Bahamas Landfall hosted by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Ministry of Financial Services is returning to Brazil in October with events scheduled in Rio de Janeiro on October 20 and São Paolo on October 21 and 22.

The Bahamas Landfall event in Rio de Janeiro on October 20 will take the form of a breakfast briefing while São Paolo will see Landfall events scheduled during a breakfast presentation and cocktail reception on October 21 and 22 respectively.

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BFSB and its member firms who will be attending the events in Brazil will also participate in the [STEP LATAM]( conference which coincides with their time in São Paolo. The Landfall cocktail reception and presentation on October 22 will be part of the STEP programme with attendance open to all STEP delegates and Landfall guests. The Ministry of Financial Services also is a sponsor of the 2015 STEP LATAM conference – themed *“Where Common Law and Civil Law Converge: The Cross Roads of The Future”* – as are Amicorp and Higgs & Johnson, two of the corporate sponsors of the Bahamas Landfall events. Other Landfall sponsors are Caystone Solutions; Deltec; Genesis Fund Services; Glinton Sweeting O’Brien; Lennox Paton; and Windermere Corporate Management. Media Sponsor is Dupuch Publications.

*“BFSB’s Landfall events which were launched in 2010 and have played a pivotal role in the headway that has been made in Brazil and in promoting The Bahamas’ advantages in international financial services in the other global markets targeted,”* says Aliya Allen BFSB’s CEO and Executive Director. “*Landfall events were strategically conceived as a platform for conveying The Bahamas Advantage for private wealth and asset management, residency and international business, engaging multiple stakeholders.”*

Bahamas Landfall presentations will feature Bahamian practitioners and resident fund managers who will provide an update on investment funds in The Bahamas, including the Bahamas Investment Condominium, known as the Bahamas ICON, which was designed to meet the specific needs of Brazilian investment managers and advisors as well as Latin American managers more broadly.

The latter was evident when BFSB hosted its first Landfall event in Mexico this past summer. *“As the second largest economy in Latin America, Mexico offers untapped business opportunities for Bahamian wealth and asset management service providers,”* adds Ms. Allen. *“We saw the same opportunities in Brazil a number of years ago and developed a strategic game plan to increase the Bahamas presence and, in the case of ICON, create a product that was specific to Brazil. Our success there speaks to the wisdom of that decision and the efforts and investments we have put behind it. We think Mexico holds the same promise of success.”*

The presentations in Brazil will cover:

* Practical perspectives and scenarios on fund structuring;
* Asset protection and succession planning;
* Family offices and asset planning; and
* Confidentiality in the age of information exchange.

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