Cayman Finance was set up in the Cayman Islands in 2003 "to represent Cayman’s financial services industry".
According to its website: "The importance of this role has been magnified tremendously by the events of the last 2 years and the international focus on offshore financial centers and their relation to global taxation issues. Cayman Finance has greatly increased its activity in the areas of public affairs and public relations, and will remain alert and responsive to new challenges that may present themselves."
Members in 2011 include: Appleby | ATC Trustees (Cayman) Ltd | Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd | Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited | Codan Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd | Conyers Dill and Pearman | Deloitte | Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited | Ernst & Young | KPMG | Mourant Ozannes | Ogier | PricewaterhouseCoopers | Rawlinson and Hunter | Walkers
Richard Coles Chairman from April 2011, former governor Roy McTaggart, managing partner at KPMG; Peter Cockhill, managing partner at Ogier; Nick Freeland, senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Gonzalo Jalles, CEO of HSBC in Cayman; Mark Lewis, managing partner at Walkers; Conor O’Dea, managing director of Butterfield Bank (Cayman); David Roberts, managing director of Cayman Management; Dan Scott, regional managing partner of Ernst & Young; Ian Wight, managing partner of Deloitte; and Henry Smith, global managing partner of Maples and Calder.
Former chairman: Anthony Travers
Media work in the UK is handled by Media House (Jack Irvine or Lynn Unick) Jack Irvine has actively spoken out on Cayman Finance's behalf against research carried out by financial transparency campaigners the Tax Justice Network which revealed the Cayman Islands as the second most secretive jurisdiction in the world in 2011.