Navigating Cross-Border Challenges for Estate Planners and Wealth Managers

Cook Islands Barrister Reuben Tylor will feature at the final STEP New Zealand Seminar for 2023. The seminar, held on Wednesday November 29, will delve into ‘Cross border issues with matrimonial/relationship property agreements and the Cook Islands relationship property trust.‘ Tylor will be presenting alongside Israel Vaealiki, a partner in the Private Client and Trusts […]

Cook Islands Finance Announces Platinum Sponsorship For ABA Family Law Conference

ABA Conference Platinum Sponsor

Cook Islands Finance, the government agency responsible for promoting and developing the financial services industry within the Cook Islands, is pleased to announce its Platinum Sponsorship for the ABA 2023 Section of Family Law Fall CLE Conference. The event is scheduled to take place from October 11, 2023, to October 14, 2023, at the Omni […]

Investing in our Future: Empowering Students at Careers Expo 2023

Career Expo

Cook Islands Finance were pleased to share the career pathways available in the financial services industry with students at the annual Cook Islands Ministry of Education Careers Expo. Around 400 Year 11-13 high school students were in attendance at the all-day event, which saw government agencies and private companies give attendees an inside guide into […]

4XC – Providing the very best forex trading conditions

Cook Islands Finance met with Anatoli Makejev of 4XC, one of the most popular CFD Trading Platforms in the World. The company is licensed as a money changing business by the Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission and has an office in the Cook Islands. The 4XC Team has more than 20 years of experience across […]

5 myths about offshore debunked

5 myths about offshore debunked

Puai Wichman, founder and CEO of Ora Partners in the Cook Islands, had his article titled 5 Myths and Misconceptions about Offshore Trusts Debunked published by Crain Currency. Contrary to common misconceptions, offshore trusts offer unique benefits, stronger asset protection, enhanced privacy, and access to skilled professionals. Costs are outweighed by asset safeguarding, while legal […]

Compliance and the Cook Islands Financial Services Industry

The Cook Islands Trust Industry: Compliant with International Standards, Committed to Client ConfidentialityIn recent years compliance with with international requirements on money laundering and financial transparency to combat tax evasion and other financial crimes, has been high on the agenda of the Cook Islands government and at the forefront of the Cook Islands financial services […]

Private Trust Companies and the Cook Islands Solution

How Private Trust Companies in the Cook Islands Can Help Safeguard Your Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide Private trust companies (“PTCs”) are established with the sole purpose of acting as a corporate trustee to one or more family, or otherwise related, trusts and are becoming increasingly popular with settlors when deciding who to appoint as trustee […]

Simple and efficient vessel registration with Maritime Cook Islands

Maritime Cook Islands

The Cook Islands operates an Open Register for all vessels, including merchant and fishing vessels and commercial and private yachts. Maritime Cook Islands Limited performs the Flag State responsibilities on behalf of the Cook Islands government through the Ministry of Transport. Registrations are compliant with the Cook Islands Ship Registration Act 2007, IMO Conventions and […]

The benefits of setting up a Managed Trustee Company in the Cook Islands

Trustee Company

The ability to access the Cook Islands strong legal and regulatory framework as well as its independent and robust judicial system, without the need to establish a physical presence, has always been an option for those looking to carry on trustee company business in the Cook Islands. The cost of setting up and maintaining a […]

6 planning opportunities provided by Trusts

As the political movement to establish global transparency on tax matters continues, the confidentiality and privacy of one’s financial affairs remains uncertain. Whilst offering legitimate confidentiality and privacy, trusts have become, after centuries of use, the traditional vehicle for wealth structuring for many other reasons – reasons that encompass personal, business and philanthropic objectives. As […]