This is a memo you were never meant to see: our journalists obtained a customer-facing document in a huge offshore data leak — detailing a series of options by which this trust company might help a client move money offshore.
The memo surfaced in a leak of 350,000 documents from an exclusive trust company that operated from the Isle of Jersey, a notorious British tax haven in the Channel Islands.
Our reporters who covered the leak came to refer to the document simply as “the 11 ways” — a memo that tantalizingly includes, on its opening page, a line warning the reader not to let it “fall into the wrong hands.”
Well, it did.
Read about the “11 ways,” a feature story in partnership with Mother Jones, so you can peek into offshore money movement and bone up on the financial principles at play when you dive into the full Jersey Offshore coverage.
About the Investigation
The Jersey Offshore coverage is based on a cache of leaked documents that illuminate the inner workings of an exclusive trust company that operated from the Isle of Jersey. The more than 350,000 leaked records from La Hougue show how it offered hand-picked clients a menu of creative methods for moving assets offshore.
Our multinational team of journalists traced La Hougue’s techniques to hide money, dodge taxes, and evade authorities. The reporters followed thousands of secret money transfers into coded offshore accounts to reveal a labyrinth constructed to obscure profits and conceal wealth.
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Visit the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) website for more reporting on the Jersey Offshore investigation. The EIC led the reporting partnership between the Global Reporting Centre, Toronto Star, Der Spiegel, La Radio Télévision Suisse, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Mediapart, Open Media, The Black Sea, and Nacional.
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