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The Irish Government has launched a public consultation to inform the development of a new strategy for the international financial services sector... read more
Hong Kong's plans to link up with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange may be delayed due to the huge imbalance between northbound and southbound trading of the Stock Connect, according to an equities analyst... read more
Barclays' private bank in Switzerland has dropped out of a US programme aimed at cracking down on wealthy Americans evading taxes through hidden offshore accounts, the British bank's market head for Switzerland said on Thursday... read more
“Vulture” hedge funds, which typically target distressed sovereign bonds, are set to turn their attention to other forms of public borrowing, in an attempt to keep forcing payouts from indebted governments... read more
The regulator has revealed plans to make executive and certain “controlled functions” at insurers subject to pre-approval in its latest consultation paper... read more
The Inland Revenue Department is taking aim at the use of New Zealand trusts by foreigners to shield their income and assets from tax in their own countries following pressure from its overseas counterparts... read more
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Latest Articles
The Isle of Man: Proud of its Place on the International Stage
  With the Isle of Man experiencing 30 years of continuous economic growth, Malcolm Couch examines the role the island's status as a leading financial centre played in achieving this remarkable statistic. (01/11/2014)
Q&A with Laurence Skelly, Minister for Economic Development, Isle of Man
  The financial services industry is the Isle of Man’s largest wealth creator. IFC speaks to Minister for the Department of Economic Development Laurence Skelly about the history and rapid development of this essential sector of the Manx economy. (01/11/2014)
New Regime for Foreign Companies
  Andrew Webb and Sophia Wong examine the changes to the Isle of Man's Foreign Companies Act. (01/11/2014)
FATCA – Why the Isle of Man is a Magnet for International Pension Plans
  With FATCA affecting every aspect of the financial services industry, Mark Kiernan examines the impact the far reaching legislation on the Isle of Man's international pensions industry. (01/11/2014)
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Fast-track Investment Funds Launched in Bermuda
  With Bermuda well known for its ILS offerings, Dawn Griffiths examines how the introduction of fast track investment funds will benefit the industry and increase interest in Bermuda as a fund domicile. (01/09/2014)
Bermuda: Quo Fata Ferunt
  Alex Potts examines how recent regulatory changes reflect Bermuda's commitment to growing its international financial sector. (01/09/2014)
Segregated Structures – An Offshore Innovation
  While segregated structures have been common place in offshore jurisdictions, Alan Dickson highlights the growing use of Segregated Portfolio Companies in Asia to structure investments into China. (01/04/2014)
In the Chair with Mark Simmonds MP
  Part of Mark Simmonds MP’s remit at the Commonwealth Office is providing support for the Overseas Territories. IFC Media spoke to Mr Simmonds about what this support entails, particularly with relation to IFCs. (01/03/2014)
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The Global Citizen – The Wealth Management Opportunity
  Dominik Zunkovic considers the options available for HNWIs looking to take advantage of economic citizenship programmes. (01/10/2014)
Looking Through the Porthole to Maltese Citizenship
  Following the passage through parliament of Malta's Citizenship by Investment programme, George Mangion considers the benefits of acquiring Maltese citizenship. (01/10/2014)
Malta - Using Innovation to its Advantage
  David Borg examines how Malta has transformed itself from a tourism dependent economy to the vibrant financial centre it is today. (01/07/2014)
Q&A with Maltese Minister for Finance Prof Edward Scicluna
  Financial services now stand as one of the main pillars of the Maltese economy. IFC Media speaks with Minister for Finance Professor Edward Scicluna regarding the rapid development of Malta as an IFC. (01/04/2014)
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Jersey: Future Proofing
  Following five challenging years for Jersey, Kevin O'Connell examines how the island is future proofing its financial service offerings. (01/07/2014)
The Rule in Hastings-Bass Under Jersey Law
  Mason Birbeck examines the rule in Hastings-Bass, as applied under Jersey law, which has its origins in the English courts and has been a hot topic among those working in the Jersey fiduciary sphere. (01/12/2013)
A Question of Trust: Jersey and Guernsey Trust Law Evolves
  Paul Matthams examines recent changes to trust legislation in both Guernsey and Jersey, showcasing their continually evolving and sophisticated regimes. (01/06/2013)
Jersey: A Matter of Fact
  Geoff Cook discusses the shift of attention by larger nations around the world towards International Finance Centres as they seek to boost their tax revenue, and the public misunderstanding that has resulted from it. (01/06/2013)