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Study claims State shelters more multinational profits than the entire Caribbean... read more
The TCJA will likely increase offshore tax avoidance and increase the incentives for companies to move jobs and operations offshore. ... read more
France is proposing a rule change that would make life a lot harder for UK banks after Brexit.... read more
A new discussion paper by a leading UK think-tank, which seeks to dispel the myths surrounding international financial centres (IFCs) and calls for a more “rational debate” around the essential function of IFCs in facilitating global trade.... read more
Would the world be a better place if offshore finance didn’t exist?... read more
A UK MP has dismissed claims that Jersey politicians successfully lobbied Parliament to withdraw anti-secrecy proposals that threatened the finance industry – and says he is confident he will persuade the States to introduce the measure.... read more
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Foundation Companies: Cayman's Newest Offering
  Foundation Companies (FCs) are Cayman's newest offering for private wealth and commercial structuring. (01/05/2018)
The New Data Protection Law in the Cayman Islands
  A robust standard for the use and misuse of personal information has become an absolute prerequisite, especially for large financial centres like the Cayman Islands. (30/04/2018)
Cayman: Leading Innovation and Setting Global Standards
  With the right balance, we can enjoy the benefits of innovation and the protections of an appropriate regulatory structure. Cayman’s approach to smart FinTech regulation can strike that balance. (30/04/2018)
Cayman: Turning International Scrutiny into Opportunities
  Cayman Islands’ ability to ‘weather the storm’, that is, maintain its commercial success while complying with an ever-increasing barrage of global initiatives, tells the true story of why the jurisdiction remains a leading international finance centr (29/04/2018)
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A Caribbean Future
  "What could happen to our beloved Caribbean if we blithely saunter down the low road and let others deliver our future?," asks Avinash Persaud, Chairman of Elara Capital in London & Barbados. (01/06/2018)
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)
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)
Barbados: Rediscovery of Purpose
  "Barbados will need to make giant steps in its economic and financial plans and policies to respect and maintain its legacy of confidence, stability and a strong regulatory ethos," writes Sir Trevor Carmichael, Q.C. (01/11/2017)
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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)
The Bahamas: Compliance and Innovation in Lockstep
  Tanya McCartney discusses the evolution of the Bahamas cornerstone product and service offerings, including trusts and funds and reveals her views on regulatory change. (01/11/2017)
Considering the Future of The Bahamas as an IFC: Adapting to Change
  International financial centres such as The Bahamas find themselves balancing the demands for transparency and disclosure of information against compliant clients’ legitimate concerns about the attendant loss of privacy and personal safety. (29/08/2017)
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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)
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)
The Bermuda Stock Exchange: Strong, Stable and Thriving
  Following the modernization of its regulatory and operational infrastructure in 1993, the BSX has emerged as a leading niche focussed exchange supporting the listing and trading of a variety of capital market instruments. (19/09/2017)
Trump to the Left Of Us, Brexit to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With You
  2017 is likely to be a critical year for Bermuda, with a general election fast approaching, a significant national debt, and heated political exchanges on issues ranging from same sex marriage rights to private finance initiatives. (29/08/2017)