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International Finance and Administration

Author: Carla Channing

Published: January 2015 | ISBN: 9781860726507


This official ICSA study text has been specially designed to support students preparing for ICSA’s level 4 suite of International Finance and Administration qualifications (IFA). Providing an introduction to fundamental topics and issues in offshore finance centres, the text covers all manner of subjects including the types of products and services offered, the regulation and supervision of offshore financial services providers, and anti-money laundering regulations.



This study text is presented in a helpful and accessible style and contains a number of features to aid learning:

  • Case law and case examples
  • Stop and think scenarios
  • Worked examples
  • Test yourself review questions
  • Glossaries of key terms



The text provides an excellent guide for students and also acts as an excellent introductory overview for anyone involved in the wider international finance sector.

Contents

Part One: Introducing offshore finance centres
1. The development and features of offshore centres
2. Offshore financial services

Part Two: The legal environment
3. The importance of English law
4. Contract law

Part Three: Taxation
5. Different taxes and their implications
6. Taxation of offshore entities

Part Four: Banking
7. Accounts and payments
8. Offshore banking services

Part Five: Regulation and supervision of offshore finance centres
9. Regulation and supervision of the offshore services sector
10. Money laundering

Part Six: Creating a valid trust
11. Trust creation
12. The parties to a trust
13. Types of trusts

Part Seven: Companies and company law
14. Introduction to companies
15. Company incorporation
16. Company meetings and resolutions
17. Winding up

Part eight: Other vehicles, and trust and company administration
18. Other vehicles
19. Trust and company administration

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