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The Pan European Pensions and Asset Pooling Summit 2007

16thOctober 2007

Speaker Biography

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Ali Kazimi

Director
Ernst & Young

Ali Kazimi is the Head of Investment & Operational Taxes at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he was Head of Tax at Barclays Global Investors. His financial services experience spans over 15 years, with leading professional services and banks. He has considerable experience of lobbying and negotiating with international taxation authorities.

Some key projects that he has led have included the following:

  • A large-scale pan-European project to negotiate and implement streamlined procedures for reclamation of withholding taxes suffered on cross-border income flows. The project comprised review of custodian accounts and filing procedures, identification of efficiencies, detailed tax analysis to support the legal basis of the treaty reclaims, negotiating concessions with the European tax authorities and implementation of the agreed streamlined procedures
  • Led representations to the Japanese Ministry of Finance in respect of the changes to the JGB systems (FPI and QFI in Japan)
  • Lobbied States of Jersey in its adoption of the EU Savings Directive
  • Various advisory assignments to custodian banks on investment market tax developments in respect of withholding taxes
  • Assisted in the tax technical and operational design of securities lending programmes
  • Undertaken tax reviews of lending and derivative activities for investment management clients

    Ali is a frequent speaker at conferences on a range of topics including Securities Lending, Pension Pooling, Withholding Taxes, Custodial Structures and Stamp Duties.

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