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...

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 ...
 

Germany: ‘Unprecedented political chaos’

Germany has plunged into unprecedented political chaos,” a headline dramatically proclaimed in the prestigious international Foreign Policy magazine in the wake of the German...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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. 
Graphic made up of photos of European landmarks on the left merging into a photo of Greece on the right.

Turning Europe into Greece

Sixteen years after faking its fiscal numbers and nine years after the onset of its sovereign insolvency, Greece has finally managed to officially “exit”...

Chaos in Britain and Europe? Not so fast …

An observer of current United Kingdom and European Union politics can be forgiven for thinking that right now all is chaos and upheaval. In...

Myth and reality in Switzerland

Reputation is gold. One can live off it. Switzerland does. The country is renowned for discretion, rule of law and stable institutions. Ten years...

Macron’s fine line to walk

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton, Queen Elisabeth II, Madonna. These are some of the names revealed in the...

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...

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.

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...
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