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The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the new tax law suggests it could incentivize companies to offshore investments and jobs, which is directly at odds with GOP claims about the tax law.... read more
UBS the 'exception' as big Wall Street banks pull ahead in the market for European equities trading, analysts say... read more
A sweeping piece of EU legislation aimed at saving European investors millions of pounds in unnecessary trading costs is failing to do the job, new analysis claims. ... read more
Hamstrung by a renewed slump in volatility and lack of clear market direction, FX and bond speculators are making historically big bets on a lower dollar and higher yields.... read more
France’s quality of nationality is the best in the world, according to the 3rd edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was launched in London today.... read more
Multilateral instrument is going to play a pivotal role in renegotiations of treaties across the globe... read more
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The Importance of Managing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk
“The wholescale de-risking that we have witnessed in recent years is not in line with the FATF’s requirements,” writes Santiago Otamendi, President of FATF
The Evolution of Blockchain and its Regulatory Implications
Countries are deeply split with some, such as China and South Korea, clamping down on cryptocurrency and ICOs, whilst others, such as Gibraltar, Switzerland and Singapore, embrace their potential.
China’s Belt and Road: Offshore Involvement
The financing of the anticipated US$5 trillion needed over the next five years for the Belt and Road through loans and capital-raising will require the investment of a variety of financial institutions and firms.
BEPS, tax haven blacklisting and AML/CFT with Sean Hagan of the IMF
The IFC Economic Report discusses BEPS, tax haven blacklisting and AML/CFT with Sean Hagan, General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the International Monetary Fund.
London’s Offshore Financial Services Future
As a financial centre, London has long had an ‘offshore’ feel about it. Post Brexit, those offshore characteristics are likely to strengthen, with implications for the UK’s regulation, taxes and infrastructure.
Nowhere to Hide
“The collaborative signing and willingness to adhere to the measures of the MLI by so many countries across the globe, is nothing short of miraculous. Once ratified, how effective will the MLI prove to be?” writes Lisa Brunton
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What May the Trump Presidency Mean for the Future of International Financial Centres?
  Simplification of the US tax code, FATCA, De-regulation, Immigration: Alicia Nicholls discusses the various implications of US Tax Reform for IFCs. (01/12/2017)
Should there be a mandatory register of beneficial ownership of corporate structures in every country?
  Jason Allison and Lucy Frew from Walkers Global reveal their stance. (30/11/2017)
Q&A with Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance
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