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  • ‘Effective’ Cooperation

    June 13, 2013
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    ‘Effective’ Cooperation The realities of protecting the interests of the Cayman Islands financial services industry By Paul Byles, Director, First Regents Bank & Trust For years, members of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) have sought a solution to deteriorating fiscal balances, owing partly to tax evasion and tax avoidance. And while the two areas are distinctly different...

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  • Cayman Finance celebrates 10th anniversary

    June 10, 2013
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    The concept for the creation of a unified voice of the Cayman Islands financial services industry was first born in 2003, when directors of the Cayman Islands Bankers Association, Eduardo D’Angelo P. Silva, Eric Crutchley, Ben Gillooly and Charles Farrington, first realised the need and formed the Cayman Islands Financial Services Association. Since then it has grown in stature...

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  • The letter “The Guardian” Refused to Print

    June 4, 2013
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    By Jack Irvine, Media House UK on behalf of Cayman Finance 30 May 2013 (Cayman Finance) Australia woke up this week to a new digital edition of The Guardian. The Editor, Katharine Viner, told the nation of The Guardian’s proud history and claimed “we offer an unparalleled range of opinion, showing all sides of the story.” Sadly, the Letters...

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  • Globalisation of FATCA

    May 17, 2013
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    By Gonzalo Jalles, CEO, Cayman Finance As you probably have seen in the media and possibly in one of many of our responses and articles, FATCA is not only here to stay but being expanded. It is clear, at the minimum, we are moving towards a new global standard of automatic exchange of information. We have gone from pretty...

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  • Will they ever learn? Follow up to Jack Lew’s confirmation hearing.

    February 22, 2013
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    Jack Lew’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Finance Committee was a bit of a surprise to the Cayman Finance blog.  It’s not that we’re not used to hearing false allegations about what goes on in Cayman, especially regarding tax evasion.  We’ve heard it all and pointed out the myths and false assumptions.  But we’re surprised when people don’t learn...

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