The third annual Nassau Conference will be held February 6, 2007 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. The Theme: **Wealth Management – Delivering Expertise in a Taxing World**.
The event, which attracted nearly 150 delegates in its inaugural year, and almost topped 200 delegates in its second, will bring to Nassau a number of specialized professionals to address a broad range of issues and opportunities facing the jurisdiction and its financial services industry.
Once again, the Conference features an exciting and engaging mix of speakers including:
* **Wendell Mottley, of Credit Suisse First Boston**, who will address “Exchange Controls: Are They Good or Bad?” Mr. Mottley will provide an overview of the history of exchange control policies in the region, the different models that are being used and the consequences of these models.
* **Michael Bacon, Tax Partner, KPMB LLP,** addressing “Tax Models: Implications to Financial Centres”. Mr. Bacon will provide a world-wide tour of the different types and methods of taxation adopted by countries. He will highlight where they interact with Financial Centres.
* **Nick Bennenbroek, Senior Currency Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman**, who will discuss “Commodities and Currencies”. Mr. Bennenbroek will cover commodities on a macro-economic level and how they fit within a portfolio strategy in general terms. The importance of selecting the right base currency of a portfolio and economic growth and liquidity for various currencies will also be highlighted.
* **Marnin Michaels, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Zurich International** who will cover “Structures and Products”. Mr. Michaels, recently elected Chair of the European Region Private Banking Practice of Baker & McKenzie, will target new structures and products that exist to meet the emerging needs of private wealth clients and how are they being used.
* **Richard Brooks, Trust Director, Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company IInternational)** Limited who will address “Tax Models in Europe”.
* **Carmen Butler, Head of International Fiduciary Services, JP Morgan Private Bank** who will address “Wealth Management and The Bahamas”.
* **Ben Arrindell, Country Managing Partner for Barbados, Ernst & Young Caribbean** who will address Financial Centres in the Caribbean: A True Picture — a presentation covering the strengths, prospects and new developments of financial centres in the region.
The Conference luncheon, hosted by Platinum Sponsor Pictet Bank and Trust, will feature **Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization**, tackling “Financial Services: Is There Room for Cooperation?” Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace will draw on the efforts of The Caribbean Tourism Organization to engage in a regional tourism initiative and will discuss whether there are lessons to be learned for the financial services industry in The Bahamas and on a regional basis.