This book tells the story of Ron Edelweiss, a Swiss banker who turned whistleblower after spending nine years in
theCaribbeantax haven of theCrocodileIslands. Based on a true story, it describes the traumas he and his
family faced on theCrocodileIslands, then back home inSwitzerland, after he set out to confront
the corrupt system.
His bank, Marcus Ursalino, has been synonymous with trust, expertise and passion since it was founded in 1890. As the
bank’s founder Marcus Ursalino liked to say: “If a relationship is based on trust and absolute integrity, then it benefits both sides.” This credo underpins its corporate values: Care, Passion
and Excellence, which Edelweiss took to heart – until he began to see what was really happening.
The book provides a unique and astonishing insight into the world of opaque business practices, tax evasion, special
purpose vehicles and hedge funds, and shows the luxurious lifestyle of bankers, lawyers and accountants. The book covers a part of Ron Edelweiss’ life and work in the financial Industry in places
such asSwitzerland, theCaribbean, theChannel Islands,United States of Americaand theIndian