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Ideal Geographical location for investment services

Advantages & opportunities to investing offshore via Cyprus (EU):

Using its geographical advantage, Cyprus has quickly positioned itself as a true financial hub and professional services centre. In turn, it has become an ideal gateway and platform for conducting business and investments to Europe (EU and non-EU such as Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS), as well as neighbouring markets in the Middle East and North Africa. Indeed, it is not only physical proximity that is a benefit, but close historical and cultural connections to all these regions, therefore an excellent grasp of business practices, understandings and relations – geographically, Cyprus is at the crossroads of these regions, so naturally it has had ongoing connections and communication throughout history. This then makes Cyprus a much more attractive location for professional services and investments, able to combine both offshore and onshore business activities.

Key benefits of geographical location:
  • Appropriate time zone (GMT+2) for conducting business throughout the region; Europe and the EU, Russia and CIS, as well as Middle East and Africa
  • Accessibility and platform for travelling to these neighbouring markets
  • Exposure and awareness of Cyprus as a financial and professional services centre throughout the region
  • Communication channels for regional and international news and current affairs. In fact, major sources such as Reuters have their regional headquarters in Cyprus
  • Cyprus is unique in that it is the only European Union Member geographically in Asia and the Middle East; also maintaining cultural similarities and excellent diplomatic relationships with both the West and East
  • Cyprus proposes excellent possibilities as an efficient logistical and distribution centre in the region, facilitating trade (and business relations) between Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia

Throughout history, Cyprus has been a stepping stone between Europe and Asia, Middle East and Africa. In the modern world, Cyprus has become the ideal gateway for business activities and investments to the region; European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa.

A historical perspective

Located in the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East-Asia and Africa, Cyprus has for centuries been a strategic stepping stone and trading partner for major world powers, such as the Golden Age of Greece, Roman Empire, British, Byzantium, Frankish, Venetian, and Ottoman. Other nearby nations have also been in close communication and interaction, such as the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians and Arabians.

Naturally, this has left a lasting legacy on the country in terms of historical and cultural influence. At the same time, the local Cypriot people had little choice but to greet each foreign visitor with an open mind; flexibility, tolerance and generosity. Over the many years, this has transformed into an insatiable appetite for business, trade and tourism-hospitality. In many ways, this provides the foundation for its modern position as a financial, professional services and investment business hub.

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Advantages & opportunities to investing offshore via Cyprus (EU):
Cyprus: EU, Eurozone & Commonwealth | Ideal Geographical location for investment services | Geopolitical stability & business friendly Government | Macroeconomic resilience & growth | Well developed infrastructure for investment services | Restructured Cypriot banking sector | Most favourable tax planning system in the EU | Cyprus International Business Company (IBC)