Looks like there is another flood of reporting ready to appear in print on bank secrecy and hiding wealth.
This project will be called the Pandora Papers.
If you recall, a major series of reports back in the 2016 timeframe described money laundering efforts flowing through one particular law firm in Panama. You can read my comments on the coverage.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) brought together around 600 journalists from about 150 media outlets to analyze a data leak with 2.94 TB of info. That’s terabytes, as in thousands of gigabytes.
The ICIJ kickoff summary was published on 11/3/21: Pandora Papers: An offshore data tsunami.
If you are at all interested in offshore banking, or money laundering, or the world-far-away of hiding or relocating wealth even without nefarious intent, you will want to pay attention.
Looks like there will be a lot of coverage, what with 330 politicians and 130 people on the Forbes billionaire list showing up in the data.
From a first glance, it looks like this project have as one focus the structure of banks and professionals that service this market.