Des Johnson, CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA (“Centaur”), joined a delegation of Bermuda Business Development Agency (“BDA”) representatives in New York on 17 May. This BDA invitation-only event was staged before an audience of 100 senior investors, including asset managers, hedge fund, private equity and institutional investors. Michael Bloomberg, former New York Mayor and founder of Bloomberg LP, opened the forum, titled “The Future of International Business Deals: How to Position for Long-Term Growth.” Some core discussions included:
- How investors can effectively deploy, protect and grow their capital in a rapidly evolving business environment.
- The impact of impending U.S. tax and regulatory reforms and the potential cascading effect on trade policy and the flow of funds around the world.
- How global businesses can take advantage of international opportunities in the midst of current geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainties.
The event hosted by Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley as well as Finance Minister ET (Bob) Richards and Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons. They were accompanied by senior representatives from Bermuda’s international business sector to raise awareness of Bermuda as a pre-eminent international finance centre, one that offers significant opportunities for onshore businesses. “It was great to be part of such a successful and informative event,” commented Des. “Centaur has enjoyed remarkable growth with our recently established Bermuda office, which enables us to enhance our service offering to our North American clients. The BDA have done a huge amount of work in advancing Bermuda as a leading international business jurisdiction and we are delighted to be an integral part of this growing market. ”