Offshore Financial Services Handbook

Reputable offshore financial centres play a legitimate and integral role in international finance and trade, offering a huge advantage in certain situations for both corporations and individuals. Offshore financial services handbook provides an informative and comprehensive survey of the legitimate uses of offshore financial services.

Based on his own wide-ranging experience in several offshore centres, Bill Penman Brown comprehensively reviews the development, practice and availability of financial services in the offshore environment. The result is a clearly written, practical guide which will continue to be essential reading for both professionals and their clients.
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Financial services professionals and their clients


Book information

  • Published: February 1999
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-413-5

Table of Contents

Selection of an offshore financial centre; Features of offshore financial centres; Banking; Taxation and offshore centres; Regulation and supervision; Money laundering; The need for asset protection; Asset protection vehicles; Offshore trusts; Company management; The use of offshore companies; Investment management services; Investment funds; Offshore pension funds; Captive insurance companies; Tomorrow's offshore world.