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    1. July 21, 2015

      Partner Re opens its books to Exor

      Exor’s dogged pursuit of PartnerRe has make a breakthrough as the Italian fund’s sixth sweetened offer prompted the...

    2. July 20, 2015

      Exor sweetens PartnerRe offer for third time

      Exor hopes to win the backing of PartnerRe shareholders with a special $3 dividend, as the investment fund of Italy’s...

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    1. Investing in Haiti

      In spite of positive signs of change, the country continues to be blighted by poor eco...
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    1. July 19, 2015

      Preferred stock: Bermuda love triangle

      One class of stakeholders taking value from another is a classic theme in corporate warfare. In mergers and...

    2. July 19, 2015

      Match racing fans anticipate changing shape of America’s Cup

      The foiling, wing-sailed catamarans of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race each other on Thursday using...

    3. June 22, 2015

      Tax blacklist provokes offshore fury

      Bermuda has attacked a tax haven list drawn up by Brussels as “unjustified and baseless”, adding to criticism of the...

    4. June 17, 2015

      Arch Capital eyes Axis in insurance deal spree

      Arch Capital, a Bermuda-based reinsurer, is considering a bid for smaller rival Axis Capital, turning the insurance...

    5. May 10, 2015

      AIFMD: US hedge funds shy away over EU regulation

      More than 550 private equity and hedge fund managers from outside the EU have registered to market their funds in the...

    6. April 17, 2015

      Case study: Digicel

      When Denis O’Brien began exploring the idea of launching a phone business in Haiti in 2005, he was lured by a single...

    7. April 14, 2015

      Exor looks to thwart Axis offer for PartnerRe

      Exor, the investment company of Italy’s Agnelli family, the dynasty behind Fiat, has launched a $6.4bn bid to scupper...

    8. March 27, 2015

      Tax havens told to drop opposition to UK call for central register

      Leading offshore financial centres have been told to rethink their opposition to David Cameron’s demand that they...

    9. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Plan to turn London into cat bond centre

      George Osborne has set out plans to make London a global centre for catastrophe bonds and other esoteric vehicles that...

    10. March 9, 2015

      Insurance M&A: Island of despair

      A Bermuda residence should mean a carefree lifestyle. Unfortunately, it is a much tenser existence these days for the...

    11. February 8, 2015

      Tax havens hit back at Labour blacklist threat

      Britain’s offshore financial centres have hit back at a threat by the Labour opposition to put them on a tax haven...

    12. January 25, 2015

      Axis-PartnerRe $11bn deal to reshape reinsurance

      Axis Capital and PartnerRe have agreed an $11bn transaction to combine the two New York-listed insurers, in the...

    13. December 31, 2014

      Reinsurance price cuts prompt viability fears

      A third straight year of falling prices for back-up insurance against earthquakes, hurricanes and other catastrophes is...

    14. December 28, 2014

      A year in a word: Double Irish

      Double Irish compound noun — a) a lucrative tax loophole exploited by multinationals with Irish operations; b) a...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Bermuda snubs Cameron plan for company register

      Bermuda, the richest of the UK’s overseas territories, has snubbed David Cameron’s call to rip away the “cloak of...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2014

      Hurricane from space

      Alexander Gerst/NASA/AFP Hurricane Gonzalo was taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency...

    17. October 15, 2014

      Axing of Double Irish tax plan greeted calmly by Wall Street

      A simple tweak to the “Double Irish” tax structure might be enough to prolong its lifespan, advisers said as they...

    18. October 14, 2014

      Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

      Might Cara Delevingne be a tad overexposed? The fact that an observer as fusty as Lombard is even aware of the...

    19. September 9, 2014

      America’s Cup commissioner aims to revive ‘tier one’ sport

      Sports administrator Harvey Shiller, newly appointed commercial commissioner for the next America’s Cup, on Tuesday...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Surviving the absence of trophy kids. - Austerity, France and memories. - In which the “Gandhi...

    21. August 18, 2014

      Amlin chief Charles Philipps predicts insurance shake-up

      Amlin, the Lloyd’s of London insurer, has predicted a fresh wave of consolidation in the industry as intensifying...

    22. July 24, 2014

      Google pays £21.6m tax in UK, where revenues are $5.6bn

      Google’s UK operation paid £20.4m of corporation tax on its profits in 2013, according to accounts filed at Companies...

    23. June 30, 2014

      Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

      Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have...

    24. May 6, 2014

      Robert McAlpine plunges into red on Bermuda contract losses

      Robert McAlpine, the builder of the new US embassy in London, has plunged into the red as a result of substantial...

    25. May 5, 2014

      Insurers move towards alternatives

      Insurers intend to make their largest asset allocation increases in infrastructure debt, private equity, commercial...

    26. April 2, 2014

      OECD denies new rules are biased against low-tax countries

      Small, low-tax countries such as Ireland stand to benefit from the looming crackdown on tax avoidance by multinationals...

    27. March 21, 2014

      Caterpillar faces US Senate tax inquiry

      Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, has become the subject of a US Senate inquiry into...

    28. February 28, 2014

      Short cuts: A new era for Orient-Express

      London Orient-Express Hotels, the luxury travel group that runs trains, river cruises, restaurants and hotels around...

    29. January 7, 2014

      Catlin Singapore unit to sidestep Lloyd’s

      The Asia arm of Catlin is to start writing policies independent of Lloyd’s of London for the first time, in the latest...

    30. December 18, 2013

      ConvergEx pays $150m to settle fraud case

      ConvergEx, a leading transactions services provider, has agreed to pay $150m and its Bermuda subsidiary has pleaded...

    31. November 8, 2013

      Master of rum who shook Bacardi into a cocktail of brands

      As head of Bacardi, Manuel Cutillas launched the rum producer’s transformation into the multi-brand global enterprise...

    32. October 24, 2013

      Ireland inches forward on long road to tax reform

      A few months after strongly rejecting claims by US senators that it is a “tax haven”, Dublin moved on Thursday to close...

    33. October 16, 2013

      DoJ and SEC prepare to charge ConvergEx

      US authorities are preparing to bring civil and criminal charges against ConvergEx, a leading transaction services...

    34. October 10, 2013

      ‘Dutch sandwich’ grows as Google shifts €8.8bn to Bermuda

      Google funnelled €8.8bn of royalty payments to Bermuda last year, a quarter more than in 2011, underlining the rapid...

    35. September 30, 2013

      Google UK paid £11.2m in corporate tax

      Google’s UK operation paid £11.2m in corporation tax in 2012, according to its latest accounts, illustrating the...

    36. September 11, 2013

      Looking into sweetheart tax deals

      Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have long been suspected of wooing multinationals through tax deals. But...

    37. August 29, 2013

      France steps up assault on tax havens

      France has stepped up its assault on tax havens by blacklisting Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Jersey, in a sudden...

    38. August 13, 2013

      Q&A: Essential facts about US tax inversions

      What is a tax inversion? A tax inversion is a legal transaction whereby a company becomes the subsidiary of another...

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