According to the Index, the U. As always, such reports and rankings, which purport to present incredibly complex and fluid systems as neatly distilled rankings, based on numerical factors presented with seeming objective precision, must be taken with a grain of salt. Invariably, they simplify issues and reflect implicit, subjective and potentially biased judgments. Nonetheless, the Index represents the latest in a string of international pronouncements turning an uncomfortable spotlight on the U. Certainly, the Index highlights the substantial intersection between money laundering and tax evasion, both of which thrive in environments where anonymous shell companies may proliferate. A higher rank on the index does not necessarily mean a jurisdiction is more secretive, but rather that the jurisdiction plays a bigger role globally in enabling secretive banking, anonymous shell company ownership, anonymous real estate ownership or other forms of financial secrecy, which in turn enable money laundering, tax evasion and huge offshore concentrations of untaxed wealth. A highly secretive jurisdiction that provides little to no financial services to non-residents, like Samoa ranked 86th , will rank below a moderately secretive jurisdiction that is a major world player, like Japan ranked 7th. The Index identifies a slightly curious and discrete reason for the U. The TJN criticizes the U. According to the TJN, Cayman attained its top spot in the rankings primarily because it has increased the volume of financial services it provides to non-residents.
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