Curaçao has been a true financial center since 1954. Due to its long time activity in this area, the island has developed an infrastructure well suited for international finance, investment banking, shipping registration, mutual funds and others alike.
Key factors for Curaçao as a financial center are:
• As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the legal system is linked to the Dutch Supreme Court in The Hague;
• Supervision of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten provides complete security and stability;
• Investment protection treaty eligibility as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
• Tax system is linked to well-known regulations and incentives of the Netherlands and other EU member countries.
Investment and other financial companies conduct a wide range of international banking transactions for individual, institutional and corporate clients throughout the world. In addition, the international banks operating in Curaçao offer a broad range of commercial banking services. The banks that are represented in the international financial sector represent various countries, among them the Netherlands, Venezuela, France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX)
The international securities exchange that lists bonds, equity and funds is licensed by the Minister of Finance. This stock exchange operates under supervision of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten. The DCSX is known for its efficient listing procedure, civil legal framework and supervision (which makes it a listing destination of choice for this region ). For more information visit their website at http://www.dcsx.cw/