In the September issue

Our cover story this month looks at the state of the shipping industry – and in particular the nascent Chinese maritime trade. China is soon to dominate the world’s ocean trade, yet it is inheriting the mantle just as the industry finds itself in a funk. As George C. Economou explains, reform of an industry that transports, at one point or another, more than 90% of the world’s commodities, is vital. Though is China necessarily best placed to undertake this?

This issue of Offshore Investment includes a welcome return to Patricia Woo and her China Opinion column, in which she assesses this month the myriad challenges faced by the family office in the 21st century. And Urs Stirnimann, also in his regular column, looks at the arrival of foundations in the Gulf States, led this autumn by Abu Dhabi. Marcus Killick provides the lead comment article, with a look at the ramifications of the blockchain revolution – and offers a personal view on Gibraltar’s role.

This month’s round-up of jurisdictions includes news from Australia, Anguilla and Russia.

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