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The Cayman Islands - A jurisdiction of choice

A successful offshore jurisdiction requires political and economic stability, tax neutrality, a responsive and fair legal system, a sound regulatory framework and highly skilled service providers.  The Cayman Islands is recognised as a major international financial centre with leadership in a number of areas, including top international banking centre, the world's leading domicile for offshore hedge funds, the second largest captive insurance centre and a world leader in structured finance.

As a result of being a preeminent offshore jurisdiction, the Cayman Islands are able to attract talented accountants, lawyers and administrators who are able to offer investors a wide range of services.  The Cayman Islands has a variety of different industries which Grant Thornton serves.


The industries we serve

Captive insurance

The Cayman Islands is the second largest offshore centre for captive insurance and is the number one jurisdiction for healthcare captives.   In addition to healthcare insurance, captives will also insure workers compensation and other risks. Grant Thornton Cayman specialises in the audit of captive insurance companies, from those insuring small groups of individuals to large single parent captives, group captives and SPCs.  All of our partners, managers and audit seniors have considerable experience in this field and understand the issues facing captive insurance companies and the industry. 


Investment funds

The interest in investment funds by sophisticated and high net worth investors has grown significantly over the past decade, and the Cayman Islands are the industry leader for new fund formations.  Even in recent difficult years, the Cayman Islands fund industry has remained robust with only a relatively small downturn in active funds since they peaked in 2008.  Grant Thornton, Cayman Islands and Grant Thornton in onshore jurisdictions specialize in the audit of investment funds. 


Other industries

In addition to captive insurance and investment funds, the Cayman Islands have a number of other industries which Grant Thornton serves.  Grant Thornton boasts expertise in the audits of other regulated companies such as company managers, insurance managers and trusts, as well as local industries such as food and beverage, tourism, strata companies and many more.