CAYMAN FINANCE NEWS


August 29, 2014
FCA should ‘practice what they preach’

Published by Cayman Funds Cayman Finance, the organisation representing the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands, has criticised the UK Financial Conduct Authority for including the Cayman Islands in its list of jurisdictions considered to be high risk for illicit flows of money. Gonzalo Jalles, chief executive officer of Cayman Finance, said: “The fact that they have listed Cayman […]
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August 25, 2014
Cayman Says UK FCA High-Risk Country List Flawed

Published by Lowtax.net The Chief Executive Officer of Cayman Finance, Gonzalo Jalles, has censured the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to include the Cayman Islands in its updated list of jurisdictions considered to be “high risk” for involvement with illicit flows of money. Jalles said: “The fact that they have listed Cayman despite our long standing commitment to transparency and good […]
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August 19, 2014
Cayman Report 2014

In this special report, HFM Week speaks to lawmakers and leading service providers in Cayman, the world’s most popular offshore hedge fund centre, to find out how the jurisdiction is staying abreast of regulatory reform and maintaining its reputation as a world class hedge fund domicile. To see the full video click here
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August 18, 2014
Cayman Finance responds to “high-risk” rating

Published by Cayman  27 – 15 August 2014  Cayman Finance responds to Cayman’s raking as a high-risk country. The news broke Thursday evening the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK considers Cayman as one of 95 countries who pose a risk to the finance world when it comes to money laundering. Government has lashed back vowing to look at […]
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August 18, 2014
Cayman government ‘astounded’ by blacklisting

Published by CNS Business – 15 August 2014 The minister for financial services has said the decision by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to place the Cayman Islands on its high risk countries list, as reported by CNS Business on Thursday, defies logic. Astounded by the decision, Wayne Panton told CNS Business Thursday that government had already written to the […]
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Companies Administration Course (Admin 101)

Companies Administration Course (Admin 101)

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Fundraising Evening for CICC with Joshua Safran and Crime after Crime film screening

100WHF invites you, your colleagues and friends to a screening of the multi award-winning documentary film, Crime after Crime (http://crimeaftercrime.com), and a presentation by one of the main characters, Joshua Safran. Tickets cost CI$65 per person and includes presentation, film screening, drinks and canapes. Additional sponsorship opportunities are below.

All net funds raised by 100WHF will specifically support Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, 100WHF’s 2014 Cayman beneficiary.

Based on a true story, the film follows Joshua’s harrowing yet inspiring journey to free Deborah Peagler, a victim of domestic abuse and subsequent bureaucratic injustices. Against a troubled backdrop unfolds a story of outstanding courage and spirit and the love of three amazing characters that will go to any length to see justice prevail.

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IMAC 3rd Annual Black Tie Gala

IMAC 3rd Annual Black Tie Gala

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Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery

27th Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery

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Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference

The focus of the CRCA Conference is to offer best practices for managing an organization’s overall anti-money laundering programme, tackle emerging compliance threats in the region, look at regulatory changes in a variety of Caribbean jurisdictions and focus on a wide range of topics as they relate to outsourcing, risk assessment, corruption and corporate social responsibility.

 

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September 2, 2014
Future of offshore financial centres: the tax question

Published by Accountancy Live  Written By : Andrew Morriss FATCA and its progeny have spawned a raft of intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) promising transparency to tax authorities around the world. Not to be outdone, prime minster David Cameron is pushing for beneficial ownership registries for the UK, the Crown Dependencies and the Overseas Territories. New York University’s John Blank and [University of] […]
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August 14, 2014
The FCA should be embarrassed of themselves

By Cayman Finance CEO, Gonzalo Jalles   The FCA should be embarrassed of themselves.   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), one key regulator in the UK, recently published a list of what they consider High Risk Countries for illicit flows of money.   The fact that they have listed Cayman despite our long standing commitment to transparency and good rating as […]
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August 6, 2014
Shinning light into dark places or muddying the waters of true compliance? A proper analysis of TJN’s methodology

The Tax Justice Network (TJN) published a “financial secrecy index” in 2013, to “shine light into dark places”to expose jurisdictions that support clandestine financial operations and tax avoidance. In supporting its efforts, TJN attacks the OECD’s report on tax co-operation, which it claims to be too “lenient”in measuring secrecy and tax-evasion.   The index has received media attention, including a […]
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