The Financial Secrecy Index

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I haven't previously shared this video on the Financial Secrecy Index which was launched a week or so again, but think it rather good and so do so now:

The Financial Secrecy Index is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Coffers Project in which I also play a part at City, University of London.

The line I like best is Alex Cobham,'s suggestion that secrecy jurisdictions are a pervasive threat to human rights. I entirely agree, but as I directed the first iteration of this Index that's  not surprising.

What does delight me though is how this Index has grown in depth and influence. This remains for me an example of why NGO campaigning is vital. The FSI has been vital to the campaign to end tax haven abuse.