Spotlight on The Bahamas

29th November, 0830 am, London

Hedgeweek in partnership with the Bahamas Financial Services Board will be hosting an exclusive event at the Reform Club, Central London.

The event, entitled The Bahamas: The Clear Choice for Investment & Financial Services – will run from 8.30am to 10.30am and will showcase the jurisdiction for those wishing to expand their investment and financial services capabilities. To that end, the delegate audience we are aiming to attract will primarily include fund administrators, law firms, consultants and accounting firms.

Opening remarks will address the investment climate in The Bahamas and cover such matters as incentives under the Commercial Enterprises Act, Immigration Policy and a brief overview of the financial services sector in the jurisdiction.

This will be followed with a presentation by, The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (‘SCB’), which provides for the supervision and regulation of the activities of the investment funds, securities and capital markets, during which Christina Rolle, Executive Director, SCB, will bring the audience up to speed on the Investment Funds Bill, 2018 and the regulatory environment for investment funds.

An in-depth 50-minute panel discussion will then focus on, and debate, the main product and operational developments taking place in The Bahamas, and why it is a compelling place for service providers to do business; particularly as its funds industry continues to grow and institutionalize. Where are the key growth drivers coming from and what product innovations are helping to further deepen the expertise and capabilities of the country’s financial services firms?

The panel, entitled, The Bahamas Value Proposition: Products and Services Deep Dive, will be moderated by James Williams, Managing Editor of Hedgeweek, and will feature:

•    L. Ryan Pinder – Partner, GrahamThompson Attorneys
•    Christel Sands-Feaste – Partner, Higgs & Johnson
•    Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar – Partner, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien

During the discussion, a variety of themes will be covered including:

•    Why The Bahamas for Funds and Other Financial Services products?
•    Selecting service providers
•    Private Wealth Management
•    Family Offices – what does The Bahamas offer and what are the key advantages?

The event will finish with 10 minutes of Q&A, followed by networking and refreshments. The event will be a perfect opportunity for London’s service provider community to find out more about The Bahamas and how it is positioning itself to attract new financial funds business.

Attendance will be limited.