After Brexit

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU marks a historic shift in the nation’s relationship not only with Europe but with the world. In...

The fight of the EU against tax avoidance – beyond BEPS

With the European Parliament showcasing its commitment to combat tax havens as well as tax avoidance and the European Commission pursuing state aid infringement...

Fiscal lessons: Ten years without the Swedish inheritance tax

Sweden might not have much to teach other countries about tax policy. The tax-to-GDP-ratio of 42.8 percent (2013) exceeds the OECD average by nearly...

The war against cash in Europe

There are good reasons why the debate on cash is heating up right now. While European governments and central banks have stepped up capital controls...

The fiscal crisis in Portugal continues

The fiscal crisis in Portugal is not over. The structural problems that led to the current situation are likely to remain in place for...

Combating tax evasion in times of crisis in Greece

Greece is the European country that has been most in the spotlight after the breakout of the financial crisis in 2008. It was the...

What investors want.

As part of a series of seminars for independent directors of Cayman Islands investment funds, the Cayman Chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) invited three representatives ...
 

Transparency

At January’s 2010 International Funds Conference, hosted by Stuarts, Krys & Associates and RBC Wealth, a panel debated transparency as it applied to the...

Business Outlook tackled complex times

The 2010 Cayman Business Outlook took place on Thursday 21 January this year addressing the theme of “Prospering in a Grave New World.”Presented by...

Challenges in developing a new financial architecture: Overview of the Financial Times Global...

Efforts to create a new operating framework that will enable the world to navigate out of the current financial crisis, and prevent such a catastrophe from recurring, are fraught with their own challenges. 

Preparations being made for funds conference at Ritz

Preparations are well under way for the meeting of the International Tax Planning Association at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at the beginning of December. To people attending a conference, the entire event seems to happen spontaneously and without any prior preparation.

Captive insurance enjoys spotlight at 2009 conference

The Cayman Islands captive insurance sector welcomed a large number of visitors to its booth during the Risk and Insurance Management Society 2009 annual conference and exhibition, despite reduced visitor numbers.The three day event, held at the Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida, from 20-23 April, 2009, saw over 7,300 visitors ranging from risk and insurance management executives to brokers, insurers and service providers.  

Risk, greed and dissimulation

At a time of international dissatisfaction with the global financial services industry, now seen by many as the result of reckless behaviour by some...

STEP Caribbean conference

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is known for its active schedule, and this year was no different, kicking off the spring with...

GAIM Ops Cayman belies gloomy economic mood

This year’s GAIM Ops Cayman conference may have been scaled back in size with 250 attendees making up about half of last year’s turnout, but the more intimate setting did not succeed in reflecting a mood of austerity – quite the opposite. In fact the three-day conference, dedicated to the operational issues facing the hedge fund industry, and held at the Ritz-Carlton beginning on 27 April, was decidedly upbeat.

Cayman Business Outlook Summary

As we struggle to deal with this financial tsunami, it is painfully obvious that the global financial crisis we are enduring today is rooted...

International Fund Conference Review: Positive in the face of adversity

The organisers, Stuarts Walkers Hersant, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cayman National Funds Services, hosted a full-house with a roster of speakers of international calibre. Attendees were impressed by the level of expertise exhibited by internationally renowned economists, lawyers and liquidation specialists sporting a veritable alphabet soup of qualifications

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