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Threatening to blacklist jurisdictions which fail to compile public registers of the beneficial owners of trusts and companies is all well and good, but politicians would do well to understand the legislations already in place in off-shore financial centres, says Dominic Wheatley.

9 March 2015

Threatening to blacklist jurisdictions which fail to compile public registers of the beneficial owners of trusts and companies is all well and good, but politicians would do well to understand the legislations already in place in off-shore financial centres, says Dominic Wheatley.

I only took over as chief executive of Guernsey Finance at the beginning of December last year, but have already been struck by the shear range of activities and topics that we, as the promotional agency for the island's finance industry, are dealing with on a daily basis. I have found this diverse daily workload both invigorating and challenging, which is no bad thing. It does, however, demand of the team here at Guernsey Finance high levels of flexibility and a broad range of capabilities and knowledge.

Personally, my knowledge base has be...

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