Innovation in payment systems

The past decade has seen a veritable revolution in retail payment systems, with the development of online and mobile payments, and new peer-to-peer systems....
Kabul Bank

The Kabulbank Scandal: Part III

The Kabulbank scam may be the largest theft of depositor money per capita the world has ever experienced. Kabulbank was Afghanistan’s largest bank when...

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Read the article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine CFR: Data privacy in financial affairs is important in large part because we worry what governments...

Grey matters: Douglas J. Cumming and Na Dai, “Capital flows and hedge fund...

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1441505Abstract:This paper introduces a cross-country law and finance analysis of the regulatory impact on the...

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This paper examines the literature on offshore financial centres and multilateral efforts at limiting competition. It concludes that, without strong enforcement capacities from the very beginning, the multilateral approach is vulnerable to bilateralism. The paper proposes several solutions, including the creation of a unique international body dealing with all issues raised by OFCs, or the adoption of a “unitary taxation” system or a “Financial Transparency Index.”

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The Long Arm of Section 337: International Trade Law as a Global Business Remedy, American Business Law Journal (forthcoming) Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Stephen...

Grey matters: Marios Clerides and Constantinos Stephanou, “The financial crisis and the...

Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1431223Abstract:This paper briefly reviews the causes and propagation mechanisms of the global...

Grey Matters: Ankur Poddar, Swati Aggarwal and Peeyush Razdan

 Ankur Poddar, Swati Aggarwal and Peeyush Razdan, “The future of bank secrecy and Switzerland” (11 August 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1460713Abstract:      The paper...

Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks

Main Story: Grey Matters Pab Jotikasthira, Christian T. Lundblad & Tarun Ramadorai, Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks...

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 Corporate shams, New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, 2012, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-09,available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2035057 Many people – perhaps most...

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Tax havens have attracted increasing attention from policy-makers in recent years. This paper provides an overview of a growing body of research that analyses the consequences and determinants of the existence of tax-haven countries. For instance, recent evidence suggests that tax havens tend to have stronger governance institutions than comparable non-haven countries. Most importantly, tax havens provide opportunities for tax planning by multinational corporations.

How regulation led to disruptive innovation in retail banking

Since the outset of the global financial crisis, the banking industry has been subject to dramatic regulatory policy change designed to restore stability and...

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Are cryptocurrencies super tax havens?Omri Marian, 112 MICH. L. REV. FIRST IMPRESSIONS (forthcoming 2013)This short essay describes the mechanisms by which cryptocurrencies – a...

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Niall Coffey, Warren B. Hrung, Hoai-Luu Q. Nguyen & Asani Sarkar, The global financial crisis and offshore dollar markets, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, vol. 15, no. 6 (October 2009) available at http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci15-6.pdf

Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t)

Main Story: Grey Matters Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t) (26 Jan 2010).  Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1542829 AbstractThe “Great Recession”...

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The ABCs of hedge funds: alphas, betas & costs
Roger G. Ibbotson, Peng Chen, & Kevin X. Zhu

Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=158155


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Read our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion Michael Barzuza, Market segmentation: The rise of Nevada as a liability-free jurisdictionVirginia Law and Economics...

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CFR's quarterly round up of academic texts making headlines...

Anguilla’s indigenous banking crisis: An in-depth analysis and lessons for the region

On Aug. 12, 2013, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank took control of Anguilla’s two indigenous banks, the National Bank of Anguilla Limited (NBA) and...

Private banking in Asia – a survey

Main Article:Grey mattersGunter Dufey, Private banking in Asia - a survey, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1463261AbstractThis survey focuses on some unique aspects of private banking and...