Tag Archives: Cayman Islands

What are offshore funds?

08 Jun
Offshore funds

When investing, you will often see funds listed specifically as offshore funds. Many investors have portfolios of mixed funds in Cyprus with funds often domiciled ‘offshore’. What are the key differences in terms of legal protection and structure between funds domiciled in, for example, the UK and those listed abroad? Offshore funds are those domiciled […]

The case for offshore

15 Apr
The case for offshore

Eye-popping revelations in the Panama Papers have fanned concerns that the so-called “tax havens” lie at the centre of a giant web of criminal conduct. Some, including UK Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, have demanded that these offshore centres be “shut down”, and so disconnected from the global grid. The uproar invites examination of […]

Fifty Shades of Tax Dodging

03 Nov
Fifty Shades of Tax Dodging

UK takes two-faced approach to tax, new report suggests 3 November 2015 – The UK government has a ‘Janus-faced’ approach to tax, a new report suggests today: promising an increasingly intolerant approach to evasion and avoidance while being an aggressive participant in global tax competition and tolerating the UK tax havens which facilitate financial crime […]

Brazilian wealth seeks Cayman deals in complex environment

29 Oct
Statue of Juscelino Kubitschek in front of the JK Memorial in Brasília, Brazil. The statue, which is by Honório Peçanha, is 4.5 m high and weighs 1500 kg. - Brazilian wealth

(CNS Business): The use of Cayman Islands funds as a Brazilian wealth management tool for high net worth Latin American families was debated last week at the STEP LatAm Conference in Brazil, where kidnapping is a constant worry for the wealthy and demand for outbound investments is fuelled by privacy and security concerns as much […]

Global Online Commerce and FATCA

05 Mar
Photographs from Maldives - FATCA

The fact is that the U.S. tax code can provide tax deferral on an overseas trading businesses but not on an overseas firms dealing in capital. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) does not define the difference between trade and capital. Therefore, the big operations overseas, or the very small ones for that matter, […]

DMS Offshore Investment Services Onboards White Oak AIF On Irish Platform

02 Mar
Men on deck of 'Empress of Ireland' at Vancouver

  GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Feb. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd. (DMS), the world’s largest fund governance firm, and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC (White Oak) have announced the launch of an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) hosted on DMS Irish platform. White Oak has engaged the DMS AIF platform, which is […]

Offshore Companies and FATCA

09 Feb
Sign of the Anchor near to Burwell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain for offshore companies

Structuring Business Ownership of Offshore Companies with FATCA and GATCA Compliance There is a misunderstanding as to what type of businesses the U.S. provides tax deferral overseas. Is it a trading company or a company dealing in capital overseas? The fact is that the U.S. provides tax deferral on overseas trading businesses but not on […]

An American in Paris (or Shanghai or Tel Aviv) – Part 3

05 Nov

How to retain your account in a Foreign Financial Institution A. Overview In my last installment, I discussed the benefits of a private placement insurance contract (life insurance or annuity) issued by a life insurer domiciled in Puerto Rico – Isla del Encanto – for Americans living overseas. Aside from providing tax-advantages, the Puerto Rican […]