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25 Aug 2009

Offshore Hedge Fund Tax Shelter on the “White List”

West Palm Beach ( - The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) added the Cayman Islands to its 'white list' of jurisdictions that implement international tax standards for investors such as hedge funds and other alternative investors.

Jeffrey Owens, Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, welcomed the signing of the Cayman Islands' twelfth Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with New Zealand, on 13 August 2009 putting it “alongside other countries that have substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.”

In response, the Cayman Islands Government summarized: “For over four decades the
Cayman Islands has steadily earned its place as a world-class international financial
services centre. The Cayman Islands Government sees the OECD's recognition as a
natural outcome of the country’s substantial commitment to uphold an equally worldclass
international cooperation regime in the exchange of tax information.”

Alex Akesson

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