Where We Do it
Curaçao – Your #1 Financial Services Hub
Strategically located in the heart of the Americas and with access to the European Community through its status as a member state of the Dutch Kingdom, Curaçao is an excellent location to serve as an international financial center. Curaçao, in combination with other first-class business jurisdictions, is ideal for serving the Latin-American market.
We have lined up the main benefits of using Curaçao as your fiduciary hub:
- The Financial Services sector is the most important pillar of our economy, which means that excellent physical and financial infrastructures have been in place for many years. Being one of the first jurisdictions in the world to offer international legal and financial services – dating back to 1930 – we have highly qualified personnel, an attractive fiscal climate, a solid legal and financial system and a multilingual background.
- Due to our strong and stable economy, we have guaranteed access to leading foreign currencies such as USD and EURO.
- As a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and an associated member of the European Community, we have access to Dutch Double Treaty Agreements, and the Supreme Court of The Netherlands serves as our highest legal authority.
- A high-speed infrastructure provides reliable global communications through five deep-water fiber optic cables. Numerous high-end technology companies, pension funds, development banks, and institutional and private investors have therefore chosen domicile in Curaçao.
- The Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten regulates the financial services industry in close cooperation with the Dutch Central Bank, guaranteeing our reputation as one of the leading international financial centers with excellent security and stability.
- Curaçao is FATF and OECD compliant and also adheres to all rules and regulations of the EU.
- Our government enforces up-to-date regulation for combating money laundering, accepts and enforces KYC regulations under EU standards and applies all directives in connection with the BEPS Report (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting).
- In 2001 Curaçao adapted its fiscal laws and was removed from all official lists of so-called ‘tax havens’ and since 2004 it enforces corporate governance in accordance with international standards of compliance and director’s accountability.
- Accountancy and auditing work is done strictly under the acceptable accounting principles of the Dutch GAPP, the US GAAP and the IFRS.
- The Dutch Caribbean Stock Exchange (DCSX) is an international exchange for the listing and trading of domestic and international securities. It is a timesaving and cost-efficient facility for international and local corporations and investment funds, providing a quality alternative to the regional exchanges in other Caribbean jurisdictions. Its integrated and robust platform sets the stage for the successful listing and trading of Funds, Companies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s), creating substantial market awareness and prestige for your company.