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The Swiss Leaks report shows how HSBC funded a parallel universe for the globe's financial elite.


Anything that has secrecy has the potential for wrongdoing, and what you’re seeing with the offshore world is that the product that they are selling is secrecy.

Investigative journalist Gerard Ryle explains how Swiss bank HSBC enabled the rich to hide their wealth and conduct illicit transactions, what the US can and could and won’t do about offshore banking, and why financial secrecy poses a threat to democracy around the world.

Gerard has been digging through the Swiss Leaks, a series of files documenting the illicit financial dealings of Swiss banking giant HSBC.

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Gerard Ryle

Gerard Ryle is an investigative journalist and director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists at the Center for Public Integrity.


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