Like many other on- and off-shore jurisdictions, The Bahamas financial services industry had to tackle many different regulatory and legal initiatives over the last few years. However, instead of just passively reacting to global regulatory pressure, the premier private wealth jurisdiction has also been able to pro-actively implement a number of highly successful regimes and solutions such as the Investment Condominium or ICON for Brazil and now also for Mexican clients, or the Specific Mandate Alternative Regulatory Test Fund (SMART Fund) whose open architecture is useful not just for startups, but also for family offices and other clients who want to establish a track record and for other purposes.

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