Row over Salmond adviser’s hedge fund in the Caymans

Times Online – Alex Salmond is under renewed pressure over his links with Sir George Mathewson, the former HBOS chairman, after it emerged that Sir George’s investment group’s hedge fund is running businesses from the Cayman Islands.

John McFall, the Labour chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, questioned Mr Salmond’s continuing use of Sir George as his chief economic adviser yesterday following the revelation.

Mr McFall said: “I am highly surprised that someone who appears to be avoiding paying tax in this country is an adviser to Alex Salmond. It is not in Scotland’s interests and sends very mixed messages to both bankers and the Scottish public.”

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