The fourth quarter of 2013 has been one of accolades for the Cayman Islands as the country rated extremely high in four respective surveys and reports conducted by internationaly recognised entities like Knight Frank, a global leader in luxury property, HSBC-the 'worlds bank', The Banker Magazine and the Offshore-i report from law firm Appleby Global.
Jeremy Hurst, Associate Broker at the IRG Ltd office in Grand Cayman says; “We at IRG Ltd are thrilled about the accolades. Of course we were overjoyed when the Knight Frank Global Lifestyle report showed Cayman sharing 2nd place, but then the excellent ratings just kept coming, the HSBC report, the Banker Magazine and now the Appleby report. We at IRG Ltd always make every effort to market the Cayman Islands as the wonderful place it is to call home. With reports like these we can now show investors that they make the right decision when they purchase and invest in Cayman”
In our news release of October 28th IRG Ltd looked at the Knight Frank Global Lifestyle Survey which was based on the lifestyle requirements of high net worth individuals who are considering a potential location alongside the recommendations of their advisors. The final results put the Cayman Islands second (in conjunction with Mallorca and Geneva) after Dubai won gold in the lifestyle rankings of twenty three prime residential markets.
The HSBC Survey of 7000 expatriates compared 37 popular offshore locations on 40+ lifestyle factors like income, work/life balance and social life. Again Cayman came out on top in the region and fourth internationally.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Cayman Islands has been ranked the best specialised financial centre in the world, according to The Banker magazine.The recent rankings show Cayman still ahead of its closest rivals, Jersey and Guernsey. The results are based on data from a range of sources, including financial market indicators, economic potential and business environment factors.
The Cayman Islands national newspaper, the Caymanian Compass of November 13th reported on the Appleby-i report where the Cayman Islands maintained its position as the most popular offshore jurisdiction for mergers and acquisitions by accounting for 39% of total offshore deal value. Even better news is that the Islands’ attractiveness continues to grow.
With daily international flights, world class dining, some of the best beaches in the world, a strong financial and economical core, excellent schooling and a climate that is all round fantastic those looking to invest in real estate in Cayman can have everything they want when it comes to a safe, secure and quality lifestyle.
A view of George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands and Seven Mile Beach towards West Bay