Transformation of the Financial Services Sector: Education & Improved Ease of Doing Business

June 19, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Budget, Education & Training, Government, Industry News, Latest

The Bahamas government is allocating resources to facilitate the transformation of the financial services sector. The 2018/2019 fiscal budget was passed in the House of Assembly on June 18th, 2018. In his contribution to the budget debate to the Bahamian Parliament, The Honourable T. Brent Symonette, the Bahamas Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry … Read More

BFSB and Graham Thompson Host Industry Development Series II

May 17, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Industry News

The Bahamas Financial Services Board in collaboration with member firm Graham Thompson, Counsel and Attorneys – at- Law, hosted a workshop on International Initiatives Impacting the Financial Services Sector as a part of its Industry Development Series II at the British Colonial Hilton om Thursday May 17th, 2018. Opening remarks were given by the Attorney … Read More

IBFS 2018 A Great Success

March 5, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Events, Industry News, Private Wealth Management, Tax Co-operation, Tax Cooperation

This year the Bahamas Financial Services Board hosted its annual International Business and Finance Summit in conjunction with Bahamas Briefing on March 1st and March 2nd at the Baha Mar Convention Center. At the Bahamas Briefing international intermediaries got an opportunity to see and hear why the Bahamas is the jurisdiction of choice as local … Read More

Industry Scholarships for Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) Designation

August 2, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Industry News, Insurance

BFSB and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas are partnering again to provide two (2) full scholarships for the Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation offered by the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE). ICCIE was developed in response to a need expressed by captive insurance professionals for in-depth educational offerings, information on current … Read More

Financial Services Representatives Pay Courtesy Call On Minister of Education

June 22, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training

Representatives of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and The Association of International Banks and Trust Companies (AIBT) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education on June 22, 2017. Industry representatives outlined for the Minister, The Towards a Bilingual Bahamas (TABB) program which is currently in its second year of … Read More

Bahamas Millennials Society (BMS) Mentorship Program 2017

February 23, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training

On Wednesday February 22, 2017 the Bahamas Millennials Society (BMS) hosted a “Mentor-Mentee Matching” event. The BMS was established by The Bahamas Financial Services Board in November of 2014 with the key objectives of creating opportunities for exposure, networking and mentorship for young professionals within the financial services sector. The first mentorship program was held … Read More

BFSB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE SUMMIT 2017

January 31, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Industry News, International Issues, Tax Co-operation

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) hosted its 14th International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) 2017 which took place at Lighthouse Pointe, Grand Lucayan Resort, Grand Bahama from January 26-28th, 2017 under the theme “Financial Services: Responding to Change through Innovation”. The event attracted approximately one hundred and fifty practitioners (local and international) regulators, government … Read More

TABB 2.0 Launched

January 24, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training

Towards a Bilingual Bahamas (TABB) 2.0 was officially launched this morning in Ministry of Education high schools in New Providence and the Family Islands. This programme was introduced in 2015 by the Bahamas Financial Services Board in partnership with Rosetta Stone, The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and The Ministry of Financial Services. It … Read More

BMS and KPMG: A NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE (NHI) SYMPOSIUM

January 17, 2017By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Insurance

On Monday, January 16th 2017 The Bahamas Millennial Society (BMS), a networking and mentoring organisation for millennials employed in the financial services sector, participated in a National Health Insurance (NHI) Symposium hosted by KPMG – a BFSB member firm. The speakers for the session were Mark Britnell, KPMG’s Global HealthCare Partner, as well as Dr. … Read More

BISX Engages With Listed Issuers

December 9, 2016By @BahamasFSBBISX, Education & Training, Industry News, Securities Industry

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) recently hosted a closed-session Conclave with its Listed Issuers. BISX says the intent was to meet with senior representatives of Listed Issuers to discuss their duties and responsibilities to the market, as well as to discuss the fundamental regulatory principles and overall mission of the Exchange BISX Chief Executive … Read More