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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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New seminar series offers foundation in financial services

May 11, 2017
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A new seminar series is being launched to give participants insights into the working of the country’s financial services industry.

The two part seminar is being organized by FTS, a local consulting company, and brings together experts from the financial services industry who will introduce several industry areas including banking, trusts, hedge funds and captive insurance, among others.

“It’s the perfect first step to learning more about the various financial services, how they work and why clients use them”, Paul Byles, Director of FTS, said.

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Preparing for an Onsite Inspection from CIMA

April 12, 2017
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A hands on seminar on preparing for your next regulatory inspection for CEOs and Compliance professionals.

Expert Panel Discussion – Get real world tips from an interactive panel discussion featuring Jordan Mclean (CIMA Onsite Inspection Unit), Angela Mele (RiskPass), and Sandra Edun-Watler (President of the Compliance Association).

For more information and how to register click here.

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