CAYMAN FINANCE NEWS

Q&A with Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance October 12, 2017 - IFC Review spoke to Jude Scott of Cayman Finance about the role the jurisdiction and its peers play in the global movement of wealth. We also ask how their financial services sectors will cope with the increased compliancy demands being made by supranational organisations and what the future holds for the Cayman Islands as a leading international finance centre. IFC […]
Trust conference: Attacks on offshore have gone too far October 11, 2017 - Misconceptions about what offshore financial centers really do have led to radicalized actions even by those who have reasonable policy objectives in terms of fighting financial crime and tax evasion, panelists at the Mourant Ozannes Private Client and Trust Conference argued last week. Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, said he has noticed a convergence of attacks on offshore centers, […]
European Union ‘blacklist’ decision due in December October 11, 2017 - The Cayman Islands is one of 92 jurisdictions that expect to learn by December if they will be placed on a European Union “blacklist” being drawn up as part of a tax avoidance crackdown. The European Commission’s Tax Code of Conduct Committee, one of the EC’s most private governing bodies, has been reviewing various taxation criteria since January 2016 for […]
Cayman retains position in Global Financial Centers Index September 28, 2017 - The Cayman Islands has retained its ranking as the 31st financial center out of 108 centers evaluated in the Global Financial Centers Index. Scoring as high as six months ago, Cayman still fell behind Bermuda, which climbed three ranks to position 29 in the index. Caribbean centers like the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas saw strong rises, and the […]
Cayman Finance celebrates 3rd cohort of student education and work experience programme graduates September 22, 2017 - 62 students successfully completed all three aspects of the 3rd annual Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Programme and were celebrated at a recent event held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The programme is coordinated by Cayman Finance in partnership with the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture […]

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Brisk Pace Continues in 2017 for Cayman Insurance Industry October 11, 2017 - Following an excellent year for new insurer licenses issued in 2016 (39 in total), the Cayman Islands Insurance Industry has set a brisk pace to new formations so far in 2017 with 23 new licenses issued. The 3rd quarter saw 7 new Class B formations which include 2 third-party Insurers. For the whole of 2017 to date there have been […]
Cayman Islands Enhances Its Statement Of Guidance On The Nature, Accessibility And Retention Of Records October 11, 2017 - The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has published an updated Statement of Guidance on the Nature, Accessibility and Retention of Records (the Guidance). Its objective is to ensure that persons and entities regulated or registered under Cayman Islands regulatory laws, including company directors registered or licensed under the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, maintain records in a manner that promotes […]
Anti-Money Laundering Unit Notification – List of Countries deemed to have equivalent AML/CFT legislation October 5, 2017 - The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (AMLRs) came into force on October 2, 2017, as per the AMLRs please see below list of countries and territories that the Cayman Islands has judged to have equivalent AML/CFT legislation. Persons conducting relevant financial business from or within the Cayman Islands may rely on the list only for simplified due diligence, pursuant to regulations […]

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