FATCA Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

FATCA Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

This blog is for the purists out there. Those who like to take the high ground and find solace in tracing the minutiae of regulations through to their operational conclusion. It’s a great game because the regulations are pretty complex, but the route to an operational...
Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Ok, so by now I am somewhat known for blog titles that are a play on words. I admit to struggling with Singapore, not for lack of a suitable word play (everyone surely knows what a Singapore Sling is), but more for how to connect that to the subject matter of this...
So you think you know enough to be a QI?

So you think you know enough to be a QI?

I am seeing a rapidly increasing trend in the market. Many US Withholding Agents and quite a few QIs are now insisting that their financial institution clients, who are currently non qualified intermediaries (NQIs), become qualified intermediaries (QIs) in order to do...
GATCA from the Caribbean

GATCA from the Caribbean

It may be my toughest assignment yet. However, I’m not expecting too much sympathy. I am currently training and consulting in…Barbados and elsewhere in the Caribbean. I read an article in today’s Barbados Advocate in which Senator McClean was singing the praises of...