Isle of Man wins the 'Best International Finance Centre' for second year

11 October 2021

The Isle of Man’s Financial Services industry won two industry awards at the 2021 ‘International Investment’ Awards, which were held virtually on 7th October 2021.

The Isle of Man was named ‘Best International Finance Centre’ for the fourth time in the past five years. Finance Isle of Man also won joint first place (with RL360) for the ‘International Campaign of the Year’ award for the “Captive Isle of Man” campaign in association with the Isle of Man Captive Association.

Additionally, Isle of Man based companies have won multiple awards in industry categories including David Kneeshaw, Group CEO, IFLG winning Personality of the Year (Industry) Award for the second year.

Michael Crowe, CEO, Finance Isle of Man, commented:

‘The Isle of Man has always been proactive and at the forefront of global finance. We are proud to be a jurisdiction of choice for private clients and intermediaries across the world. The Best International Centre award reflects the collaborative work of the industry, the Government and the Regulator to create the right business environment and make the Isle of Man a great place to do business.  

‘I am pleased that through successes such as this, we demonstrate the strong working relationships between Industry and Government. We continue to work together to understand, support and contribute to the quality and professionalism of our financial services sector.’

Simon Pickering, Head of Insurance and Pensions, Finance Isle of Man, commented:

‘Winning this award is a mark of acknowledgement and recognition of the Isle of Man Financial and Professional Services industry. We are an Island that doesn’t stand still and we are constantly looking at how we can support and develop our already established Financial Sector. Our Insurance Industry making up over 19% of GDP, we are collaborating with stakeholders to develop a very appealing Insurtech innovation hub.

‘I am delighted to receive the award for the International Campaign of the Year. It was a 5 month collaboration with the Isle of Man Captive Association and the industry champions on creating new and insightful content.’