British Virgin Islands
Overview The SHRM Group of Companies (“SHRM”) has evolved since the mid 1990s into a highly specialised provider of trust and corporate services. Our offices are situated in four different continents and span the world’s major time zones. At SHRM we operate a ‘boutique’ financial services company working in conjunction with our clients to help deliver a bespoke solution to their trust, corporate and mutual fund needs. Our global presence affords us the opportunity to comprehensively service our clients’ financially diverse and often dynamic requirements.
Hong Kong Luxembourg
British Virgin Islands
We are licenced and approved by the BVI Financial Services Commission (“FSC”), holding a Class 1 General Trust Licence, and we are a Luxembourg licenced and regulated Corporate Domiciliation Agent, Registrar Agent and Financial Sector Administrative Agent, through the Luxembourg Financial Services Commission (“CSSF”). Commitment to our clients is second to none. SHRM believes in a tailored service to each client’s individual wealth planning needs and objectives. We have a dedicated multi-lingual team who are constantly striving to ensure that these goals are achieved to the satisfaction of our clients.
Our commercial expertise and knowledge coupled with our network of professional relationships allows us to fully utilise the benefi ts provided by the fi nancial centres from which we operate. Our team of experienced professionals have actively worked and been involved in the fi nancial services industry for many years.
Hong Kong Luxembourg
British Virgin Islands
We’re ready to provide our services to you, regardless of what time zone you’re in. We cover multiple jurisictions around the globe. HONG KONG Hong Kong is a highly attractive place to do business and consistently heads the Index of Economic World Rankings. Hong Kong has experienced continued growth and popularity with major worldwide Corporations listing on its Stock Exchange and compares very favourably to the leading financial centres of New York, London and Tokyo. It is internationally recognised as the gateway to conducting business in China due to its geographical proximity and its cultural similarities which is further enhanced by its excellent financial and legal infrastructure. As of 1st July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China after the British Government formally handed over sovereignty. The legal system of Hong Kong is English common law supplemented by locally enacted Ordinances. There is a bilingual legal system with Ordinances being translated into Chinese, however English will continue to prevail. Under the “One Country - Two Systems” philosophy, Hong Kong has executive, legislative and independent judicial power.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS The British Virgin Islands (BVI), situated about 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, is a Dependant Territory of the United Kingdom, which enjoys responsibility for its own internal self government. The BVI is the region’s most stable, prosperous and secure territory. The Country enjoys the important added benefi t of having the US Dollar as its currency, thereby offering a special combination of fi nancial, economic and political stability. There are no exchange controls. By location and time zone (GMT -4 hours), the BVI is strategically placed to serve the global fi nancial markets of the Americas, Europe and Asia. Ever since pioneering the International Business Company (IBC) legislation in 1984, the BVI has become one of the world’s leading corporate domiciles and has grown into a widely recognised and reputable international fi nancial centre. The BVI has an independent judicial system based on English common law. Due to the size of the offshore industry in the BVI there is a constant dialogue between the private and public sectors which shape the jurisdiction’s regulatory landscape, and laws and regulations are routinely developed in consultation with the private sector. The BVI enjoys a reputation as a true international business centre with thousands of clients utilising the jurisdiction for the provision of Corporate, Fund, Trust and Shipping matters. SHRM holds a Class 1 Trust licence since February 2005, granted by the Financial Services Commission.
LUXEMBOURG The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a founding member of the European Union, is a leading provider of fi nancial services to the international business community. The country is home to the European Investment Bank, the European Court of Justice and several other notable European institutions. The jurisdiction has expanded from a traditional centre for private banking to become the second largest domiciliation and management centre for investment funds globally. Luxembourg’s economic, political, legal and regulatory environment provides a stable and ﬂ exible framework for conducting international business. Its position at the heart of Europe provides a multi-lingual environment with a global perspective. Luxembourg has an extensive network of double tax treaties as well as attractive corporate and indirect tax regimes providing for a range of regulated and unregulated investment vehicles, including the SOPARFI, Securitisation Vehicle, SIF and SICAR, as well as a benefi cial IP regime. SHRM is a Luxembourg licensed and regulated Corporate Domiciliation Agent, Registrar Agent and Financial Sector Administrative Agent through the Luxembourg Financial Services Commission (“CSSF”).
