The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) recently announced the finalists for its annual [Financial Services Student of the Year]( award. These are students from the 2009 Graduating Class of the College of the Bahamas who have made it through a selection process that included an evaluation of academic excellence, interviews and a written submission on a topical issue within financial services.

BFSB introduced the programme in 2002 to recognise outstanding students on an ongoing basis. Since inception, it has been supported by the College of the Bahamas, the Central Bank of the Bahamas, and Professional Industry Associations here in The Bahamas.

As has become the norm, the Recipient of the Award will be announced at the annual Industry Excellence Awards Ceremony later this month, when BFSB will also recognise Industry Stars in 3 categories: Executive of the Year, Professional of the Year, and Achiever of the Year. This year’s presentations ceremony is scheduled for October 22nd, to be held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel & Spa.

BFSB is pleased to profile the five (5) finalists leading up to the event. Today we feature **Christina S. Murray – BBA Finance**.


A 2004 Graduate (Salutatorian) of the S. C. Bootle High School in Abaco, Christina obtained her BBA in Finance from the College of The Bahamas this year, also achieving the COB Financial Analyst Award jointly sponsored by the COB and the CFA Society of The Bahamas. A Lyford Cay Endowment Scholarship Recipient while at the College, Christina also worked while completing her degree. During the summers of 2006 and 2007 she was employed by the Bahamas Development Bank and Scotiabank, respectively and, since March 2008, has been employed with Citibank, N.A. as a Documentation Processing Clerk in the Latin American Investment Bank Division.

She has been involved with the Church of God’s Young Ladies Ministry and has volunteered at the Nazareth Centre.

Christina intends to pursue an MBA in Finance and an LL.B with a minor in Economics, and is keen to obtain the CFA designation as well

The other finalists for the 2009 Award are:

* [Kendra C.A. Culmer – BBA Accounting](

* [Jamere M. McIntosh, BBA – Economics and Finance](

* [Keithra L. Sherman – BBA Marketing](

* [Khandise N. Smith – BBA Banking & Finance with Foreign Language](