British Virgin Islands vs Malta

Malta is the up-and-coming EU onshore domicile for hedge funds, but how does it compare to the BVI, one of the Caribbean's stalwarts?

On the face of it the differences between the British Virgin Islands and Malta are very slim.

The British Virgin Islands is a well-established off shore (although I am now told that in today's political climate I should say 'international') centre based in the Caribbean.

Malta by way of contrast is a Mediterranean Island, hitherto known more for tourism than as a financial centre. Malta's recent claim to fame is that it became a full member of the European Union on 1 May this year and now promotes

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