KYC News, Inc., d.b.a. OffshoreAlert, was incorporated in Florida, USA on November 21, 1996 and is headquartered in Miami.
OffshoreAlert specializes in reporting about Offshore Financial Centers, with an emphasis on fraud investigations, and also holds an annual conference about OFCs, focusing on products and services, tax and political issues, compliance, money laundering, fraud, asset recovery and investigations.
The company is 100%-owned and managed by David Marchant, a United Kingdom national who has been a journalist since 1984, working in the UK, Bermuda and the USA.
Marchant and/or OffshoreAlert are generally considered to be leading authorities on OFCs and serious financial crime. They are routinely quoted or referenced by news organizations around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Vancouver Sun, The Economist, BusinessWeek, CBS News, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Television, United Press International and many more. We have also been referenced in non-fiction books such as 'The Sink: Crime, Terror, and Dirty Money in the Offshore World', by Jeffrey Robinson, in 2003 and 'Crime School: Money Laundering: True Crime Meets the World of Business and Finance', by Chris Mathers, in 2004 and in Government reports such as 'Correspondent Banking: A Gateway For Money Laundering' by the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 2001. Marchant also wrote the 'Money Laundering' chapter of a textbook for financial journalists called 'Covering Globalization: A Handbook for Reporters', which was published by Columbia University Press, in New York, in 2004.
OffshoreAlert's exposés on fraud, tax evasion and money laundering have contributed to the collapse of several international financial groups and criminal charges being brought against their principals.
A testament to the quality of our reporting and our unwillingness to yield to bullying is that Marchant and/or OffshoreAlert have been sued for libel multiple times in the USA, Canada, Cayman Islands, Grenada, and Panama and have never lost, published a correction, issued an apology or paid one cent in legal fees, costs or damages to the plaintiffs.
OffshoreAlert is neither pro- nor anti-OFCs. We are independent. Our only agenda is to provide credible, accurate and useful information so that our clients can make better-informed decisions.