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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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Byles takes helm at Chamber of Commerce

January 25, 2018
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At the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting on Wednesday afternoon, new Chamber President Paul Byles promised he will be dedicated to serving the entire business community.

“We are a Chamber for all businesses, large and small, with hundreds of employees or just one,” he said. “We will be dedicated to all our members.”

Mr. Byles was giving his first public speech as the Chamber’s new president. Wednesday’s meeting also saw the election of Woody Foster as the Chamber’s new vice president, Colin Robinson as its treasurer, and Shomari Scott, Nelson Dilbert and Mario Ebanks as its councilors.

Outgoing president Kyle Broadhurst also gave an overview of what the Chamber accomplished over the last year under his leadership.

“One of the core things we accomplished this year was developing an advocacy agenda and action plan, which will provide the Chamber a road map for the next three years,” he said. “The plan addresses key areas impacting all our members, such as education, employment and workforce development, economic growth and diversification, regulatory efficiency and community development.”

Specifically, Mr. Broadhurst touted the Chamber’s “Growth Matters” campaign – a series of videos that explained the importance of economic growth to the territory, and how that growth is generated.

“The campaign was a resounding success, with the educational videos having been viewed hundreds of thousands of times by a worldwide audience,” he said. “We were presented with two international industry awards for this outstanding campaign, and other Chambers from the Caribbean region have reached out to us for guidance in creating their own, similar initiatives.”

Mr. Broadhurst also mentioned the social work done by the Chamber, such as its annual Earth Day roadside and beach cleanup.

Looking forward into this year, Mr. Byles said he plans on continuing many of the initiatives started by his predecessor. He urged Chamber members to take initiative in moving the business community forward instead of relying on government.

“We don’t need a new policy or a new piece of legislation to get everything done,” he said. “We can work together to get things done.”

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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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