The Panama Papers and the new age of investing

by | Apr 25, 2016 | Financial News, Investment News

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Could the biggest data breach in history change the investment landscape?

Panama Papers & the impact on investors

The revelations which have come from the leaking of the “Panama Papers,” 11 and a half million documents from one of the world’s most secretive law firms, has revealed the ugly side of offshore investments.

From Vladimir Putin, to Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron, the anonymous leak from Mossack Fonseca has led to serious issues being raised over the legitimacy of offshore investments, as well as robust debate about the need for greater transparency in how the financial services industry manages the investment process.

Moving towards a more transparent future

One of the biggest talking points around the data leak has been the extent to which the offshore investments made by many of the rich and famous have been secretive, hidden and often murky.

Whether for the purposes of tax evasion or to hide assets from ex-wives or partners, a large part of the public anger prompted by the leaks has revolved around how a few wealthy individuals are “bending the rules.”

With David Cameron having published his tax returns, and George Osbourne swiftly following suit, it is clear that moving forward greater scrutiny will undoubtedly be a part of the investment landscape.

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