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CyDEC returns in 2019

May 31, 2019
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The Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference (CyDEC) will return to the Aurea Ballroom at Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa on Thursday, June 20th, bring together local and international experts to discuss developments within the digital economy and their applications for leaders across the financial, technological, legal and public sector industries.

To register for CyDEC 2019, click here.

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AML risk meets SIBL entities

October 9, 2018
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If you are licensed under the Securities and Investment Bill (SIBL) in the Cayman Islands, or you are registered as an Excluded Person under SIBL, you can be forgiven for either thinking that much of the anti-money laundering framework doesn’t seem to apply to your business, or being confused about what you need to do to ensure you are fully compliant.

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FTS to host seminar on Roles of MLRO, AMLCO & Deputy MLROs

May 18, 2018
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Following the Cayman Islands Monetary Authorities (CIMA’s) recent clarification on the various compliance roles of investment vehicles and other entities, local financial services training company, FTS, has announced it will be hosting a seminar on the roles of MLRO, AMLCO & Deputy MLROs for compliance professionals, CEOs and fun directors.

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The UK’s recent decision on public registries: ineffective, discriminatory and out of touch

May 4, 2018
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Cayman Islands, Cayman Finance, Tax Havean, UKThe UK parliament recently advanced legislation which will require some of its Overseas Territories to implement a public beneficial ownership registry by 2020 or face the prospect of the UK forcing them to do so via its reserve powers. There are several issues with this nuclear action which suggest many reasonable parliamentarians were ‘out to lunch’ when the vote was taken. Here are a few:

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PwC to deliver unique seminar on compliance and regulatory readiness

July 28, 2017
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Bob Stanier

A unique seminar is aimed at helping local financial services firms carry out their own ‘compliance health check’ will be held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on September 11th.

The seminar will be delivered by experts from PwC in partnership with FTS, a local management consulting and training services firm.

Presentations will be made by PwC Partner Robert Stanier who will be joined by other speakers and panellists which will include; Mr. Don Ebanks from DMS, and Mr. Peter Colegate from Appleby.

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Insurance seminar helps companies with CIMA inspections

June 29, 2017
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Pictured: Raz Busari

A unique seminar aimed at helping local insurance firms prepare for regulatory inspections from CIMA will be held at Willow House, Cricket Square, on July 11th, 2017.

The seminar which is being organised by local management consulting and training company FTS, will feature CIMA’s Deputy Head of Insurance Mr Raz Busari as well as FTS Director Paul Byles.

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Improving your career mobility in Cayman’s financial services industry

June 5, 2017
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The Cayman Islands financial services industry offers many great career opportunities for Caymanians. The industry currently employs around 4,000 Caymanians. But in a country where financial services makes up more than half of the country’s GDP, and half of all government revenues, we can encourage even greater participation within the sector by increasing exposure to the many types of services and career opportunities in the sector.

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