Highest company registrations since the financial crisis

Cayman’s company formations sector grew in 2017, with the number of new incorporations and total companies on the registry having increased at the year’s...

Taxation matters in Bermuda

There is a common misconception in the “onshore” world that jurisdictions like Bermuda and Cayman, actually have no taxes at all – so called,...

Beneficial ownership reporting in the United States?

The 115th Congress is seriously considering imposing a beneficial ownership reporting regime on American businesses and other entities, including charities and religious congregations. Two...

Not for love or money

The next time you meet your Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO), spend a moment to chat with them and to fully understand the demands...

The top 25 Initial Coin Offering jurisdictions and their comparative regulatory responses

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) provide unprecedented liquidity and efficiency for capital formation while minimizing transaction cost. While ICOs have historically allowed primarily crypto start-ups,...

Book Review: Will blockchain remake accounting, the internet and the world?

Civilization is founded on trust. A welter of research over the past two decades has shown that high trust societies grow more rapidly than...

Blockchain and Cayman’s real estate industry

While readily admitting that I am not the world’s expert on the subject of Blockchain, I would like to acknowledge that I am starting...

Chile should give the OECD the cold shoulder

In its never-ending quest to implement a statist version of globalism, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recommended that Chile undertake...

Risk management regarding offshore trust planning

In today’s world there must be risk management for all offshore planning, not just with regards to trusts. Trusts, however, must be established properly...

Will U.S. tax reform kick off another round of beneficial tax competition?

When Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher slashed top personal income tax rates in the 1980s for the U.S. and the U.K., other nations were...

The birth of economic liberty in the Anglosphere

Many of the world’s wealthiest jurisdictions are part of the Anglosphere. But why? Is there something special about the United Kingdom that produces prosperity?...

Hurricane Irma highlights BVI’s need for reforms

After Hurricane Irma devastated the British Virgin Islands last September, more than 150 financial services workers and their families came to the Cayman Islands...