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The growing trend of 'buying passports' is sparking concerns over global security and illicit financial activities, especially as small nations cut the price of citizenship as competition heats up and disasters hit their economies, boosting the need ... read more
Economists find that 40% of the profits of multinational corporations are shifted to tax havens. The volumes are increasing. ... read more
The taxman estimates that 50,000 people engaged in schemes that allowed them to avoid paying income tax by using a complex structure involving loans from trusts based overseas.... read more
The enormous uncertainty around a new regime that may incur severe penalties to HNWs is baffling advisers and clients alike.... read more
Prosecutors will argue that Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, hid income and offshore accounts from U.S. authorities while earning tens of millions of dollars as a political consultant in Ukraine.... read more
If Theresa May fails to secure a deal for Britain’s exit from the EU, the party political system could collapse under the pressure of a “major political crisis” according to one Tory Remain rebel.... read more
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Caribbean IFCs and the New World of Cyber Risk Management
...after decades of ‘flying under the radar’, there is now much greater transparency and knowledge globally of where Caribbean International Financial Centres (IFCs) are, what they do and who makes use of them.
Antigua and Barbuda: The Number One Choice for Second Citizenship
After considering various options to jumpstart the economy after the 2008 economic crisis, the government saw the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) as the most effective way to bring back foreign direct investment.
Belize at a Glance: Companies, Trusts and Funds
A look at three of Belize’s most successful business vehicles; the Belize International Business Company, the Belize International Trust and Belize mutual funds.
Doing Business in Jamaica: Investing in Jamaica
Jamaica has shown significant growth in its business environment through the implementation of numerous reforms and initiatives aimed at simplifying procedures and regulations for doing business on the island.
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.
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.
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Latest Articles
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)
Is Blockchain Barbados’ Next Innovation Strategy?
  Given both the exponential growth and potential uses of DLT, it is clear that this area presents substantial opportunities for Barbados to implement strategies to attract business in the financial marketplace in keeping with its aim to grow and expa (31/05/2018)
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 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)
Latest Articles
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)
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)
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)
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)
Reimagining the BVI Advantage
  Diligent, vigilant and resilient: Hélène Anne Lewis discusses the BVI ’s determination to excel as an international finance centre. (01/11/2017)