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Mar 23 2010 | 3:22am ET
Direct taxes would be a bad idea in the Cayman Islands, domicile of approximately 80% of the world’s hedge funds, a blue-ribbon panel has said.
The Miller Commission, headed by former U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman James Miller, warned that imposing direct taxes could imperil the islands’ financial services industry.
The commission was created at the behest of the British government, which last year approved the Caymans’ request to exceed its debt limits.
“Our position is, and will continue to consistently be, that we do not believe that direct taxes are good for this country,” McKeeva Bush, the Cayman prime minister, said.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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