Christopher Dorsett, CFA, of Citigroup Corporate & Investment bank, has been elected to serve as President of the **CFA Society of The Bahamas (CFASB)**, a local non-profit professional society for financial advisors.

Sonia Beneby, CFA, of ScotiaTrust Bahamas Ltd. will serve as Vice President. Each will serve a one-year term, which officially begins on July 1st.

The CFASB elected six other members to its Board for one-year terms. The additional CFASB leaders are:

* CFASB Treasurer: Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA, EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

* CFASB Secretary: Andrew Strachan, Clariden Leu Ltd.

* CFASB Program Chair: Velma Miller, CFA, Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd.

* CFASB Education Chair: Jeremy Dyck, CFA, LOM Securities (Bahamas) Ltd.

* CFASB Membership Chair: Fazillah Pirani, CFA, Scotia Capital

* CFASB Scholarship Chair: Alberto Lopez, CFA, Foyil Asset Management.

Warren Pustam, CFA, CPA, EverKey Global Partners, was appointed as CFASB Program Co-Chair.

CFASB’s mission is to advance the interests of the investment community and to maintain the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity.

The CFASB board of directors is composed of 9 investment professionals, all of whom are elected by the members of the CFASB for a one-year term. Members of the board represent a cross-section of the CFASB and CFA Institute membership.

*“I look forward to working with the other members of our board, CFA Institute, and other local societies,”* commented Christopher Dorsett. *“All of the diverse talent in the CFASB’s membership will help to carry out our chief mandate—advancing the investment profession by establishing and maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity.”*

Commenting on her election to Vice President, Sonia Beneby said, *“As CFA Institute and its member societies and chapters around the globe continue to set the standards for excellence in the investment management industry around the world, I am eager to work closely with Christopher Dorsett and the CFA Institute to continue to elevate our commitment to strong ethics, continuing education and consummate professionalism.”*

The CFASB, with a current membership of 58 professionals including 47 CFA charter holders, is affiliated to the CFA Institute. CFA Institute is the global, non-profit professional association that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst® curriculum and examination program worldwide, publishes research, conducts professional-development programs, and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry.

CFA Institute has nearly 100,000 members in 133 countries and territories, including the world’s 84,000 CFA charter holders, as well as 136 affiliated professional societies in 57 countries and territories. CFA Institute is headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., USA, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. It was known as AIMR (Association for Investment Management and Research) from 1990 to early 2004, and before that it was two separate organizations whose roots go back to 1947. More information may be found at [](

Photo Caption: *CFA Society of The Bahamas Board of Directors 2009-10 (L-R front): David Ramirez, Past President; Velma Miller, Program Chair; Fazillah Pirani, Membership Chair; Karen Pinder, Treasurer. (L-R back): Alberto Lopez, Scholarship Chair; Sonia Beneby, Vice-President; Christopher Dorsett, President; Andrew Strachan, Secretary; Jeremy Dyck, Education Chair. (Not in the picture: Warren Pustam, Program Co-Chair)*