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Financial industry is the ‘fifth emergency service’ in BVI

By: Eugene Costello | 22 Sep 2017

An alliance of UK financial and legal services based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread devastation…

‘Drop in confidence’ cited as latest GFCI ranking published

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Sep 2017

There has been an “overall drop in confidence” among the world’s top financial centres over the past six months, although in terms of points, Brexit-battered London only…

Cayman Islands: Hotly-contested election behind it, as challenges remain

By: Peter Body | 30 Aug 2017

The long-term stability of the Cayman Islands, coupled with its early willingness to participate in global efforts to create an international network of automatic information exchange and…

Report: ‘Could Puerto Rico be world’s next hot tax haven?’

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 Aug 2017

A financial legal structure created in the West Indies’ island of Puerto Rico in 2012 has enticed a wave of private bankers to set up shop there,…

PEOPLE MOVES: Barclays Private Bank, Premier Assurance Group, Ogier

By: International Investment Staff | 22 Aug 2017

Barclays Barclays has named Bjorn Holderbeke to head up its MENA global investments and solutions (GIS) operations for its private banking business in that region, based in…

Netherlands and UK biggest tax avoidance ‘conduits’: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Jul 2017

The Netherlands and the UK are the largest two “conduits” by which corporate tax avoidance is facilitated, a just-published study of the ownership structures of 98m companies…

UK’s Privy Council confirms ‘redeemed’ Madoff investors are creditors

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Jul 2017

In what has been called a decision “of significant interest to the fund industry”, the UK’s Privy Council has upheld a ruling by the Cayman Islands Grand Court…

BVI favoured for corporate structuring rather than private assets: research

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jun 2017

The British Virgin Islands has become more of a domicile of choice for corporate clients looking to achieve an efficient cross-border structuring than for stashing private wealth,…

Bob Pain steps down as Investors Trust Assurance, SPC chairman

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Jun 2017

Bob Pain has stepped down as Cayman-based Investors Trust Assurance, SPC chairman as of 1 June.  The ITA SPC board said in a statement announcing the changes, that it will…

Investors Trust expands its S&P 500 Index-based product range to add new timing options

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 Jun 2017

Investors Trust Assurance, the Cayman Islands-regulated life insurance products provider, today is unveiling new options for its S&P 500 Index-based investment range, to give investors more choice…

Former CONCACAF and Caymans football official pleads guilty to money laundering

By: Gary Robinson | 31 May 2017

A former Cayman Islands football association and CONCACAF official has pleaded guilty to money laundering in a £3m bribery case. Last week in a US federal court in…

Cayman Islands rivals form coalition government

By: Helen Burggraf | 30 May 2017

It took more than a weekend of negotiations, and included a couple of false starts, but it appears the Cayman Islands at last has a government, with longtime…

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