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Wealthy individuals in Belgium are increasingly liquidating a popular Luxembourg investment fund amid pending law changes meant to discourage stashing wealth offshore.... read more
The European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová announced her intentions to bring forward a report on citizenship-by-investment to the Autumn, which will seek to issue new, more stringent guidelines... read more
HMRC is consulting on plans to alter the way it charges fees to the businesses it supervises under money laundering regulations, saying its income from this needs to increase by 80% - 100% to cover the costs of a significant number of new staff... read more
Sanctions to the left, proposed taxes to the right, Russia’s super-rich face big decisions both at home and in the UK... read more
Pakistan is to auction off a fleet of 88 luxury vehicles from the prime ministerial protocol after the new prime minister, former cricket star Imran Khan, declared he would live “a simple life” in office... read more
UK government proposals to make directors liable for tax debts when a company becomes insolvent should only apply when the company has evaded, as opposed to avoided, tax and should not extend to shareholders, a tax expert has said.... read more
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The International Securities Market: Milestones to Measure Success
The International Securities Market (ISM) is a flexible, global platform for international companies and worldwide investors. It operates as a separate market of the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) and offers international securities trading for qualif
Barbados: Committed to Maintaining its Standing as a Jurisdiction of Choice
Barbados' H Wayne Lovell discusses what is a very difficult balancing act for IFCs -- preserving an attractive business environment while complying with BEPS and EU initiatives.
On Global Tax Matters Boardroom Uncertainty Prevails
US Tax Reform, BEPs, taxing the digital economy: PwC's David Prestwich tackles some of today's key global tax issues and quandaries.
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
The Bahamas continues to pursue its vision to be a globally competitive international business centre for wealth management, residency, capital investment in the Americas and emerging markets. Its ability to realise this vision has much to do with a
Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend
Investment Funds in Bermuda: Winds of Change
2018 is likely to be a year of change and opportunity for Bermuda generally, and for the investment fund, asset management, insurance and legal sectors in particular.
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Latest Articles
The New BVI Limited Partnership Act
  Despite having been hit by two major hurricanes in September 2017, the BVI continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a leading IFC with the enactment of the new Limited Partnership Act. (01/07/2018)
Going for Global Growth: Why China Chooses the BVI
  According to one of the lead economists, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is and will continue to be the most important and impactful macro-economic undertaking in the world, for at least the next 10 years. Also, based on Baker McKenzie’s latest repo (29/06/2018)
The Appeal and Efficacy of Private Trust Companies
  "Legal advisers in international finance centres have devised an efficient vehicle that permits the modern settlor ‘control’, ‘confidentiality’ and ‘capacity’, explains the BVI's Hélène Anne Lewis (01/05/2018)
What May the Trump Presidency Mean for the Future of International Financial Centres?
  Simplification of the US tax code, FATCA, De-regulation, Immigration: Alicia Nicholls discusses the various implications of US Tax Reform for IFCs. (01/12/2017)
Latest Articles
The Big Debate: How Credible are Tax Haven Blacklists?
  Fran Hendy, International Lawyer and Treaty Negotiator at Invest Barbados presents her stance. (31/07/2018)
The International Securities Market: Milestones to Measure Success
  The International Securities Market (ISM) is a flexible, global platform for international companies and worldwide investors. It operates as a separate market of the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) and offers international securities trading for qualif (30/06/2018)
Barbados: Committed to Maintaining its Standing as a Jurisdiction of Choice
  Barbados' H Wayne Lovell discusses what is a very difficult balancing act for IFCs -- preserving an attractive business environment while complying with BEPS and EU initiatives. (30/06/2018)
Barbados: Ongoing Challenges
  Sir Trevor Carmichael discusses Barbados’ current socio-economic challenges, the government’s Sustainable Recovery Plan 2018 and some of the IFC’s most recent successes. (01/06/2018)
Latest Articles
IFCs, ICOs and Blockchain: Time to Pay Attention
  IFCs are, to put it mildly, ‘at odds’ when it comes to cryptocurrencies. (31/07/2018)
By Accident or Design: Bermuda’s Unique Variation Provision
  Much of Bermuda’s current legislation is based on English equivalents. However, from time to time, there are differences between English and Bermuda legislation that create unique opportunities. (01/07/2018)
Investment Funds in Bermuda: Winds of Change
  2018 is likely to be a year of change and opportunity for Bermuda generally, and for the investment fund, asset management, insurance and legal sectors in particular. (29/06/2018)
Q&A with David Burt, Premier and Minister of Finance, Bermuda
  IFC Caribbean spoke with David Burt, the Premier of Bermuda to gauge his views on the misrepresentation of offshore by the wider media and to ask how IFCs can convince the world of their value and legitimacy. (01/05/2018)
Latest Articles
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
  The Bahamas continues to pursue its vision to be a globally competitive international business centre for wealth management, residency, capital investment in the Americas and emerging markets. Its ability to realise this vision has much to do with a (29/06/2018)
Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
  Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend (29/06/2018)
The Bahamas: Clearly Focused
  "We have to be in a state of continuous improvement to ensure that we remain aligned with international standards. The work does not stop,” explains Tanya C. McCartney. (01/06/2018)
What May the Trump Presidency Mean for the Future of International Financial Centres?
  Simplification of the US tax code, FATCA, De-regulation, Immigration: Alicia Nicholls discusses the various implications of US Tax Reform for IFCs. (01/12/2017)