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Hedgeweek, in partnership with the Bahamas Financial Services Board, is to host an exclusive event at the Reform Club in Central London in November focusing on how The Bahamas is positioning itself to attract new financial funds business.

The event, entitled The Bahamas: The Clear Choice for Investment & Financial Services, will take place from 8.30am to 10.30am on 29 November, and will showcase the jurisdiction for those wishing to expand their investment and financial services capabilities. The delegate audience 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 by 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. Christina Rolle, Executive Director, SCB, will bring the audience up to speed on the Investment Funds Bill, 2018 and the current 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 institutionalise. The discussion will consider where 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 (pictured), Managing Editor of Hedgeweek, and will feature:

• Ryan Pinder, Partner, Graham Thompson 
• Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar, Partner, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien 
• Heather Thompson, Of Council, Higgs & Johnson
• Michael Paton, Head of Corporate & Commercial, Investment Funds and Banking & Securities Group, Lennox Paton

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 a 10 minute Q&A session 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.

Places will be limited so to register your interest in attending, please click here

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