Fri, Apr 20, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

BVI, Cayman deny 'tax haven’ status publicly

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

amb
Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The British Virgin Island's Premier and the Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange recently protested publicly against name calling and misinformed labelling.

BVI Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, OBE, on Sunday wrote a letter to UK newspaper The Mirror in response to an article published on the same day titled 'Thatcher, the Tax Snatcher’.

In his letter, published in the Daily Mirror on Monday, Dr Smith says that the article makes the "classic error of assuming that the use of an offshore structure is in some way improper for UK tax purposes or that some unauthorised benefit is obtained."

But this is not true, he says. Tax information in the BVI is transparent, which should suggest to journalists that offshore structuring in the Overseas Territories is lawful.

"Well advised international investors naturally gravitate towards the stability and security that the English Common law system of The British Virgin Islands offers for both trust and corporate structures," he adds.

The Virgin Islands, commonly known as the British Virgin Islands (or BVI), is a British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The Cayman Islands are also a British Overseas Territory, located in the western Caribbean Sea.

Separately, on Monday, Cayman Islands St......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy, $1.4b hedge fund sees intact fundamentals for Facebook, Jim Cramer reveals some 'suggested hedge fund trades' amid the Trump tariffs[more]

    Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enab

  2. Activist Investors - Blue Sky-owned Wild Breads faces uncertain future[more]

    From AFR.com: A Blue Sky private equity investment in artisan-style baker Wild Breads enjoyed multiple valuation upgrades despite losing millions and breaching its lending covenants, accounts lodged with the regulator last week show. Wild Breads lost $2.4 million in 2017, but Blue Sky ascribed a hig

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Barnegat to close hedge fund to outside investors on weak opportunities[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue's Barnegat Fund Management said it is closing its $666m fixed income relative value hedge fund to outside investors. "The negative side to gains in Fixed Income Arbitrage is that unless we find new opportunit

  4. Investing - Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls, British hedge fund manager Odey short UK government bonds on QE bet[more]

    Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls From Barrons.com: The dominant narrative on American shopping malls is that they're dead. Crushed by Amazon.com, many brick-and-mortar retail stores are destined for bankruptcy. And where is the most retail, clustered all together? Malls. From a

  5. Performance - Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years, Netflix performance burns hedge fund short sellers, Macro hedge fund up 14.5% in first quarter sees dollar falling, Renaissance Technologies rebounds across hedge funds in March[more]

    Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years From Bloomberg.com: Hedge Fund returns sank for a second straight month in March, the first back-to-back loss since the first two months of 2016, as trade wars, tech-sector woes and a Fed rate hike dragged down the S&P 500 from its