4 Welcome to the 2015 Edition5 Message from the Minister7 Barbados ­ Your Gateway to International Business Expansion8 The G-8, G-20 and the OECD Agendas: Their Impact on Barbados9 Barbados ­ the Gateway to Latin America9 Leveraging the Canada-Barbados Partnership10 The OECD's Tax Avoidance Focus12 Canadian Financial Institution Regulation ­ Ensuring Barbados' International Business Companies Fit14 Latin America ­ Opportunities for Barbados15 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ­ the Impact on International Financial Centres16 Transparency in a Changing International Landscape16 A Bright Future in Barbados17 Why Barbados ­ Its Five Key Strengths 18 Barbados: Vital to Canada's Future Global Strategy20 The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and its Implications for Barbados22 Choosing a Domicile ­ an Emerging Country Perspective22 Barbados: a Compelling ChoiceSponsors24 The Barbados Stock Exchange ­ Opportunity Knocks 25 The Barbados "Africa Project": An Update25 Providing Quality Services to Clients Globally26 Steady Growth makes Barbados a Captive Jurisdiction of Choice 27 The Role of the Financial Services Commission in a Changing Regulatory Environment28 The Popularity of Small Captives is on the Rise29 FATCA Impact for Barbados ­ Key Points30 ... and so much More32 Fixed Income Strategy: Keep Your Eyes on the "Curve"34 Current Market Trends in International Wealth Planning36 Private Trust Companies37 Add Value to Captives through Asset Allocation38 International Mutual Funds: a Barbados Perspective40 International Estate and Succession Planning for the Family Office41 Right Environment for International Captive Insurance Manager42 The Beauty of Barbados as an International Financial Centre for Private Wealth Strategies Barbados International Finance & Business magazine is a publication of Invest Barbados. Invest Barbados is grateful to the international business community and the service providers for their support on the editorial committee and in contributing articles. We also thank the following sponsors:International BusinessBrookfield International Bank Inc. Chancery Chambers Delany CorporateDelany Law Deloitte & Touche Ernst and YoungFirst Provider Goldstream Management Services Ltd. JLT Towner KPMG PricewaterhouseCoopers International Insurance CGE International Services Ltd.Global Re SCCMarsh Canada LimitedUSA Risk Group Wealth Management CIBC FirstCaribbean International BankCidel Bank & TrustDGM Bank & TrustJ&T Bank and Trust Inc. RBC Wealth Management, CaribbeanScotiabankPhoto Credit:Cover photo of Bridgetown Port - courtesy Barbados Port Inc.Contents2015 BARBADOS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE & BUSINESS 3
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