Is Midshore the New Offshore?
  As offshore financial centres come under increasing pressure, their counterparts in Asia offer a compelling alternative. (03/09/2019)
As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/12/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
IFCs, ICOs and Blockchain: Time to Pay Attention
  IFCs are, to put it mildly, ‘at odds’ when it comes to cryptocurrencies. (31/07/2018)
Registers of Significant Controllers and Nominee Directors for Singapore Companies
  The Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act was updated on 31 March 2017 - here is a review of the changes which are now in effect. (19/09/2017)
Singapore: Adhering to Global Standards
  On 16 June 2016, Singapore announced that it will join the inclusive framework for the global implementation of the base erosion profits shifting (BEPS) project (01/10/2016)
Singapore: Enhancing Its Regulatory Controls Against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
  Yeoh Lian Chuan and Kwok Shuhui consider how Singapore has addresed concerns over money laundering by strengthening its AML regulation. (01/01/2016)
Q&A with Singapore Senior Minister of State, Josephine Teo
  Singapore has become a key player in the international finance arena. IFC Media spoke with Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo about the jurisdiction’s economic success and what the future holds for it. (01/12/2015)
TIEAs in the Courts of International Financial Centres
  Alex Potts examines how the courts of international financial centres increasingly busy with creative debates regarding the legality and proper scope of tax information exchange agreements. (01/07/2015)
Asia: Tax & Trust Developments Taking Center Stage
  Michael Olesnicky considers the effect recent developments such as the exchange of information and AML regulation have taken on Asian IFCs over the past 12 months. (02/06/2015)
Asia – A Maturing Market Place
  Odd Haavik considers whether there is still aflow of wealth to the East and examines how the move towards automatic exchange of information has impacted the region. (01/04/2015)
Charting the Limits of Acceptable Tax Planning in Singapore
  Chee Fang Theng considers the limits of acceptable tax planning in Singapore. (01/04/2015)
Asian IFCs: More Than a Tax Play
  In an exclusive article from the latest edition of the IFC Economic Report, Stephen Banfield states that there is much more to Asian IFCs than simple tax efficient structures. (01/03/2015)
Singapore: At the Forefront of Tax Transparency
  Chee Fang Theng examines Singapore's efforts in adhering to international standards on tax transparency and how these are starting to show additional benefits to the reputation of the jurisdiction. (01/06/2014)
Challenges for Wealth Structuring in Asia - and a Potential Solution
  With the unique needs of Asian clients comes unique structures designed to cater to their needs, Paul Christopher, Mourant Ozannes examines the exciting structures available to Asian clients. (01/03/2014)
IFC Economic Report – Q&A with Dr Angelo M Venardos
  The IFC Economic Report speaks to Dr Angelo M Venardos, Heritage Trust Group in our Asia Outlook feature. (01/06/2013)
Singapore: Boosting its IFC status in 2013
  S Sharma discusses Singapore’s status as an International Finance Centre, and the measures being taken in the region to boost its status further throughout this year. (01/02/2013)
The Role of Asian International Finance Centres
  Jay Krause and Philip Munro, Withers, examine how Asian IFCs are beginning to justifiably rival their western counterparts, assessing what specifically gives the East the current edge over the West. (01/06/2012)
Singapore: A Compliant Wealth Management Jurisdiction
  Glen Chee, Heritage Trust Group, examines Singapore's reputation as a trusted and competitive financial hub that stems from the jurisdiction's robust financial regulatory system. (01/06/2012)
Singapore: Proving Itself as an IFC
  Edmund Leow, Stephanie Magnus, Dawn Quek and Alice Ho examine how Singapore is setting itself apart from other IFCs (15/12/2011)
The Significance of IFCs in the Global Financial System
  Professor Morris dissects exactly what position international finance centres in general and Caribbean IFCs in particular hold in the architecture of international finance and global wealth management. (01/11/2011)
Private Equity – China Takes Centre Stage in Asia
  Private equity has been a hotbed of activity in Asia in the last 12 months, Denise Wong looks at the challenges investing in China presents (01/03/2011)
The challenges of turning Shanghai into an international financial centre
  Shanghai is designated by China’s central government to become a top-tier IFC by 2020, Sonny Gao looks at the challenges such an objective raises and considers whether or not Shanghai is in a position to achieve it (01/03/2011)
Mid-Shore Rising
  Martin Crawford looks at the how Hong Kong and Singapore bridge the gap between the onshore and offshore world in Asia and how all IFCs must examine the role they play in increasingly complicated offshore structures (01/03/2011)
Singapore: Setting the Standard
  Keon Chee considers how Singapore’s wealth management industry is prospering even as the US and Europe continue to grapple with the financial crisis (14/02/2011)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Estate Planning*
  In the wake of the financial crisis Odd Haavik of CMA considers how clients need to understand the ramification of their choices with respect to leverage in long term estate planning. (01/12/2010)
Life Insurance Solutions: Risk Reducing Strategies in the Aftermath of the 2008-2009 ‘Crisis’.
  Odd Haavik of Charles Monat Associates examines risk and its influence on estate planning. (04/07/2010)
Asian Regulation in the Year of the Tiger: Pussy-Cat or Man-Eater?
  Alan Ewins considers how various jurisdictions within Asia have fared in the credit crunch, diagnosing a struggle “between the creation of internationally coherent markets and, in some places more than others, the protection of the home patch.” (02/03/2010)
Singapore: Leading the Way to Recovery
  Angela Nicolson on the tax incentives and financial vehicles that are keeping Singapore at the front of the pack internationally. (27/02/2010)
Singapore Limited Partnership's
  Angela Nicolson sifts through the finer details of Singapore's Limited Partnerships. (02/10/2009)
Singapore: A leading private wealth planning jurisdiction
  Angela Nicolson takes a look at the newly introduced Family-owned Incentive Holding Company. (01/06/2009)
Singapore: Recent legislative changes affecting the private wealth planning industry
  Angela Nicolson charts the rise and progression of Asia's "Switzerland". (15/01/2008)
Singapore: A healthy future in wealth planning
  After a busy year of new legislation in the jurisdiction, Angela Nicolson assesses the developments. (08/01/2007)
Escape to Asia – a new financial platform
  William Ahern looks at the progress of Asia's finance centres with particular focus on Hong Kong and Singapore. (07/01/2007)
Hong Kong: “Quo Vadis?"
  With increasing competition from Singapore, Michael Olesnicky outlines the challenges that lay ahead for Hong Kong, if it is to maintain its status as the leading international finance centre in Asia. (07/01/2007)