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Why Britain is beating the U.S. at financial innovation

Legislation allowing ordinary American investors to invest in the shares of startups and small businesses was first introduced in the U.S. Congress in 2011. Despite bipartisan support and the approval of President Obama, it is only now becoming a reality.<p>As an Anglo-American — born and raised in …

Can Cayman Islands Manage Rapid Tourism Growth?

<i>PHOTO: Rosa Harris, Cayman Islands director of tourism. (Photo by Brian Major).</i><p>A recent Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) analysis found …

The Best Secluded Shores of the Caribbean

The best strips of sand under the Caribbean sun are the ones less traveled. The ones away from the throngs of tourists and all-inclusives. Here are a …

The lesser-known Caribbean: readers' tips

<b>This week’s winning entry</b><p><b>Trinidad</b><p>This island is often overlooked as holidaymakers head for the beaches of Tobago, but it is well worth a visit. Rich in oil revenue, the island does little to encourage tourists, yet its lush south, bustling towns and fascinating history make it an enticing …

National Crime Agency demands quicker access to offshore firm records

Call comes as it emerges that Britain has given £400m in aid to 18 countries regarded as tax havens, including Panama<p>The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, …

Corruption

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

U.S., Cayman Islands face wait for EU green light on hedge funds | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Asset managers from two of the world’s top hedge fund centres, the United States and Cayman Islands, must wait another five months to find out if they can continue marketing themselves to European Union investors, prolonging uncertainty in the sector.<p>A new EU law requires the …

Hedge Funds

The U.S. Companies With The Most Offshore Cash [Infographic]

The use of tax havens is ubiquitous across America’s 500 largest companies. Collectively, they hold $2.1 trillion in offshore cash, according to a recent study by Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Establishing foreign subsidiaries in places with little or no tax such as …

Tax Havens

Your concise career change guide: How to choose a new career that's right for you

<b>Are you considering a fresh start? Lacking in new career ideas? Where do you begin?</b><p>Competition for jobs has never been more fierce, so ensure you …

Employment

How to Master Networking... Even if You’re An Introvert

Headhunters, recruiters and candidates alike recognise that, for many senior level candidates, poor networking skills is a <b>significant obstacle in the</b> …

Employment

Accountant Stuns With Amazing TLC Cover on The X Factor UK 2015

Accountant Megan Dallas stunned the judges with an amazing cover of the TLC hit “Waterfalls” on <b>The X Factor UK 2015</b>!<p>I absolutely LOVED this version …

The X-Factor

Twitter is a reporter's dream : Opportunity awaits lawyers - Real Lawyers

2 Out Of 3 Countries Go To A Lot Of Effort To Hide How They Spend Their Money

But they’re probably doing totally legit things with it, don’t worry.<p>Public budgets have a central place in any functioning democracy. Even if few people ever read the final documents released by governments, the budgeting process forces officials to account for themselves, and eventually allows …

Budgeting

Bermuda: The New Destination for Adrenaline Junkies

You can still go golfing on Bermuda, but this once-staid island now offers big-thrills pursuits from rock climbing to mountain biking just a short hop from the East Coast<p>I WAS HANGING from a limestone cliff jutting out of the North Atlantic, about 600 miles east of the Carolinas. A psychiatrist …

Bermuda

The Generation Gap in Accounting is Widening

With CPA firms locked in a battle for top-level talent, wages are advancing at record rates in desperate efforts to both retain and recruit …

Business Development

Cayman Islands, Home of World's Super Wealth

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man for the past seventeen consecutive years with a reputed personal wealth of $33 billion, surprised analysts at …

Hong Kong

The Honeymooners' Guide to the Cayman Islands

Easy to reach and accessible once you're there, the trip of isles — Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman — that make up the Cayman Islands offer gorgeous white-sand beaches and clear blue Caribbean water, without hassle or a long flight — which makes it the perfect honeymoon destination. …

Tories ease pressure on Cayman Islands over tax transparency

Britain’s Conservative government has relaxed demands on the Cayman Islands to create a register detailing company ownership, despite Prime Minister David Cameron’s previous call for Overseas Territories to adopt the measure to promote transparency.<p>The UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown …

UK seems to relax pressure on Caymans over company register

Grant Shapps, Foreign Office minister, says on visit that Cayman Islands could use existing systems to help tax authorities<p>The UK government appears to have relaxed its pressure on the Cayman Islands to create a register of company ownership, despite David Cameron’s plea last year for overseas …

United Kingdom

Flying too high

IF YOU were a Chinese worker you could have spent the past year toiling to earn a living. Or you could have bought some shares and sat on the sofa …

Stock Markets

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Accounting

CV style: What do executive recruiters prefer? [Podcast]

The Curriculum Vitae or Resume forms the foundation of your ‘personal brand’ which you will present to the recruitment market, and is often the first …

Employment

How to get headhunted for your next executive role

<i>You receive a call from an executive headhunter. He shows a genuine interest in you and knows all about your career to date. He’s keen to talk to you</i> …

Employment

How To Sneak Past The Online Application And Get The Job

I’ve been an HR leader since 1984 and I have met at least a thousand other HR leaders, especially over the past few years.<p>I’ve spoken in front of ten to fifteen thousand of them and I have never heard an HR leader defend, much less praise, his or her Applicant Tracking System.<p>Not once. Not even …

Employment

The executive's guide to the hidden jobs market

Is job search competition holding you back?<p><b>What’s holding you back in your executive job search? Tough competition for jobs? A lack of suitable</b> …

Employment

5 things that make recruiters leave your LinkedIn profile (and how to fix them)

LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview — you probably already know this. But just like with your resume, what you leave off …

Record wave of finance workers want to move job

The number of City workers looking to jump ship has doubled in the past year, recruiters say<p>Booming salaries and fierce competition for skilled workers is encouraging finance professionals to start looking for a better job at rival firms, according to recruiter Morgan McKinley.<p>It had a record …