Cayman attractive for a new set of investors

There is an underlying disdain currently being expressed globally, especially within North America and Europe, with regard to the way they are being taxed, with rising taxes choking investment choices and stifling growth. Such pressures have encouraged investors to look for better ways to seek investment returns.  

 

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...

Finding balance in a tough economy

The scenario is no different when it comes to governments, with some of the largest economies in the world struggling with enormous deficits and record borrowing that have pushed some into teetering on the brink of collapse.

Varying the terms of a trust in the Cayman Islands

I took part in a telephone interview recently for a legal directory, in the course of which the question came up, as it does...

Past and present –

Just over six years ago marked the start of the current ‘financial crisis’ when two CDO hedge funds run by Bear Stearns that had large holdings of U.S. subprime mortgages declared that they were halting redemptions 

 

Data protection update

In an article published in the Cayman Financial Review in the third quarter of 2016, I talked about the English case of Dawson-Damer &...

Cayman – a solid force in a sea of change

These past few years have seen massive upheavals in the economies of many countries around the world, big and small, yet Cayman remains strong as a resilient jurisdiction that continues to offer a professionally skilled workforce second to none, opportunities for growth, innovation in development and a lifestyle that is still envied the world over. 

 

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...

The Non-Profit Organisations Law, 2017

This year has been a busy year, not only for legislators, but also for trusts and private client practitioners. While a great deal has...

Real estate: The third pillar of Cayman’s economy

It is well understood that the first two industry power houses have been mainstays of the economy over the years; however the real estate and development industry has been intrinsically linked to both tourism and financial services, providing the physical framework within which both can operate, while at the same time contributing significant sums to the Cayman Islands government’s finances and the country’s economy as a whole.

The real state of the real estate market

Some of this is the fault of the media which in recent times has become much more of a sales tool than an objective source of information. But I think some of it is also the result of focusing on short term trends rather than taking a longer term view.

Happy New Year?

Hopefully amidst all the financial woes and gloomy predictions, we will all find time to give thanks for all the blessings we have received over this past Christmas Season.

The key to diversification

Much discussion has taken place over the past couple of years on the need for Cayman to expand its reliance on its two traditional economic pillars – financial services and tourism – and its quickly developing third, real estate, and look to embrace new forms of industry that will fit seamlessly with existing business, while at the same time broaden Cayman’s economic reach.

 

The true meaning of diversification

The economic headlines over the summer very much concentrated on jitters on the world markets which forced dramatic drops in the various international indexes, yet digging a little deeper behind the headlines gives a picture of steady, if painfully slow, growth in the US which ought to be carefully considered against this backdrop of market freefalling.

Trustees and the protection of private client confidentiality

As practitioners in the financial services industry are well aware, in recent years, technological developments and changing business practices have combined to create a...

Cayman real estate a smart addition to an investment portfolio

The Cayman Islands has always been an excellent market for real estate investment for overseas investors, with its close proximity to the United States, and offering stability and security as a British Overseas Territory, a plethora of ... 

 

Offshore jurisdictions still under scrutiny

Keeping Cayman’s primary industry on track means real estate can continue its upward trajectory.

 

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Staying a step ahead: A new wealth structuring forum for Cayman

Demonstrating that the Cayman Islands is a well-regulated, innovative, and sophisticated international financial center is the responsibility of everyone who is engaged in the...

Movements in global tax climate a plus for offshore

Tax advantages make investing in Cayman Islands property extremely attractive.

Real Estate Review: Time for a Caymanian overhaul

As the Baby Boomers age, finding ways to earn passive income has become more important. Many of them are ready to retire from their regular jobs and have been looking to supplement pensions, retirement accounts and Social Security to enable them to retain their usual lifestyle.
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