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Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City (CCDC), a special economic zone developed by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), is designed as a centralised global commodity and derivatives market and the first dedicated commodities and derivatives centre in the Americas’ time zone.
CCDC offers the mechanism for financial services businesses of all sizes and stages of development to establish a genuine physical presence quickly and efficiently in the Cayman Islands. The globally recognised free zone offers readily available fully serviced office spaces, bundled concessions, and ongoing business support for financial sector professionals — including fund managers, investment managers, virtual asset traders, and prop traders — so that they can focus on innovation, growth, and sustainability.
CCDC offers a significant advantage for US companies that trade on a variety of exchanges around the world, some of which might not be accessible from within the United States. Setting up a genuine physical presence in the Cayman Islands with CCDC allows virtual asset businesses and traders access to a full complement of global exchanges.
Surround yourself with like-minded Investment Managers, Fund Managers and Virtual Asset Traders and benefit from being part of our extensive network and frequent networking opportunities.
Over 75 financial services sector companies have taken advantage of CCDC’s investment incentives, unrestrictive immigration pathways, business support, and turn-key solutions. Approximately 75% of companies established within CCDC are either proprietary investors or managers of virtual assets focused funds.
“Global finance and FinTech sector businesses like to see that the Cayman Islands has a well-regulated and globally recognised free zone that features an expedited business licensing regime, bundled concessions, and ongoing business support. CCDC's growing finance and FinTech community has now become an attraction in and of itself – innovators, entrepreneurs, virtual asset traders, and global business leaders want to be a part of this vibrant, cutting-edge ecosystem. By setting up a physical presence with CCDC, finance and FinTech businesses will not only be compliant with global standards but will also positively impact Cayman's sustainable future and growing knowledge-based economy.” – Charlie Kirkconnell, Chief Executive Officer at CEC
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) issues and redeems the Cayman Islands currency and plays an advisory and regulatory role. CIMA also focuses on protecting the reputation of the Cayman Islands as an International Financial Centre.
Committed to continually enhancing the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority's position as a financial services regulator.
Meet others, like you, who have made the move and are operating a genuine offshore physical presence in the Cayman Islands with Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City.
The beaches are awesome and the work-life-balance is so important for our team's productivity.
Chief Operating Officer at WBM Corp SEZC
We were looking at jurisdictions all over the world and Cayman offered really big factors for us. The tax neutrality has allowed us to build out the business.
Chief Executive Officer at SilverStream SEZC
Making it easier to integrate an offshore entity into its US parent corporation. The tax neutral jurisdiction also enables us to reinvest more of our revenue back into the company.
Vice President of Kowala SEZC