Accessing Capital in the Middle East

In the post-global financial crisis world, investors are demanding more rigorous regulation to protect their interests. However, at the same time, investors don’t want regulations that put managers in a straightjacket or weigh funds down with overly burdensome compliance requirements or costs.

OECD vs. OECD: Political appointees diverge from economic experts

One of the major challenges in combating the OECD’s work to undermine tax competition and eliminate financial privacy is that the organization operates in...

Security token offerings in the Cayman Islands

An increasing number of businesses are concluding that a security token offering (STO) is now the preferred approach to raise funds for their project,...

Relocating to Cayman

  Pressures from international regulatory bodies placed upon entities to show a physical presence in their offshore location has meant that the Cayman Islands are quickly becoming an attractive place for relocation.

Making offshore account holders disclose

Main Article:Grey mattersSusan C. Morse, Making offshore account holders disclose, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1489026 AbstractThis article considers the compliance issues raised by individual tax payer...

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...

The changing landscape of private fund investor due diligence

The importance of private fund investor due diligence in the investment allocation process, in capital formation and in private fund litigation has reached unprecedented...

The future of money.

Rapidly evolving technology and the most recent and ongoing financial crisis promise to significantly change the future of money. To look into the crystal ball for clues to its future, we must first agree on what money is.

Is a preapproval regime for complex financial products feasible?

Usually, discussions of the risks posed by complex financial products focus on the people and institutions that invest in those products. This ensures that...

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...

IFC Forum: Activities update

Our members come from the professional services and financial industries in small international financial centres.  In the Cayman Islands, our members include Appleby, Butterfield, Harneys, Intertrust, Maples and Calder, Mourant Ozannes, Rawlinson & Hunter and Walkers.

 

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     Paul B Miller, The Future for Business Trusts: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and American...

Creating the future together – how the Cayman Islands Investment Council is leading the...

The success of the Cayman Islands, both socially and economically, has historically been based on a unique partnership between the public and private sectors. In these challenging times these two groups are once again coming together to write the next chapter in the islands prosperity.

Hedge fund valuations: The importance of a robust process, applied with rigour

Politicians make much of sharing values with their constituents, though they struggle at times to elucidate precisely what those values are and what it is that is of value to both sides of the equation.

 

UK immigration policy and the economics of migration

During the 2010 U.K. general election, the campaign rhetoric promised to continue to “bring down net migration to levels observed in the 1990s, while ensuring that only economic migrants who bring the most value to the economy would be admitted.” 

 

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Substance over form: the sine qua non of international tax planning in the age...

In October 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued its report on its BEPS Project titled: OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit...

Which way, the stream of time? The 2010 economic and regulatory outlook for US...

If you are a hedge fund manager with ties to the United States, you have a full plate. Never mind the basic challenges of generating positive performance on your portfolios and profitably running your business.

Leading IFCs deserve credit

The British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are coping with increasing amounts of regulation and are working hard to obtain the credit many deserve for their response to the shifting regulatory agenda.    

 

Grey matters

The birth of the petroyuan, Sino-American currency contestation and the international monetary system: An institutional perspective on the political economy of currency choice in...
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