BFSB Hosts Its Annual International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) In Bimini

March 14, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB, BFSB News, Industry News

The Bahamas Financial Services Board hosted its annual International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) at the Hilton Resorts World Bimini on February 28th through March 2nd. Delegates heard from both local and international speakers. This year’s theme was, “Balancing Change with Continuity” which focused on giving delegates insight into the current regulatory environment and key … Read More

Statement from the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Regarding Financial Sector Reform

January 3, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News, Latest

In an effort to enhance the Financial Services Sector, the Government of The Bahamas is developing a new framework aimed at strengthening industry regulations and protecting revenues to the Public Treasury. By demonstrating our commitment to global standards, we are working to maintain The Bahamas’ competitive edge as a global leader in the financial services … Read More

BFSB & Minister Symonette Visits Swiss Financial Institutions with a Presence in The Bahamas and Hosts Bahamas Forum in London

December 6, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Events, Government, Industry News, Members in the News

Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Immigration, Trade and Industry recently  along with Tanya McCartney, CEO and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board , Mr. Michael Paton, Deputy Chairman of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas and past Chairman of BFSB, Mr. Ivan Hooper , Co-Chairman of The Association of International Banks … Read More

The Bahamas Securities Industry Reforms Near Completion

November 22, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News, Securities Industry

By: Christina Rolle, Executive Director, Securities Commission Of The Bahamas A complete overhaul of legislation governing The Bahamas’ investment funds industry is nearing completion, announced Christina Rolle, executive director of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (SCB) at the annual briefing for the Bahamian securities and investment funds industries earlier this month. The overhaul includes … Read More

The Bahamas Financial Services Board Hosts Webinar for Brazilian Market

September 26, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Webinar

The Bahamas Financial Services Board hosted a webinar for intermediaries and service providers in Brazil on Tuesday September 26th at the Island House. The webinar entitled The Bahamas Financial Services Update was geared towards the Brazilian market. Live, video-linked, participants signed on from different parts of Brazil including Rio and Sao Paulo. They were able … Read More

19th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

September 21, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Latest

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) hosted its nineteenth (19th) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Victoria Room of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel on Wednesday September 19th. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest gave the keynote address at the AGM. He updated attendees on the status of our international … Read More

Central Bank AML/CFT Guidelines

September 21, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News

On August 29th, 2018 The Central bank issued new AML/CFT Guidelines for Supervised Financial Institutions (SFIs). These Guidelines incorporate both the mandatory minimum requirements of the AML/CFT laws of The Bahamas and industry best practices and are enforceable by virtue of regulation 8 of the Financial Intelligence (Transactions Reporting) Regulations 2001. All SFIs of the … Read More