The first bubble – or bulb – that burst

Back to story > Investing: The end of traditionTulip mania or tulipomania was a period in Dutch history when contract prices for bulbs of the...

The offshore world: Past, present and future?

The reputation of many jurisdictions, or so called ‘tax havens’, has been attacked by other nations, most which fail to apply the same policies that they advocate for others. 

 

The various roles of the successful family office

As technological advances have eased international travel and communication, the homes, education, investments and business interests of high net worth families are no longer...

Grey matters

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...

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners: Cayman Islands stepping forward

Since its establishment in 1997, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Cayman Islands, otherwise known as STEP Cayman Islands, has been one of the most active private sector associations in the jurisdiction.

Current status of Islamic finance in the United States

Islamic finance is the fastest growing sector in the financial services industry, having grown by over 20 per cent annually in recent years, and estimates of current global Islamic banking assets under management range up to $1 trillion.

The role of payment card networks and the dangers of imposing price controls

Electronic payments in general and payment cards in particular are rapidly replacing cash and checks as the preferred means of making consumer as well as many business purchases. By enabling faster, more secure, traceable transactions, payment cards have been a key element in promoting greater integration of the world economy. 

 

 

European Union targets finance centers – again

The European Union is drawing up a “blacklist” of “tax havens” and is proposing measures for its member governments to use to attack them.This...

Captive collateral… are you leaving money on the table?

Due in large part to the financial crisis that has plagued the global banking system, letters of credit (LOCs) continue to be more expensive and harder to find. For those that are wondering “When are LOC fees going to go down?”

Highlighting how leading IFCs can support Africa’s economic development

It is our view that centers such as Jersey that can demonstrate their positive contribution to economic development, and package, administer and invest international capital at a competitive cost without dislocating domestic tax systems, will thrive.

 

Grey matters

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

Conference Review: Cayman Captive Forum 2008 Highlights

The agenda provided diverse, entertaining and educational sessions. Key note speakers Mr. James Bradley (author of “Flags or Our Fathers” a bestseller and a 2007 motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood, and son of John Bradley, one of the six boys who raised the American Flag on Iwo Jima in one of the most reproduced photographs in history) and Mr. Robert Stutman (former special agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration)

Cayman funds stand strong in new era of governance

With the global hedge fund industry transitioning into a new era of heightened regulation and stricter fund governance, the Cayman Islands are extremely well placed to respond to the associated challenges.

 

 

Dubai – the making of a financial centre


On any given evening, one just needs to take a stroll along the Dubai Creek to see the dhows that carry goods to and from as far away destinations as India and East Africa just as they did 100 years ago.
Deep State

The administrative state

King George III decried Thomas Jefferson in America’s Declaration of Independence “has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers...

Offshore financial centres and international development:

This article gives an NGO perspective on the role of offshore financial centres in global development and why it is in the self interest of OFCs to share information.

Cayman Islands property means spreading the risk

There are so many benefits that can be enjoyed by owning a property in the Cayman islands, not least of which is that it is a beautiful jurisdiction with year-round sunshine and just an hour’s hop from the States, so buying a home in the Cayman Islands should be at the heart of any investors wealth management programme.   

 

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