Recently, The Bahamas Financial Services Board and Dr. Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director were awarded this year’s “Best Regional Finance Centre” and “CEO of the Year” by International Investor. International Investor is both an online and printed publication providing information and news on topics such as world markets, industry analysis, breaking trends, investing opportunities, and c- suite level interviews.

International Investor’s awardees are nominated by industry experts using a wide range of criteria and multiple research platforms. The criteria include leadership, innovation, proof of development, digital transformation, CSR, tax regulations, banking system (country), financial system stability (country), and accessibility to international markets.

Upon receiving the awards, CEO and Executive Director, Dr. Tanya McCartney noted that:

 “The Bahamas has always sought to provide superior financial products and services and a world-class client experience. It has proven itself to be nimble and responsive to global changes – always mindful of the need to adhere to international standards with respect to compliance, cooperation, and transparency. This is complemented by the fact that the Bahamas is not only somewhere that offers bespoke private wealth management, but also a beautiful place to live and work in. We see this as a winning formula for the jurisdiction as we strive to enhance our competitive advantage.”

About Dr. Tanya McCartney

Dr. Tanya McCartney, a UK-trained barrister and chartered banker, has served as the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s CEO and Executive Director since 2016. Tanya currently plays a critical role in facilitating collaboration between the private sector and policy makers in The Bahamas with respect to all the global regulatory initiatives impacting the financial services sector. She serves as an advocate for over 250-member financial services institutions that are members of The Bahamas Financial Services Board. Since 2016, Tanya has organized and led contingents of Bahamian professionals to promote the Bahamas as an international financial centre in The United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. The primary objective is to increase international awareness of the Bahamas value proposition as an international financial centre. She is playing a central role in rebranding the jurisdiction as an international business centre. Tanya is intimately involved in the development of a strategic plan for sustainability of the Bahamian financial services industry. She has presented at conferences in Africa, South America, and the United States.

About BFSB

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), launched in April 1998, represents an innovative commitment by the financial services industry and the Government of The Bahamas to promote a greater awareness of The Bahamas’ strengths as an international financial centre.

BFSB represents and promotes the development of all sectors of the industry, including banking, private banking and trust services, mutual funds, capital markets, investment advisory services, accounting and legal services, insurance, and corporate and shipping registry. In addition to its coordinated programs to increase confidence and expand knowledge of The Bahamas among international businesses and investors, the private sector led BFSB will continue to consult with government to develop new initiatives to meet the rapidly changing demands of international financial markets.

About International Investor

The subscribers of International Investor include institutional investors, family offices, private banks, CEO’s and COO’s of global corporations and so our main goal is to develop the best content dedicated to this global investment community. A community that must have a quick and straight forward view of the global microeconomic environment. International Investor has the main objective to provide a platform that is simple to understand whilst engaging them with the vast opportunities the inspiring panorama of constant change provides. By adopting this approach, we hope to help inspire our investor base to more easily define their strategy and reach their development and investment goals.

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