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Sovereign investment in the financial services sector presentation


This presentation covers:

  • sovereign investment - background
  • sovereign investment and the GFC
  • Australian tax issues:
    • losses
    • GAPS scheme and non resident insurer provisions
    • transfer pricing
  • sovereign immunity:
    • current practice
    • government consultation process
  • other concessions available to sovereign investors.

Author profiles:

Steven Economides CTA
Steven Economides, CTA, is the Lead Partner of KPMG's Infrastructure Tax Group and has been a partner at KPMG since 1987. He holds a BA, LLB from Macquarie University, LLM from the University of Sydney and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Melbourne. Steven has advised on a series of privatisations, including TransGrid, AusGrid, Loy Yang and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and more recent privatisations, including Port Botany and the Port of Newcastle. Steven has had extensive experience in public-private partnership (PPP) transactions from the early PPPs of Mount Gambier and Port Augusta to the most recent transactions, including Royal Adelaide Hospital, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Clinic, Perth Stadium, Vic Schools and Northern Beaches Hospital. Steven's secondary market experience includes Intoll, Broadcast Australia, ConnectEast, Mater Hospital and Asciano. Current at 07 March 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Steven ECONOMIDES.

This was presented at 2010 Financial Services Taxation Conference.

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