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OffshoreAlert Conference Miami 2013

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Video recordings with synchronized PowerPoint presentations of The 11th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference that took place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach on May 5 -7, 2013.
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Over 26 hours of educational video
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Unlimited access to recordings from May 20, 2013 - November 20, 2013
May 06, 2013

Opening Remarks

An introduction to the conference, its aims and a breakdown of who is in attendance.

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Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

The Modern Offshore World: Trends & Developments

An overview of what is taking place in the ever-changing world of Offshore Finance.

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Simon Filmer

Simon Filmer

Managing Director, ex-Asia, Offshore Incorporations (BVI)

Evaluating OFCs: Which Are Best and Why?

The Global Financial Centres Index is a ranking of the competitiveness of 77 financial centres based on 26,180 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 80 indices. It is compiled and published twice a year by Z/Yen Group with sponsorship from the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. A representative of Z/Yen Group will discuss the quality of various OFCs and how they compare with their on-shore equivalents, based on Z/Yen's research.

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Mark Yeandle

Mark Yeandle

Senior Consultant, Z/Yen Group Limited (London)

Dan Reeves: My Experiences Leading the IRS Investigation into Offshore Tax Structures

Prior to his retirement on June 30, 2012, Dan Reeves was at the heart of the IRS' investigations into offshore tax evasion. In this session, Dan will talk about how the IRS developed its offshore programs, difficulties he and his team encountered, and how they overcame obstacles, including jurisdictional issues.

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Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

Founder, Offshore Compliance & Enforcement Consulting Group & Retired Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey)

WATCH: Fraud & Murder in the Bahamas: The Hywel Jones Affair

The brother of murdered British businessman Hywel Jones will discuss the seemingly incompetent and/or corrupt police investigation into both his brother's death and an alleged $20 million fraud by Jones' former business partner, prominent Bahamian Lester Turnquest. This session will look at evidence of corruption in the Bahamas on a wider scale and go into problems that expatriate business people face when living and working in the jurisdiction. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The person who begins asking questions at the 50:16 mark is attorney Colin Callender, Managing Partner of Callenders & Co. law firm in the Bahamas. Although he did not disclose it when asking questions, Mr. Callender's law firm represents Lester Turnquest and, in fact, Lester Turnquest's brother, Stephen Turnquest, is a partner of Callenders & Co.  

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Speakers
Illtyd Jones

Illtyd Jones

Brother of British businessman Hywel Jones, who was murdered in the Bahamas.
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

Economic Passports: Trends & Developments

In the wake of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renouncing his US citizenship and becoming a citizen of Sinapore, this session will look at the pros and cons - both financial and practical - of taking out an economic passport.

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Burke Files

Burke Files

Principal, Financial Examinations & Evaluations, Inc. (Arizona)
David Lesperance

David Lesperance

Managing Partner, Lesperance & Associates Barristers & Solicitors (Canada)

The Duties of 'Offshore Company' or Nominee Directors: Are They Held To A Lesser Standard?

This session will explore the treatment of duties of both Nominee or 'Offshore Company' directors by the courts in various jurisdictions and assess how it differs to that of Onshore or Regular Company directors.

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Speakers
Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson

Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)
Claire Robey

Claire Robey

Associate, Harneys (BVI)
Kenneth Krys

Kenneth Krys

Founder & CEO, KRyS Global (Cayman Islands)

Covert Discovery of Hidden Assets

An open discussion about measures used to surreptitiously (and legally) discover concealed wealth and to attribute it to wrongdoers or wrongdoing.

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Speakers
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Matt Lindsay

Matthew Lindsay

Partner, Rose LLP (Calgary)
Ruth Promislow

Ruth Promislow

Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)

Inside Cayman's Hedge Fund Industry

The Cayman Islands is the world's biggest hedge fund domicile. But what are the risks for sponsors and investors?

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Don Seymour

Don Seymour

Founder, DMS Offshore Investment Services (Cayman Islands)
John Prout

John Prout

Executive Director, Foundation for Fund Governance (Washington, DC)
Matt Mulry

Matt Mulry

Partner, Dillon Eustace (Cayman Islands)

Whistleblowing: Bradley Birkenfeld's $104 m Award & Other Developments

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This session will look at the latest developments in whistleblower programs operated by the SEC, CFTC and the IRS.

Speakers
R. Scott Oswald

R. Scott Oswald

Managing Principal, Employment Law Group (Washington, D.C.)

Offshore Trusts: What Investigations Reveal About How They Really Work

This session will analyze the secret side of offshore trusts, as revealed in a securities fraud action brought by the SEC against the billionaire Wyly brothers of Texas and in 2.5 million client-files leaked to investigative journalists.

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Jack Blum

Jack Blum

Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA)
Bob Roach

Bob Roach

Counsel & Chief Investigator to the Majority, U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Washington, D.C.)

Navigating the Regulation Nightmare in Offshore Transactions

This session will arm you with basic tools to make you just a little bit dangerous when discussing international initiatives such as FATCA (including the US, UK and EU versions), AIFMD, EMIR, Dodd Frank, CFTC and a host of other acronyms that are a portent of the new age of borderless regulation.

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Speakers
Martin Livingston

Martin Livingston

Partner, Maples and Calder (Cayman Islands)
Gonzalo Jalles

Gonzalo Jalles

CEO, Cayman Finance (Cayman Islands)
Robert Snetiker

Robert Snetiker

Managing Consultant, The Regulatory Fundamentals Group (New York)

The Global Shell Company Experiment: Offshore v. Onshore

Posing as would-be money launderers, corrupt officials, and terrorist financiers in need of anonymous shell companies, academics-turned-investigators approached more than 3,700 corporate service providers that operate in 182 onshore and offshore countries/jurisdictions. In this presentation, one of those investigators will discuss what they discovered.

