Cyprus as EU-location for asset-protection

Hans Ruediger Kaufmann, Marios Christou, Christophoros Christophorou

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    The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework to develop a competitive advantage of the financial market of Cyprus interrelating political, historical, legal and economic aspects. As the current era of globalisation implies intense international competition íor attracting financial resources, the discussion has been positioned in the context of competitive advantage. The research intends to provide authorities and all stakeholders involved with a comprehensive pool of internal and external competitive elements reílected in a holistic íramework synthesismg country, industry and company perspectives. Whereas current literature reíers more to individual and scattered elements of competitive advantage a coherent view is very seldom applied. No such study on comprehensive factors of competitive advantage of the Financial Centre of Cyprus has been provided so íar. The paper qualitatively validates a model applied íor another successful financial market, Liechtenstein, to analyse its applicability to the Cyprus case. Against the background of the global financial crisis and the still existing Cyprus problem, the paper pays special attention to the security aspect penetrating all factors of the model. The paper intends to provide a holistic view on the factors of competitive advantage of the Tmancial Centre of Cyprus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-128
    Number of pages22
    JournalCyprus Review
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


    • Competitive advantage
    • Cyprus
    • Financial centres
    • Private banking


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