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand has been a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) since 1973 and is renowned for its fair and stable legal and political institutions. New Zealand has a reputable business community and an excellent communication and business infrastructure. The jurisdiction enjoys political and economic stability and is an independent British Commonwealth country. The legal system is based on English common law and its trust law is similar to that of other common law jurisdictions. New Zealand is an increasingly popular choice for non-residents looking for a reputable domicile to assist with their investment holding, estate planning and asset protection needs. International wealth, tax and trust service providers are utilising New Zealand’s legislative taxation framework through the use of Trusts, Limited Partnerships and more recently the Look Through Company (LTC) regime. These vehicles offer many of the advantages and benefi ts common in other jurisdictions and provide a viable alternative to wealth planners seeking an “onshore” jurisdiction that is an OECD member country.
SINGAPORE Singapore is a multi-cultural cosmopolitan city that is consistently ranked alongside Hong Kong, as one of the world’s easiest places to conduct business. The jurisdiction possesses a sophisticated network of banking, fi nancial and legal services making it a leading international fi nancial centre and one of the world’s freest economies. It is internationally recognised as an Asian Regional Hub due to its geographical proximity to the rapidly developing countries of India, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Singapore is also a top transportation hub for sea and air cargo with its busy container ports hosting 200 shipping lines with links to 600 ports in over 120 countries. The Singapore Government is well known for its consistent and long standing pro-business policies whilst promoting its key features of integrity, quality, reliability, productivity, rule of law, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Companies benefi t from a range of Double Taxation Agreements and many Free Trade Agreements whilst being served by over 500 local and foreign fi nancial services fi rms and institutions and more than 4,500 companies, offering a plethora of business services such as audit and accounting, management consulting, market research, legal and human capital services. As a result Singapore continues to experience growth and popularity with the international fi nancial and business communities.
Services Corporate • • •
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Formation and administration of onshore and offshore Companies; Provision of a comprehensive range of company secretarial services; Maintenance of statutory records, compliance with local filing and other statutory requirements, holding of Shareholder(s’) and Director(s’) meetings; Accounting services; Opening of Company bank accounts; Assistance with audit process.
Fiduciary • • • • • • • • •
Provision of Directors and/or Managers; Provision of Shareholders; Representation and participation on Board of Directors or Board of Managers; Provision of Independent and Non-Executive Director; Provision of statutory auditor; Advice on selecting appropriate banker(s) and financial advisor(s); Establishing bank accounts for both corporate entities and individuals; Acting as bank signatory and independent functionary of the client and their banker(s); Maintaining and letting property, either for investment or for personal use.
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Establishment and administration of various types of Trusts in the BVI and New Zealand including, discretionary, purpose and VISTA Trusts (Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act); Establishment and Administration of Private Trust Companies (PTC’s); Provision of Directors and Management of underlying companies; Consultation and communication with legal advisers, auditors, financial advisors, portfolio managers and banks, as and where appropriate.
Funds • • • • •
Authorised Representative of BVI Mutual Funds; Incorporation of fund structures; Administration of funds; Provision of advice regarding new regulatory requirements under SIBA, 2010; Management and supervision of mutual fund structures including provision of directors, company secretary, share registrar and compliance services with regards to local filing and other statutory requirements.
Family Office • • • • • •
Establishment and administration of appropriate Corporate and Trust structures; Incorporation of fund structures; Advice on selecting appropriate banker(s) and financial advisor(s); Establishment of bank accounts for both corporate entities and individuals; Provision of bank signatory services and independent functionary of the client and their banker(s); Property management services, either for investment or for personal use.
Hong Kong Reid Thurlow, Director
SHRM Financial Services (HK) Limited Room 2207-9, 22/F, Tower 2, Lippo Centre 89 Queensway, Hong Kong t: +852 2110 9957 f: +852 2110 9959 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shrm.lu
British Virgin Islands Ronan Kuczaj, Director
SHRM Trustees (BVI) Limited Trinity Chambers, P.O. Box 4301 Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands t: +1 284 494 8445 f: +1 284 494 8729 email@example.com www.shrmbvi.com
Luxembourg Alex van Zeeland, Director
SHRM Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A. 64 rue Principal L-5367 Schuttrange, Luxembourg t: +352 26 36 571 f: +352 26 36 572 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shrm.lu
New Zealand Richard Johnston, Director
SHRM Trustees (NZ) Limited 202 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand t: +64 9 361 6701 f: +64 9 361 6702 email@example.com www.shrm.lu
Singapore Reid Thurlow, Director
SHRM Corporate Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #04-15/16 UE Square, Singapore 239917 t: +852 2110 9957 f: +852 2110 9959 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shrm.lu
Hong Kong Luxembourg
British Virgin Islands