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Speakers
Daniel Nielson

Dr. Daniel Nielson

Co-Author, 'Global Shell Games: Testing Money Launderers’ and Terrorist Financiers’ Access to Shell Companies' (Utah)
May 07, 2013

Match-Fixing in Sports: How Big is The Problem and & How Is it Detected?

This session will analyze the growing problem of match-fixing in sports and how data is used to detect suspicious betting patterns.

We regret to inform you that due to technical difficulties there is no video recording of this session. 

Speakers
Bijan Khezri

Bijan Khezri

Director, Sportradar Digital Media AG (Switzerland)

The Cyprus Crisis: Could it Happen in Other OFCs?

This session will look at what caused the crisis, the financial impact on clients of Cyprus' offshore sector, which jurisdictions are likely to benefit from the problems, and whether the debacle could be repeated in other OFCs.

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Speakers
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)
Gonzalo Jalles

Gonzalo Jalles

CEO, Cayman Finance (Cayman Islands)
Richard Rahn

Richard Rahn

Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth (Washington, DC)
Warren Coats

Warren Coats

Consultant, International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC)

The 2012 Evolving Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: An Update of Hazards, Opportunities, & More

This session will explore numerous hazards, opportunities and practical applications of the 2012 OVDP, including a review of numerous technical issues and input for how to address these issues.

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Speakers
William M. Sharp

William Sharp

Partner, Sharp Kemm (Tampa & Zurich)

The G8 Agenda and Taxation: How the 'Fair Share' Argument Will Affect OFCs

This session will look at attempts by the world's major governments to tax the wealthy and the potential impact on offshore financial centers.

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Speakers
Dax Basdeo

Dax Basdeo

Chief Officer, Ministry for Financial Services, Cayman Islands Government (Cayman Islands)
Andrew P. Morriss

Andrew Morriss

Chair of Law, University of Alabama School of Law (Alabama)
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)

The Changing Face of International Tax Planning and the Effect on Offshore Financial Centers

The presentation will provide insight into developments in global policy and treaties from the OECD and the impact on structuring opportunities in OFCs.

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Ben Arrindell

Ben Arrindell

Member, United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (Barbados)

Offshore Asset Protection Trusts: Staying on The Right Side of The Law

This session will look at the concept, design, tax implications and compliance issues of offshore asset protection trusts.

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Barry Engel

Barry Engel

Founding Principal, Engel & Reiman (Denver)

Corruption in OFCs: How Big is The Problem & What Is Its Impact On International Business?

This session will look at corruption in Caribbean jurisdictions and how it affects international business that is conducted in them.

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Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Dan Duguay

Dan Duguay

Former Auditor General of the Cayman Islands (Canada)
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Rodney Gallagher

Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip (Barbados)
Andrew Bodnar

Andrew Bodnar

Barrister, Matrix Chambers (London)

If An Offshore Investment Fails: Who Can Be Sued, For What & Where?

If an offshore investment fails, what viable remedies are available to investors seeking to recover damages? Who can they sue, what must they prove, how much does it cost, and when should they just accept their loss?

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Speakers
Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Felicity Toube QC

Felicity Toube QC

 Barrister, South Square Chambers (London)
Maureen Ward

Maureen Ward

Partner, Bennett Jones, (Toronto)
Ann Gittleman

Ann Gittleman

Director, Kinetic Partners (New York)

Practical Tips About Offshore Litigation For Foreign Counsel

In this session, leading offshore attorney Jeremy Walton will pass on insider tips about the Dos and Don'ts of offshore litigation.

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Jeremy Walton

Jeremy Walton

Partner, Appleby (Cayman Islands)

How to Identify Red Flags In The Offshore World

Fresh from exposing a $180 million fraud perpetrated by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, OffshoreAlert's publisher will show you how easy it is to identify red flags in the offshore world.

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David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
Jess Shakespeare

Jess Shakespeare

Director, Kinetic Partners (Cayman Islands)
Hugh Dickson

Hugh Dickson

Partner, Grant Thornton (Cayman Islands)

Offshore Life Insurance & Viaticals Schemes: Avoiding The Perils

How to assess schemes based around offshore life insurance and viaticals.

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Steven Roth

Steven Roth

President, Wealth Management International (Los Angeles)

International Asset Protection: The Cook Islands vs. Other Jurisdictions

A look at the pros and cons of the Cook Islands and other jurisdictions in the area of international asset protection.

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Jennifer A. Davis

Jennifer Davis

CEO, Cook Islands Financial Services Development Authority (Cook Islands)
Antony Will

Antony Will

Managing Director, Cook Islands Trust Corporation Ltd. (Cook Islands)

Offshore v. Onshore Hedge Funds: A Comparison

The results of a study into the differences between onshore and offshore hedge funds.

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George Aragon

George Aragon

Associate Professor of Finance, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (Arizona)

The Evolution of Man: From Neanderthal to Madoff

Knowing why a fraudster commits fraud is often the most important element in both understanding the fraudulent activity as well as detecting and recovering from fraud.

With a focus on the psychopathy and sociopathy behind the behavior of a fraudster, this presentation looks at the primordial personality profile of a fraudster, comparing him to our Neanderthal and Human ancestors, and translates that into more successful returns on the practitioner's investment into the investigation, prosecution and recovery from all forms of fraud

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Neal Levin

Neal Levin

Partner, Freeborn & Peters (Chicago)

Inside the Investigation Into OFCs by The ICIJ and The Guardian

The Guardian's Investigations Executive Editor David Leigh will discuss the investigation into OFCs by his newspaper and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which included analyzing over 2.5 million leaked files regarding confidential offshore accounts.

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David Leigh

David Leigh

Former Investigations Editor, The Guardian (London)
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David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
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