Vistra Corporate Services (SEA) Pte Ltd (“Vistra Singapore”) has now been awarded a Gold ACCA Approved Employer – trainee development accreditation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”).
This prestigious accreditation means that ACCA recognises the learning opportunities Vistra Singapore provides for its employees working towards the ACCA Qualification. We were assessed against a number of best practice and development standards.
The advantage of becoming an 'ACCA approved employer – trainee development' is that Vistra Singapore can now decide whether or not our trainees can take advantage of the Performance Objective exemption available to students when working for an Approved Employer. This exemption...
Vistra is excited to announce that they have embarked on a season long title sponsorship of Hong Kong based, Typhoons Rugby Football Club, otherwise now known as the Vistra Typhoons!
Vistra Typhoons hail from the long standing Hong Kong Typhoons RFC, whom have been in action since 1994 – winning silverware every year since then, either in Hong Kong competitions or whilst on tour.
The sponsorship is part of Vistra’s ongoing commitment to their corporate social responsibility in both Hong Kong and the global community. To kick off the 2016-17 rugby season, Vistra hosted a ‘Meet the Players’ evening at their offices on the 23 September 2016; it was the perfect opportunity for Vistra staff to meet some of the ‘Phoons’ players,...
Vistra has announced its instrumental role in one of the highest profile and most complex private equity transactions of 2016 – the acquisition of Thomson Reuters' IP and science business by Baring Private Equity and Onex Partners for $3.55bn.
In total, all 64 Vistra offices were involved across 41 distinct jurisdictions. Vistra was able to help overcome extreme complexity and provide integrated corporate secretarial and governance assistance during the transaction.
Commenting on Vistra Jersey’s involvement, Arjan Schaapman, Group Managing Director International Expansion / Corporate & Private Clients, said: “Vistra was delighted to assist with such a significant transaction. The co-operation between the 64 offices in 41 different...
Vistra has expanded its corporate services business in South East Asia with the opening of a new office in Malaysia, located across the border from Singapore in Medini, Iskandar Puteri, Johor.
The office will offer a typical range of corporate services for Malaysian companies, including corporate secretarial, accounting, tax compliance and payroll services. The office will also offer consultancy services to assist international corporations setting up operations on the ground in Malaysia.
Chris Burton, Managing Director, Singapore commented on this development:
“Malaysia has traditionally been a commodity based economy but has recognised the need to diversify itself, most specifically into financial services and into the IT sector...
Michael Shue, Executive Director, Trust Services of Vistra Hong Kong gave his thoughts on the Panama Papers in the August edition of the Business BVI magazine.
Titled “The other side of the Panama Papers”, Michael pointed out that despite the media frenzy on the Panama Papers leak, only a small minority of them were implicated in any wrongdoing in proportion to the huge amount of documents and data leaked.
He reinforces that offshore companies are an important part of global business, and a few offshore entities or trust caught being used for illegal activities should not stop the legitimate use of such structures by the majority of businesses or individuals who use them for genuinely valid reasons.
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