South America
Trusts and Latin America: A Walk Down Memory Lane.
  The trust is a highly flexible and adaptable instrument, as it can perform in a variety of venues and fulfil many needs. The needs of family groups in Latin America, especially in the absence of reliable institutional and economic sanctuary, make the (03/09/2019)
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)
The Bahamas: Compliance and Innovation in Lockstep
  Tanya McCartney discusses the evolution of the Bahamas cornerstone product and service offerings, including trusts and funds and reveals her views on regulatory change. (01/11/2017)
A World Without Corporate Taxes?
  Contemplating a world where corporate taxes are abolished creates an interesting philosophical discussion, but a decade of post-recession austerity makes this idea seem too utopian. (19/09/2017)
IFCs as enablers of global growth
A Golden Opportunity: How Private Equity Can Boost Latin America’s Development
  Rolf Lindsay and Nicholas Pattman examine how private equity is filling the gap left by diminishing state funding for investment in Latin America. (12/05/2015)
Latin America in a Time of Enlightenment
  Derek Sambrook considers the financial state of affairs in Latin America and examines whether the region is entering a time of enlightenment. (01/04/2015)
The Bahamas Investment Condominium is an “Icon”
  Aliya Allen examines the Bahamas Investment Condominium (ICON), a new investment fund product for the LATAM market. (01/01/2015)
The Future of Offshore – The Industry in 2020
  Following the release of OIL's Offshore 2020, Jonathon Clifton considers the future of the Offshore Financial Industry. (01/10/2014)
LATAM: The Other Side of the Road
  With signs of Latin America shrugging off its past and with a new sense of prosperity, Derek Sambrook examines how the region can adapt to external international pressures. (01/08/2014)
The Bahamas: The Right Choice for Latin America
  Ryan Pinder examines how The Bahamas has sought to align its financial services strategies with the needs of the emerging economies within Latin America, continually evaluating new products for Latin American clients. (01/11/2013)
Caribbean Financial Centres – Where Does the Future Lie?
  Timothy Ridley comments on the future for the offshore financial industry, amid exaggerated reports of its demise in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. (01/11/2013)
Organise or Die: The Future of International Financial Centres
  Professor Gilbert NMO Morris considers the necessary and collaborative steps international finance centres must take to secure their future. (01/08/2013)
The Latin Landscape and its Moral Compass
  Derek Sambrook discusses the economic growth prospects of Latin America and the issue of moral dealings, in what could be an eventful year for the world’s fourth largest continent. (01/05/2013)
Anguilla: Legislative Developments Bearing Fruit
  Pam Webster examines developments of the last 12 months in Anguilla’s financial services industry, which are aimed at profiling the region as one of the most secure areas in which to invest. (01/02/2013)
Caribbean IFCs, Emerging Economies and Shifting Goalposts
  So much can change in a year, Lorna Smith reviews her own forecasts of a year ago on the future of Caribbean IFCs, during which time they have faced significant challenges from ‘onshore’, particularly within the EU. (01/02/2013)
Panama Laws Benefit Multi-national and Regional Companies
  Ivette Martinez and Khatiya Asvat discuss the introduction of the regime for the establishment of multinational companies' headquarters in Panama which has proven to be beneficial for companies in the region and further afield. (01/01/2013)
Behind the Curve – Brazil Inefficiencies Threaten International Investment
  Brazil has experienced rapid growth along with other members of the BRIC nations, Rolf Lindsay, Walkers highlights a number of policy changes needed in Brazil to help iron out inefficiencies and facilitate investment. (01/01/2013)
Global Shell Games: A Mystery Shopping Experiment in Know Your Customer Standards
  Michael G Findley, Daniel L Nielson and Jason Sharman provide an in depth look at their recent research into Shell Companies and KYC standards highlighting flaws in compliance in some surprising jusisdictions. (01/12/2012)
FATCA’s impact on Caribbean Financial Businesses on the Eve of the Final Regulations
  With FATCA looming on the horizon, David Conen, KPMG examines why Caribbean IFCs can no longer simply bury their heads and must start preparing sooner rather than later. (01/11/2012)
Barbados: The LATAM Domicile of Choice
