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Offshore Financial Services Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781855734135, 9781845699093

Offshore Financial Services Handbook

2nd Edition

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Author: Bill Brown
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855734135
eBook ISBN: 9781845699093
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 5th February 1999
Page Count: 352
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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.

Key Features

  • Brand new edition including a new chapter on offshore banking services
  • Designed for both financial services professionals and their clients
  • Written by a practitioner with years of experience in many offshore centres


Financial services professionals and their clients

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.


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About the Author

Bill Brown

Bill Penman Brown’s career has taken him around the world to a variety of offshore centres, including senior positions with the Bermuda National Bank, The Royal Trust Company of Canada, Grindlays Bank in Jersey, and Manufacturers Hanover (Guernsey) Bank. In September 1990 he accepted a post as the first Financial Services and banking Commissioner in Gibraltar, charged with setting up a new Financial Services Commission. From 1990-1995 he also served as the first Chief Examiner for the CIOB’s Associateship exams in Offshore Practice and Administration.

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