Rodrigo Fernandez works as a researcher for SOMO, specializing in tax avoidance, tax havens and shadow banking. Furthermore, he conducts postdoctoral research at the University of Leuven on the real estate/financial complex. In 2011, Rodrigo received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam for his dissertation, Explaining the decline of the Amsterdam Financial Centre; globalizing finance and the rise of a hierarchical inter-city network.
By Reijer Hendrikse, Rodrigo Fernandez, Transnational Institute
This essay focuses on the murky financial realm known as offshore finance. It shows that offshore finance is not solely about capital moving beyond the reach of states, but involves the rampant unbundling and commercialisation of state sovereignty itself.