On Saturday 3 December 2016, the Demystification Committee held an Offshore Roundtable, a day of discussions around offshore finance. The roundtable focused on the technical and geopolitical structures bound up in modern movements of capital offshore, with a number of invitees working in the design and research field.
Participants were asked what and where is offshore through a number of collective exercises; they were also presented with some of the tools and technologies used to gain access to offshore financial structures.
The Offshore Roundtable was held in a meeting room in London’s Greenwich Peninsula, a strategic location which allowed us gazing over Canary Wharf while discussing leaked documents involving the banks in our field of view.
Greenwich Peninsula is wholly owned by Knight Dragon, a company privately owned by billionaire entrepreneur Henry Cheng Kar-Shun through its New World Development Company Limited. New World Development is Asia’s leading business focusing on property, infrastructure and services. Its roots are deeply offshore, as it appears from the ICIJ Offshore Leaks.