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EU set to remove eight jurisdictions from tax haven blacklist

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

The European Union is expected to remove eight countries, including Panama, from a 17-country “tax haven blacklist” of jurisdictions it published in December, according to a Reuters…

Ocorian completes acquisition of MAS International

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jan 2018

Ocorian, the Jersey-based trust, alternative investment, corporate and private client services business that rebranded from Bedell Trust in 2016, has completed its acquisition of MAS International, a…

EU to remove Grenada from offshore ‘blacklist’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Jan 2018

The Caribbean island of Grenada has confirmed it is expecting its imminent removal from the EU’s list of 17 blacklisted countries. The OECD’s Financial and Economic Unit…

People Moves: Cadel Consulting, CISI, PineBridge Investments, Cayman Finance

By: International Investment Staff | 12 Jan 2018

Cadel Consulting Ltd Bob Pain, a well-known figure in the cross-border life insurance industry, has formally announced the launch his own consultancy, Cadel Consulting, which went live…

Aegon Ireland’s parent of 5 months spun off by its Bermuda parent

By: Helen Burggraf | 03 Jan 2018

Ager Bermuda Holding Ltd, which acquired Dublin-based Aegon Ireland plc last year, has been spun off by its Bermuda-based parent, Athene Holding Ltd. The “de-consolidation” follows a…

Paradise Papers group calls out four Caribbean ‘tax havens’

By: Eugene Costello | 20 Dec 2017

The investigative media group behind the recent Paradise Papers revelations has today released information from the corporate registers of four Caribbean jurisdictions that it says adds layers…

UK tax lobbying group dismisses EU blacklist as ‘politically led’ charade

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The publication of the European Council’s so-called tax haven blacklist served to show a “lack of effective action being taken” by the European Union on widespread tax…

Relief for Crown Dependencies and BOTs as EU blacklist fears prove unfounded

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The long-awaited European Council’s Code of Conduct (COC) was published today, with relief for UK Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (BOTs) who do no feature on…

British Overseas Territories pushed to do more on tax transparency

By: Eugene Costello | 30 Nov 2017

Prime minister Theresa May this week pushed representatives of British Overseas Territories (BOTs) to redouble their efforts to do more on tax transparency ahead of an expected…

Bermuda gov’t unveils bid to attract cryptocurrency industry

By: Ridhima Sharma | 28 Nov 2017

The government of Bermuda has unveiled an initiative it says is aimed at accelerating “the establishment and growth” of digital currency businesses on the island.  At a…

Tax Justice Network in blacklist warning to UK financial sector

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Nov 2017

The UK’s financial services industry “could face heavy penalties after Brexit unless the UK turns back on its aggressive tax haven policies”, according to the UK-based Tax Justice…

Opinion: In defence of offshore jurisdictions post-Paradise Papers

By: Jack Inglis, Chief Executive, AIMA | 27 Nov 2017

The so-called Paradise Papers cast scrutiny once again on offshore jurisdictions, with suggestions of improper tax behaviour, notes Jack Inglis, chief executive of the Alternative Investment Management Association. The London-headquartered…

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