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Cayman see near 7% fall in funds since 2013

Cayman see near 7% fall in funds since 2013

| 02/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands saw another fall in the number of funds registered in the jurisdiction at the end of 2016, according to figures released by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) in its recently published Investments Statistical Digest for that year. Since 2013, when the number of funds peaked at 11,379, there has been a 6.97% […]

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Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

| 19/12/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS Business): The law firm which was the victim of a hack in which millions of documents about their clients’ offshore financial affairs were exposed is taking legal action against the BBC and the Guardian. Both media organisations have stated that they will defend the breach of confidence proceedings instigated by Appleby, which has also […]

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Captive market claims boost to local economy

Captive market claims boost to local economy

| 18/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS):  The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman claims that the captive market generated US$100 million for the local economy in 2016, based on recently published results from an economic impact survey. An IMAC survey found that the captive industry generated US$72 million in revenue for Cayman’s service providers, and currently provides employment for around 300, nearly half of whom […]

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Scott defends Queen’s use of Cayman funds

Scott defends Queen’s use of Cayman funds

| 07/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): After the first revelations from the hacked documents that have been dubbed the Paradise Papers began making headlines around the world Sunday, Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, has defended the British monarch’s use of Cayman Islands funds and what he said is the legitimate use of offshore financial services by many investors. […]

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Financial services gets budget boost

Financial services gets budget boost

| 07/11/2017

(CNS Business): Funding for the financial services sector has increased considerably in the 2018/19 budgets, the new minister for the sector, Tara Rivers, revealed in the Legislative Assembly Monday, as she stressed the need to protect the industry and underscored the importance of the sector to the local economy. Rivers revealed that while money would […]

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Queen using Cayman investment fund

Queen using Cayman investment fund

| 06/11/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS Business): Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Queen Elizabeth to apologise to the British people for using tax havens, including the Cayman Islands. Revelations that the Queen was among a list of very rich individuals and organisations using offshore vehicles to dodge taxes has come with the release of a trove of information […]

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Premier: Cayman needs to keep defending offshore

Premier: Cayman needs to keep defending offshore

| 31/10/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands will need to keep up its defense of the offshore financial services sector and maintain regular engagement with European Union leaders, in particular, the premier has said, because the recent delegation to Brussels found that politicians there remain “challenged in understanding our no-direct taxation regime”. Alden McLaughlin said that although […]

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Butterfield acquires trust arm of Deutsche Bank

Butterfield acquires trust arm of Deutsche Bank

| 26/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Butterfield has entered into an agreement to acquire Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions (GTS) business in an undisclosed deal that excludes the US operations, the bank said in a press release Wednesday. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals but once it is complete, Butterfield will take over the ongoing management and administration […]

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Powerful local law firm marks 50 years in Cayman

Powerful local law firm marks 50 years in Cayman

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The largest and one of the most influential offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands marked its 5oth anniversary recently with a swanky reception at the Ritz-Carlton. Maples and Calder started life in 1967 when James “Jim” MacDonald and John Maples began doing business out of a room in Dr Roy Edison McTaggart’s house […]

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Cayman Islands technocrats lobby on Capitol Hill

Cayman Islands technocrats lobby on Capitol Hill

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Two officials from the Ministry of Financial Services were in Washington DC last month for face-to-face discussions with US politicians and officials on tax and financial services. Meetings were held with advisers and staff for several US senators and representatives who are at the heart of the current US tax reform debate, which […]

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Cayman’s insurance sector eyes another successful year

Cayman’s insurance sector eyes another successful year

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman is expecting 2017 to be another successful year for the industry. So far this year, 20 Class B licences have been issued, eleven of which represent third party insurers, as well as three Class C licences, and with the final quarter, normally the busiest of the year, still […]

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CIG hopeful of dodging EU’s latest blacklist

CIG hopeful of dodging EU’s latest blacklist

| 03/10/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers lobbied EU officials last week in an effort to keep the Cayman Islands off the latest Brussels list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. During the visit to the European capital, the premier said, the delegation found that EU decision makers recognised Cayman’s commitment to tax […]

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Cayman government hires new firm to lobby Washington

Cayman government hires new firm to lobby Washington

| 03/10/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services  Home Affairs has quietly hired Texas-based law firm Baker Botts to provide counselling and advocacy services in the US capital, according to an article in the marketing industry press, which was republished on the firm’s website. There has been no official release about the new contract locally […]

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Former CIMA policy officer returns as deputy head

Former CIMA policy officer returns as deputy head

| 03/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has welcomed back an old employee who, after more than two years in the private sector, has returned to the regulator as the deputy head of Policy and Development Division. Rayford Britton, a former chief policy officer at CIMA, returned to the authority last month to take up […]

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Premier heads to Europe for more talks

Premier heads to Europe for more talks

| 26/09/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): As pressure continue to mount from Europe regarding offshore financial services, Premier Alden McLaughlin is heading another group travelling to London and Brussels this week for more talks regarding the sector. Accompanying him are his back-bench councillor Austin Harris, political adviser Roy Tatum, Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers, Chief Officer Dax Basdeo, and […]

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