April 2016

  • The real risk for offshore jurisdiction

    Posted in April 2016 on Apr 16, 2016

    It is all too easy in the immediate aftermath of a big story to jump to conclusions and miss the bigger picture. I believe that there is a real risk for offshore jurisdictions doing this with regards to the current global media firestorm around tax havens and hidden assets. The real risk, in my view, is not the short term reputational damage, but rather that much of the business done today offshore will migrate back onshore over time and this onshoring will devastate those economies without plans for how to deal with the “post offshore” world we may find evolving in the next few years.

  • It's time to insist on adequate standards in Alternative Finance

    Posted in April 2016 on Apr 11, 2016

    It is one of the paradoxes of the alternative finance market that, in a yield hungry world an asset class providing a risk adjusted return beyond all but the most outlandish investment strategies has yet to attract significant amounts of mainstream institutional capital.

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