Grey Matters: Kevin F. King, “Cutting internet gambling’s Gordian knot: geolocation and federalism...

Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1433634 Abstract:Over the last decade, internet gambling regulation has begun to seem like an impenetrable problem – a Gordian knot –...

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...

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...

Cayman hedge fund liquidators not welcome in US?

First the US housing market unexpectedly threw the asset-backed investment world into a tailspin. Now, seemingly adding insult to injury, a pair of decisions from a prominent New York federal court have raised quite a fuss by ruling that the Cayman liquidators of two Cayman-registered hedge funds would not be recognised in US bankruptcy courts.

The Cayman Islands Directors Association Guiding the way

Sidebar Information: The Cayman Islands Directors Association During the period 2000 to 2008 the number of alternative investment funds registering in the Cayman Islands increased dramatically.This...

Hedge Funds Care – shining a bright light into dark corners

The stories are difficult to hear and impossible to comprehend. Pre-pubescent girls are forced to provide ‘favours’ for male visitors to their homes in return for drugs or are left alone for days at a time to fend for themselves while drug-addicted parents party. Three minors were all impregnated by the same adult male. The girls were expelled from school because of their ‘condition’. A child from a loving home is sexually molested and beaten by a group of older boys at his school.

CIFSA update

Sidebar Information: CIFSA The past few months have been the most active and intense period in the Association’s five year history. As the attacks on our...

The Fight Against International Corruption – Other Jurisdictions

Side Bar - Other JurisdictionsSingapore Corrupt Practices Investigation BureauEstablished: 1952www.cpib.gov.sg Hong KongIndependent Commission Against CorruptionEstablished: 1974 www.icac.org.hkNew South Wales, AustraliaIndependent Commission Against Corruption Established:...

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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.”

The attractiveness of the Cayman Islands to Asian companies

Over recent years, the Cayman Islands has proven itself an increasingly popular jurisdiction of choice for the incorporation of companies owned or operated by parties in Asia, with the following being some of the key reasons for such popularity.

Steady as she goes…

Although our year to date sales figures cannot possibly keep pace with previous years due to the decrease in foreign investment, we would describe...

Chamber on a global mission

That’s what the Cayman Islands has to maintain to withstand these rough and tumble economic times, members of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce heard from Cayman Island Governor Stuart Jack earlier this year.

Onshore’s Greatest Hits – Pressure on OFCs Nothing New

Back to story > Why fiction is clouding fact: Efforts taken by offshore centres to tackle financial crimeThe assault on offshore financial centres isn’t...

Madoff: Red flags

The US$50b fraud by Bernard Madoff’s investment advisory and broker-dealer firms had an equally outsized list of red flags. Several ways in which Madoff carried out his operations were not only highly unusual but also gave him more discretion over his operations and subjected his activities to less scrutiny than a typical investment adviser or broker-dealer. Notably

Effective risk management is not proprietary: The disclosure paradox

It has long been accepted that risk management is a core competency for generating absolute returns within a hedge fund strategy. Prior to the market downturn, hedge fund managers were able to diffuse investor requests for greater transparency in risk-management practices. However, investors, directors and regulators have been startled by the scope and magnitude of losses resulting from the market downturn and credit crisis, as well as recent breaches of fiduciary trust.

Agricultural commodities: the perfect storm

Paul Michael Jenkins, senior Investment Advisor with Bateman and Company Ltd continues his series of articles focusing on investment trends for the difficult year...

Madoff: A Riot of Red Flags

Back to story > Madoff: Red Flags Greg N. Gregoriou & François-Serge Lhabitant, Madoff: A Riot of Red Flags (Jan. 2009)available via http://faculty-research.edhec.com/jsp/fiche_document.jsp?CODE=1234770344525&LANGUE=1 Greg Gregoriou and...

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...

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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.

Why fiction is clouding fact: Efforts taken by offshore centres to tackle financial crime

Sidebar:Onshore's Greatest Hits - Pressure on OFC's Nothing NewIn December 2008, the British newspaper The Observer ran a story that pointed the finger of...
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