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Open Cayman: Reputation, rhetoric and reality

April 12th, 2017

Last week I took up the kind invitation of the government of Cayman to speak at their conference on ‘Tax Transparency in the Global Financial Services Ecosystem’, and to meet with staff from the monetary authority, statistics office and corporate registry; and with a range of industry representatives including those from the compliance association and Cayman Finance. Below is a video of my presentation; and here a few reflections on the divergences between reputation, rhetoric and reality; and on where things now stand. (more…)

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