Conference Reviews & Information

The Cayman Financial Review sponsors various Cayman related financial industry sector Conferences. The Cayman Financial Review will regularly review these and other conferences and provide in depth conference information on recent and pending conferences.

Private fund performance after the Dodd-Frank Act

The American private fund industry is a significant representative of Wall Street’s interests and regulating hedge funds was a politically sensitive undertaking since the inception of the industry 

 

Money Laundering challenges in the MENA Region

 The Arab countries comprising the Middle East and North Africa – often referred to as the MENA region – have seen lately series of revolutions in efforts to fight corruption, maintain proper governance and implement political and economic reforms.
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Regulatory sandboxes for Fintech

In November of 2018, Cayman Islands Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers announced that her ministry is planning to implement a regulatory sandbox for digital...

Stateless income and offshore financial services centres

Read our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion The Cayman Islands and other offshore financial services centres are sophisticated business locales, well situated...

Public maladministration and land markets

The fallout of the improper disposals of Crown lands in the Turks & Caicos Islands has led to all manner of legal actions to unravel the past illegal transfers, as well as transparency and governance reforms designed to minimise the risks of similar events occurring again. 

 

Grey matters

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

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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...

AIFMD: Taking stock and next steps


On 11 November 2010, after nearly two years of lobbying and debate, the European Parliament adopted the final text of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Towards a global asset-backed currency

There is an urgent need to rethink the basis of the world’s monetary arrangements. The end of the dollar standard is in sight. Its end will be hastened if the deadlock in Congress on US fiscal policy continues. Also, the dollar’s reserve currency role is already dangerously over-extended.

Should companies always fess up to corruption?

Famed financier Warren Buffet once advised, “Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.”  Obviously, self-interest could lead the barber to recommend at...

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.

Offshore financial centers in the global capital network

Some authors suggest that tax competition between governments is as productive as competition between firms, while others argue that it creates a free rider economy and increases inequality. 

 

 

Will the trust revolution make lawyers redundant?

What differentiates modern economies such as those of present-day Europe and North America from their primitive ancestors of 500 years ago? People living today...

Grey matters

 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...

The age of compliance

Although financial service providers had understood and applied the fundamental proceeds of crime legislation and industry codes, the regulations mandated the creation of policies and procedures, and more importantly specific “roles” for employees. In the matter of months, risk managers became money laundering reporting and compliance officers.

To list or not to list…Taking private equity public:

In a market traditionally focused on funds and banks, the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) has recently expanded its services to support new issues and start-ups. The principal reason for seeking a listing is to raise new funds for establishing or growing a business.   

 

Quarterly Review

A lengthy political wrangle over proposals to fundamentally change the Cayman Islands election system finished in a dramatic tie vote that raised questions about the unity of Cayman’s Progressives-led coalition government. 

 

OECD Watch

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has gradually carved for itself a central role in global tax matters over the last two...

Exactly whose side is your lawyer on when

There is little doubt that the face of the investment fund industry has changed significantly over the past two years. The statistics show, however, that whilst the industry has been impacted by the global economic crisis, like virtually every other industry, it has perhaps fared better than most and might well have been kinder to investors (Bernie Madoff-type funds aside)
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