Multifaceted constitutional restructuring of the Dutch Kingdom

On the tenth of October of 2010, [better known to the people involved as ten-ten-ten], we have seen a fundamental change in the constellation of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The country the Netherlands Antilles –

Tactical Tourism – finding opportunities and making every moment count

If there is one thing we have learned about the tourism industry since 9/11, it is that there are no longer any hard and fast guidelines as to what will work and what won’t. The rule book as we knew it in the eighties and nineties has effectively been thrown out the window.

Cayman trusts: Past, present and future

Trusts are like the four-door sedan of Cayman’s financial services industry: they’re not sexy or built for speed, but they’re safe, comfortable, reliable and particularly good for families. 



Recent developments and regulatory

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way –  


Why financial privacy?

Financial privacy has come under fire in recent years. Although it is obvious that privacy cannot be a smokescreen for criminal behaviour, there is no reason why governments should know every financial detail of individuals and corporations under their jurisdiction without reasonable suspicion of such behaviour.   


Immigration reform – the past decade

The Cayman Immigration Law has changed perhaps more than any other legislation in the Cayman Islands’ history. It certainly has always been a controversial and well-debated topic.


FATCA statistics

Back to Main Story: The horse may have bolted … but 80,000-plus: the number of financial institutions that have registered with the U.S. government80-plus: the number...

U.S. considers border adjustable tax folly

One of the key separators between U.S. and European tax policy has long been the presence of value-added taxes. That might change thanks to...

Econ 101: Trade deficits

Responding to critics of the administration’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated on CNBC: “I think this is scare tactics...

Cayman Financial Review: Issue 16 Advertisers

> Admiral Administration> Aragon> Avalon Management Ltd> BDO Cayman> Brac Informatics> British Airways> Campbells Attorneys at Law> Cayman Airways> Cayman Islands Department of Tourism>...

FCPA Actions

Main Article: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Mourant plans merger with Ozannes

Offshore law firms Mourant du Feu & Jeune and Ozannes have announced their plan to merge. The resulting firm will be known as Mourant Ozannes...

One-Bank Approach

Main Story:‘One bank’ approach and global strength a boost for CaymanWith the importance of integrated business and the value investment banking can add to...

Cayman’s regulatory framework

One aspect of the Cayman Islands’ ascent as an offshore financial centre powerhouse that is often overlooked is its regulatory regime. 

The risk of ignoring business process maturity and automation

Back to Main Story:Know your score and get to the “sweet spot”  Below is a partial list of the many risks a fund faces...

Cayman Enterprise City

Cayman’s new business licensing modelRead our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion Cayman Enterprise City, the first technology-based special economic zone in the...

Cautious confidence in the CLO Market gives a boost to the US credit markets

At a time when global capital markets enter a fifth year of stagnation, one segment of the credit markets is seeing signs of recovery, and whilst the collateralised loan obligation market is not yet up to par with the pre-credit crisis peaks, the year to date has seen the highest level of activity since 2007. 


Countries Represented among Member Jurisdictions: G20, FSB, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Back to Main Story: Post-crisis regulation and supervision of the biggest banks by the biggest countries: Table 1County/Jurisdiction       G20 Member     FSB Member     BCBS...

Internationalization of the renminbi

In all of our conversation with Western investors, the conclusion drawn seems to be that China will likely have little choice but to print money aggressively, devalue the RMB, fiscally stimulate her economy, and basically follow the path trail-blazed by ...


History of petroleum licensing

Back to Main Story: The growing influence of the Islamic law and its economic rules: When the oil industry began in Russian Azerbaijan in the 1840s...
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