  Jerome Dwight, Royal Bank of Canada examines how Barbados has positioned itself as the domicle of of choice for Latin American multinationals and how the jurisdiction continues to expand to serve this growing base of clients. (01/11/2012)
LATAM blossoming in Barbados
  LATAM countries are poised to harbour additional wealth and will require a conduit for this, Liza A Harridyal-Sodha examines the opportunities Barbados has to offer for LATAM wealth planners. (01/11/2012)
Latin America and the Caribbean International Financial Centres
  While other economies reel from the financial crisis, Latin America has gone from Strength to Strength. Eduardo Silva examines how and why Caribbean IFCs are well placed to provide their services to LATAM clients (01/10/2012)
Bahamas SMART Funds for High Net Worth Brazilian Residents
  William Heuseler and Yuri Andrey Mattanna Freita, highlight the uses of the Bahamas SMART fund regime for Brazilian Investors (01/09/2012)
Belize: Central America Rediscovered
  Glen Wilson, Bay Trust examines how Belize has adapted to international directives through enacting substantial legislative changes ensuring its status as one of Central America's premier destinations for financial services. (01/08/2012)
The Wealth Report 2012: Key Findings on the Movement of Wealth Globally
  Liam Bailey, KnightFrank, highlights the key findings from the Wealth Report 2012 and examines recent trends such as wealth moving East to Asia. (01/06/2012)
Latin Economies in 2012: Toads and Tortillas
  Latin America appears to have escaped the worst of the global economic recession, Derek Sambrook examines what 2012 holds for the region and assesses the new links being made with Asia. (01/01/2012)
Caribbean Review 11/12
  The Caribbean Review featuring in-depth articles, commentaries on all the latest legislative and regulatory issues facing the Caribbean, now available online and in pdf format (01/12/2011)
Guernsey Primed for the Emerging Markets
  Peter Niven examines the Island’s rebound from the financial crisis and the steps taken to supplement business flows from the traditional UK and European centres with new streams from the emerging markets. (01/09/2011)
The New Financial Architecture and the Role of the DIFC
  Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar provides an insight into the world of emerging IFC’s and explains how these rising markets will lead to a move away from traditional IFC’s towards influential new markets, including the UAE. (01/09/2011)
IFCs prove crucial in growth of emerging markets
  Grant Stein comments on the use of IFCs by emerging markets in facilitating investment into these markets as well as putting developing capital to work around the globe (01/06/2011)
Dogs and Taxes in Latin America
  Derek Sambrook of Trust Services examines how despite entering a period of political and economic stability, Latin America still needs to address its complex tax regimes if it wants to continue its move out of ‘economic darkness’. (01/12/2010)
Topics from the Tropics
  Derek Sambrook with an engaging and incisive take on the modern financial world – this time focussing on the role of trust officers within it (02/06/2010)
GFCI 7: IFCs Rated and Ranked by IFCs
  Mark Yeandle analyses the most recent data-set published in the Global Financial Centre Index (07/04/2010)
Central and South America: Geopolitics and the Burden of History
  Derek Sambrook reports in from Central and South America, a traditionally volatile region that he believes has earned the right to maintain an optimistic economic outlook. (02/03/2010)
GFCI 7 Tables
International Financial Centres: Good for the Global Economy?
  Richard Hay mounts a vigorous defence of the role of IFCs in the global economy and makes clear their importance to onshore centres and regulators who would seek to dilute their effectiveness. (07/12/2009)
Rating and Ranking Global Financial Centres
  Mark Yeandle crunches the numbers on the latest set of ratings and rankings from GCFI 6, as compiled by the Z/Yen Group Limited. (01/11/2009)
Topics from the Tropics
  In his inimitable style, Derek Sambrook reminds us all that civility should be a non-negotiable in business, as in life. (01/11/2009)
Countries great and small: Democracy and other developments in South America
  Derek Sambrook reflects on the development of two of the region's most business focused centres - Brazil and Panama. (06/01/2009)
South America: Domination and exploitation
  Derek Sambrook takes a look at south America’s development as a region, and outlines how the US and more recently the China have influenced it (02/01/2008)