The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has confirmed participation in the [Brasil Investment Summit]( (BIS), as it continues to explore business opportunities in that country whose economy is of growing international significance and influence.

More than 400 global investors are expected at BIS which takes place in Sao Paolo April 26 to 29 and which has become the region’s leading investment conference. Key BIS themes include: Brazilian Economic Success; Crisis Impact: Portfolios; Transparency in Regulation; Brazil’s Infrastructure; Quantitative Trading; Funds of the Future; Pension Asset Allocation; and Alternatives.

*“Brasil is an important and growing market for The Bahamas,”* said BFSB CEO & Executive Director, Wendy Warren. *“This is the third year in a row that we have participated in, and made a presentation, at the conference. Each year attendance by BFSB member firms grows stronger as does Bahamas’ recognition at the Summit.”*

BFSB is a gold sponsor of the Summit, and has also secured a Panel discussion titled “Asset Managers Interview” which includes the exclusive involvement of Bahamian financial professionals.

Panel members who will be interviewed by Ms. Warren include: Anthony Ferguson, BFSB’s Deputy Chairman and President, CFAL; Jane Siebels, Chairman & CEO, Green Cay Asset Management; and
Renaud Vielfaure, Head of Private Banking & Investment Management, SG Private Banking (Bahamas).

The panel will discuss:

* Investing in the wake of the global financial crisis.
* Key investment themes for the next twelve months.
* Reacting to changes in taxation and regulation.
* How have investor demands for increased transparency impacted back office operations.

Other BFSB members who have already confirmed their attendance at the Summit include Antoine Bastian, Genesis Fund Services; Brian Jones, Winterbotham Fund Services; Daniel Nicolier, Credit Agricole Suisse (Bahamas) Limited and Linda D’Aguilar and Aliya Allen, Graham, Thompson & Co.

BFSB members interested in attending the Summit can receive registration passes at a reduced rate. [Contact](mailto: the office for further details.