The Financial Action Task Force – Yet Another French Farce

Published 8th September 2021- IFC Review The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was formed in 1989 with laudable objectives. It describes itself as the “global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog”. It proceeds, therefore, on the serene assumption that to

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The Cayman Islands and the EU Blacklist

The Cayman Islands has been blacklisted by the European Union (EU) for failing to comply with good governance standards on tax, according to reports published in The Guardian newspaper. Anthony Travers, OBE, Senior Partner at Travers Thorp Alberga, comments on

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Cayman initiative is warfare

Published by The Washington Times, Monday January 14th 2019 Recently, Pascal Saint-Amans, a representative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD), was in Cayman to explain the OECD position with respect to the proposed European Union and OECD “black list” of the Cayman Islands. I am not sorry

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