October 2019
Direct from Asia Pacific's Leading Midshore Business and Financial Centre.
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Ibrahim Sani of Astro Awani (CH501) talks to Labuan FSA Director-General, Danial Mah Abdullah on Labuan IBFC and his hopes for the jurisdiction.​

The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC), which was established 29 years ago, has continued to become a financial and business jurisdiction of choice in Asia.​

Labuan is set to be the first territory in Malaysia to meet the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan’s target by 2020, ahead of previously scheduled 2023.​

The growing popularity of family offices in Asia is changing investment habits among the ultra-rich as they seek to preserve wealth for future generations.​

Dear All

As we kick off the last quarter of 2019, it’s a pleasure to note that Labuan IBFC has continued to grow during the first half of the year with the banking sector recording a 23% increase in total deposits now amounting USD10 billion via the 55 banks licensed; clearly a sign of confidence in the jurisdiction.

In insurance, we are now home to 217 licensees which collectively reported a higher retention ratio of 64.5% compared to 59.1% year on year. With foreign premiums standing close to 60%, these numbers simply reinforces Labuan IBFC’s role in the Asian risk management landscape. For more details read the exclusive interview with Labuan FSA’s Director General, Danial Mah Abdullah.

We are on the road again, this time back again in Singapore for the Asian Captive Summit 2019 and the Asian Captive Awards ceremony. It’s great to have a strong cohort of Labuan intermediaries nominated for the awards, so watch this space! Changing tack, we will then be at the World Blockchain Summit Dubai, then back in Singapore for the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference.

Until next time, hope you enjoy this edition!

Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC Inc

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Provision of a neutral platforms to facilitate cross-border investment, parties around the world with differing laws, regulations and tax systems can do business with each other.​

Wealth managers will have to review their offshore service propositions in lieu of an expected rise in high net worth (HNW) demand, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.​

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