Anyone interested in finding out more about some of the
multilateral initiatives proposed and confirmed with regard to
international tax -- such as FATCA, multilateral automatic exchange
of information, and central registries of beneficial ownership,
among others -- should attend this special seminar hosted by Cayman
Finance. Scheduled to take place on Thursday 23rd January 2014 at
the Westin Grand Cayman Resort, this one-day event will cover such
initiatives with particular focus as to how they may affect
Cayman's financial services industry.
Cayman Finance CEO, Gonzalo Jalles, explains: "FATCA, among
other new regulations, will have an impact on a great many facets
of our financial services industry and is expected to be followed
by many others that are likely to change the shape of our industry.
Cayman Finance believed it was important to bring together experts
and leaders working in the field of taxation and to put together a
seminar to provide answers to many of the questions industry
professionals may have as new policies are implemented beginning as
early as next year."
With 14 local and international speakers on the agenda, the day
will begin with a broad overview of onshore international tax
initiatives. Former Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Chairman
Timothy Ridley and Ernst & Young Global Director, International
Tax, James J. Tobin will be looking at the 15 points action plan
created by the OECD and the implications for Cayman's financial
Duncan Nicol of the Tax Information Authority will offer
perspective on the move towards the automatic exchange of
information as the new international standard; and FATCA will then
be dissected as it relates to its implementation, the registration
process, and impact on specific industry sectors. Attendees will be
given a walk through the IRS online portal and will find out what
the next steps will entail with regard to the intergovernmental
negotiation process -- key aspects that require clear
In addition to Messrs. Ridley and Tobin, speakers include:
Martin Livingston and Justin Appleyard of Maples and Calder; Duncan
Nicol, Tax Information Authority; Jonathan Pressman, Markit;
Christopher Larkin and Bill Bailey of Ernst & Young; Stephen
Camm and Bosun Adebaki of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Andrew Morehouse
of Harney Westwood & Riegels; Toni Pinkerton of MaplesFS,
Denise Hintzke of Deloitte; and Steven L. Cantor, Cantor & Webb
Mr. Jalles furthers: "We are very pleased to be able to
offer such a comprehensive viewpoint for professionals. We thank
the participating speakers for their efforts in presenting these
important updates and look forward to a productive day of
The seminar, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ignition, and Markit, begins at
8 a.m. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 5 p.m. Cost
for the full day is CI $450 for non-Cayman Finance members and CI
$350 for members. A half day is CI $300 for non-members and CI $200
To view the complete agenda and to register online, visit the
Events page at www.caymanfinance.ky.
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