- A Protected Cell Company (PCC) is one of the most popular
companies offered in major offshore financial centres.
A Protected Cell Company is able to segregate its assets into
different cells (portfolios) within that company and protects
each cell from the liabilities of any other cell.
This structure allows for the segregation of risks,
assets/liabilities of different individuals and/or corporate
entities under a shared structure.
- This legal segregation is often described as ‘ring fencing’ and
is the main attraction of PCCs, thus making a PCC a very useful
vehicle for any investment entity with various investment
portfolios, where each has its own investment strategy and risk
The PCC also simplifies administration and reduces costs of
operation. A PCC is also attractive when investors are not
common in each portfolio.
Common uses of PCC/SPC
Collective investment funds
It is necessary that such companies require applicable licences
(like insurance licence or a fund licence) in respect to the
activity or activities to be conducted by the PCC in accordance
with the laws of the jurisdiction where they conduct their
Popular jurisdictions for setting up PCC/SPC