JAN 30 2018

2018 Financial Secrecy Index Launch Event and Press Briefing





Cordially invite you to attend the

2018 Financial Secrecy Index Launch Event and Press Briefing

How Opaque is the United States?

Join the FACT Coalition, the Tax Justice Network, and Transparency International for the 2018 Launch of the Financial Secrecy Index and Find out Where the U.S. Ranks Among the World’s Biggest Secrecy Jurisdictions (i.e. Tax Havens)

January 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
*Lunch will be served to attendees*

FACT Coalition offices (at the Economic Policy Institute)
1225 Eye ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005



The Tax Justice Network, the FACT Coalition, and Transparency International will host a launch event for the 2018 global Financial Secrecy Index on January 30th at 12pm. The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. The last time the Index was launched, in November 2015, the United States was ranked the 3rd largest secrecy jurisdiction. Come find out what, if anything, has changed.

One of the co-authors of the index, Andres Knobel of the Tax Justice Network, will present the latest findings. A panel of experts will delve deeper into the issue’s impacts in the U.S. and abroad, suggest policy remedies, and look at how the newly enacted U.S. tax overhaul could impact the status of the U.S. as a tax haven.

*** Speakers Include ***


Andres Knobel, Legal Analyst, Tax Justice Network; and co-author of the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index


Sarah Anderson, Director, Global Economy Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Raymond Baker, President, Global Financial Integrity

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network


Gary Kalman, Executive Director, The FACT Coalition


Please RSVP HERE or by emailing Jacob Wills at jwills@thefactcoalition.org.


Press Inquiries

This event is open to the press, and media are strongly encouraged to attend.  The 2018 Financial Secrecy Index is strictly embargoed until Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) EST / 5:00pm GMT (London).   Embargoed materials are available for accredited journalists in advance.

Please direct all press inquiries about the event, and all requests for embargoed materials to Clark Gascoigne by email at cgascoigne@thefactcoalition.org or by phone at +1 (202) 810-1334


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