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The ISM Advantage


International best practice and a cost-effective structure – together with the backdrop of Barbados’ comprehensive investment & tax treaty network – combine to position the International Securities Market (ISM) as the global exchange of the future in the Western Hemisphere.

The ISM is based in Barbados, a caliber holiday destination and a trusted financial center for international business. The island offers a treaty network of double taxation agreements (DTAs) that is unmatched – in scale and scope – in the Caribbean. For the global business community, this is particularly attractive: use of a Barbadian corporate vehicle grants tax-efficient investment protection when conducting business in a treaty partner jurisdiction.

The ISM is complemented by the ancillary support of Barbados’ International Business and Financial Services (IBFS) sector. The IBFS sector is comprised of internationally recognized law firms, Big 4 accounting firms, chartered banks and trust companies that support subsidiaries of several leading international corporations. Further, professionals within the sector are internationally certified, well-educated and well-traveled – appreciable features that ensure continuity in the levels of technical, administrative and professional support that international companies have come to expect.

The combination of right-sized regulation, quality service providers, a cost-effective and tax-efficient market structure and Barbados’ world-class reputation coalesce to position the ISM as an ideal market for the future’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies.

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