Tag Archives: Cayman Islands

Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

24 Mar
Improving Women's Retirement Security and US taxpayers

Sanctions unlikely, lobbyist says The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws. Washington-based anti-FATCA tax-lawyer and lobbyist James Jatras said European efforts to pinpoint U.S. taxpayers through the Organization […]

Brazilian investment manager, Captalys, launches its first offshore fund

22 Mar
Brazilian investment manager - Landscape, Sol, Horizon, Panorama, Brazil, Afternoon

Brazilian investment manager, Captalys, launches its first offshore fund with the support of Apex Fund Services as administrator. Captalys has BRL 1.5BN in AUM and invests in Brazilian private credit. The onshore fund has a six-year track-record (returning 20.2% last year and 19.3% in 2015) and started 2017 positively, gaining 1.7% in January. The recently […]

Global investment flowing through tax havens grows by $700bn

10 Feb
British Virgin Islands for Global Investments

The portion of global investment flowing through tax havens has risen by $700bn in two years, according to an analysis by ActionAid. The NGOs evaluation of data from the International Monetary Fund evidences a 5% increase in investment moving through tax havens between 2013 and 2015, from $11.8tn to $12.5tn. ActionAid said this growth was […]

Mnuchin’s Offshore Companies Underscore Need to Tackle Tax Havens in Tax Reform

29 Jan
Stripes USA and Offshore Companies Tax Reform

Statement by FACT Deputy Executive Director Clark Gascoigne WASHINGTON – The offshore companies controlled by Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin featured prominently in his Senate confirmation hearings held last week in Washington.  It was revealed that the former investment banker managed companies with assets in Anguilla and the Cayman Islands, both widely recognized as tax havens. […]

HNW Offshore Investment: Booking Center Preferences 2016

25 Jan
International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

OrbisResearch has added report on “HNW Offshore Investment:Booking Center Preferences 2016” Market.The report is split by product types, Size, Share, Applications DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2015 was a weak year for the Global HNW Offshore Investment Market. However, there have been clear winners and losers as the dynamics of the […]

How to Structure Capital Offshore

07 Jul
Structure Capital Offshore

Structure Capital Offshore – The Only Tax Rules Compliant and Double Tax Agreements Non-Reporting and Excluded Account The pension regime is very important internationally and one thing the OECD organization has done amazingly well is Double Tax Agreements. They have come out with an amendment to the OECD model double tax agreement that introduces a […]

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, […]