NSBI named Best Business Development Agency - Canada
Friday, January 30, 2015
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is honoured to be named Best Business Development Agency - Canada in the Acquisition International Hedge Fund Awards 2015.The Hedge Fund Awards recognize the achievements of those working within the investment and financial services community. The awards pay homage to the leading professionals for going above and beyond in assisting their clients with managing their wealth, planning for the future of their business or their family and for providing sound advice in all areas of finance.
Nova Scotia continues to gain global attention through its ongoing success in attracting top-tier hedge fund administrators, insurance firms, and banking institutions.
With a strategic geographic location and time zone, cost savings, competitive incentives, and access to a talented, educated workforce, Nova Scotia’s advantages continue to drive value for international businesses like Citco Fund Services, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, and Marsh Captive Solutions. Companies continue to choose Nova Scotia as their strategic nearshore location to service global internal and external clients.
In naming NSBI Best Business Development Agency - Canada, Acquisition International was impressed with the agency’s commitment to promoting Nova Scotia as a great place to do business. NSBI’s efforts are clearly reaping rewards: Nova Scotia has recently welcomed another two new international firms – CNS Solutions (BDO Cayman Ltd.) and San Francisco-based Conifer Fund Services.
“What especially differentiates us in the eyes of our clients is our approach to facilitating long-term partnerships between industry, academia, and government,” said J P Robicheau, Director, Financial Services and Nearshore Solutions at NSBI. “Our job is to understand the client s needs when selecting a location. We understand that time is money when it comes to making critical decisions and we respond with real-time information that matters most to their needs.”
In 2012, KPMG recognized Halifax, the province s capital city, as the fastest growing hedge fund administration centre in Canada.
And, according to fDi intelligence, Financial Times Ltd., Nova Scotia was the best-performing region in North America in attracting inward investment in 2012. Nova Scotia attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) projects per capita than any other state or province, with three of the four largest job-creating FDI projects in Canada going to Nova Scotia.