Neil Winward Taxation Guru

Neil is the CEO of Sevara Capital Advisors. He is passionate about solving tax, accounting and regulatory problems for institutions that have invested billions of dollars of capital in multiple jurisdictions. His company provides solutions for banks, insurance companies and hedge funds to tackle their problems related to tax returns, financial statements, accounting and internal finance matters. Neil holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Cambridge. 


Senator, We Sell Ads…

It is misguided to think that government can solve all our pressing problems – the things that concern us deeply at any moment in history – by regulation. It is especially misguided at this point in US history when public trust in Congress and in the politicians whose efforts would be joined in crafting such regulation is at an all-time low.


A New Trend in Private Equity?

KKR recently announced it would be changing its partnership form to that of a corporation. Why would it do that?


Tax Day and Hedge Funds

Tomorrow is Tax Day in the United States. April 17, 2018 is the day the approximately 150mn individual taxpayers in the US are obliged to file their tax return or request and extension.


Thinking Like A Business Owner: Skill and Experience in Finance

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope is the retitled name of the second highest grossing film in the history of movies – the first being E.T. Luke Skywalker was the new hope in the struggle of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. The movie was written for the screen by George Lucas as a collection of the science fiction he read and imagined as a twelve-year-old.


Taxes Matter But Is It Really Armageddon?

Nancy Pelosi, minority Democrat leader of the House of Representatives may have lost her way in the jungle of hyperbole when she described the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) as “Armageddon.” The standard definition of Armageddon is the last battle between good and evil that takes place before the Day of Judgment. While the TCJA is certainly an act of legislative vandalism passed by politicians more focused on their own political survival than the good of the country, it is not the end of the world.

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