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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

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 Read our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion     Paul B Miller, The Future for Business Trusts: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and American...

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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Two recent literature surveys on hedge funds offer useful summaries of the relevant academic literatures.

 

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Further assessment of the Iron Law of financial regulation: A postscript to Regulating in the DarkRoberta Romanoavailable at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2517853Abstract:In an earlier companion essay,...

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Keep up with the latest developments in Islamic Finance and Law.  Subscribe to the SSRN eJournal Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World.Thorsten...

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...

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...

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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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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.

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...

The Internet of Payments and the future of banking: Crisis and opportunity

Imagine a world where your washing machine can recognize it needs more detergent and orders it for you. Now imagine a world where your...
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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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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.”

Security vs. security: The trade-offs in financial surveillance

For decades, a number of regulatory programs aimed at the financial services sector have been recognized as threats to financial privacy. Taxation and financial...

Quarterly Review

Banking Offshore banking continues to decline The number of banks in the Cayman Islands dropped by 7 percent in 2015, compared to 2014. The 12-month decline from...

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...
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A primer on shadow banking

For many people, the term ‘shadow banking’ invokes images of something dodgy – perhaps dishonest bankers laundering money, criminals or terrorists. In reality, shadow...

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Read the article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine The Cyprus debt: Perfect crisis and a way forward, Wharton Working Paper No. 13-09Stavros A ZeniosAvailable...

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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