MT.COOK has recently opened an offshore branch company in Port Villa, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. Shortly after doing so, we applied for, and received a Securities and Derivatives Dealing License. As such, our company has now been registered with the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission, and also with the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit as of February 2016.

This license is considered an “offshore license” for dealing in securities and has capabilities similar to those in other traditional offshore centers such as Mauritius, British Virgin Islands, and Curacao etc. Vanuatu is quickly becoming a highly sought after jurisdiction due to its enabling pro-business legislation.

Our primary purpose in obtaining this license, was to further our provisioning of liquidity and credit services to certain clients and market participants.