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Roadmap for financial services

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 | Filed Under: Features

...ingenuity and determination to remain competitive, whilst mitigating against the pressures that it faces. The Bahamas has always been resilient and it has core assets that it can leverage to reposition the sector. A vibrant financial services industry is vital to the economic growth and stability of the country and impacts thousands of Bahamians. It is not a sector that should ever be taken for granted. Between 15 to 20 per cent the nation’s......


Minister Pinder applauds BFSB at AGM

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder applauded the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and all participating firms for continuing to work with the current administration. He said that the BFSB was “a voice to the government on expressing both concerns and new opportunities in the industry that cause for the development of new products and joint promotional activities.” Minister Pinder made the comments at the BFSB Annual General......


FS Minister addresses STEP luncheon

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows remarks by Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan at The Bahamas’ chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) luncheon February 15, 2016 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau: Salutations: Miss Marie Cargill, President of The Bahamas Chapter of STEP Officers and Members of STEP Special Guests Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good Afternoon. Firstly, I would like to thank you Marie and your board......


FS Minister highlights region’s business opportunities

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows the keynote address by Minister of Financial Services,Trade & Industry and Immigration Brent Symonette delivered at the Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference in Miami, May 7, 2018: I am pleased and honoured that I have been invited to bring the keynote address at what I am advised is the first annual “Business Opportunities in the Caribbean” Conference. I noted with interest the presentation of Mr. Jerry......


Spearheading change

Friday, January 1st, 2016 | Filed Under: Features

...om the private sector to public office] has not been particularly difficult. My legal background really prepared me for politics.” Surprising new role Despite this, Strachan was still taken by surprise when she was chosen as Ryan Pinder’s successor in the Financial Services Ministry in January 2015. “My first reaction was one of surprise and humility,” she says, remembering the moment she was appointed to head the ministry. “I know it is a huge......


AG addresses Senate on FATCA bill

Monday, August 10th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...am President I stand to support the Bahamian and the United States of America Foreign Account Tax Compliance Agreement Bill, 2015. This bill is indicative of the significant role The Bahamas plays in the financial arena. The Financial Services section is continually evolving. This sector is the 2nd tier of our economy and if we are to remain relevant we must adapt and change. The provision of the necessary legal framework to support the new ways......


New team new vision

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: Features

...le to global events beyond its control. The current economic climate has prompted three forward-looking legislators to explore the creation of new economic pillars to help bolster the economy.  Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder, Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle and Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis swept into office last year when the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) won the general election in May. In the......


PM’s 2014-2015 Budget Communication in full

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...tablishing a business office in Greece to facilitate the growth and development of the Ship Registry and maritime industry.  The establishment of this office will also provide opportunities for the further development of the financial services industry. This business office will operate to attract family offices and shipping management offices to be physically present in the Bahamas, establishing linkages between our shipping and maritime......


Bahamas rated top financial centre

Saturday, July 1st, 2006 | Filed Under: Features

...al Centre in the western hemisphere as part of a high-level programme to identify the leading international financial centres (IFCs) across the world. This recognition not only reflects The Bahamas’ long history of providing financial services, which dates back to the 1930s, but also reinforces the jurisdiction’s historic commitment to maintain and grow its presence as a provider of high-quality financial services. This achievement highlights......


A tradition of excellence

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 | Filed Under: Features

...9. Its socio-economic stability, modern legal system and progressive regulatory environment governing the investment sector, coupled with its intellectual resources, have been significant attributes in the development of its financial services sector. Today, approximately 250 banks and trust companies are located in The Bahamas, with many of the world’s most prestigious financial institutions having established branches or subsidiary offices......


Pinder explains FATCA Model 1 IGA

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

In his contribution to the House of Assembly this week, Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder said that the Bahamas government has agreed that the country shall achieve compliance under the United States Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by negotiating and entering into a Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the United States Department of the Treasury . Minister Pinder said: “The government of The Bahamas has also......


Pinder presents ICON bill to house

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows the statement on a bill for an Act to Facilitate the Formation of an Investment Condominium by Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder given in the House of Assembly August 25, 2014: Introduction and Background Today I rise to move for the second reading of a Bill for an Act to Facilitate the Formation of an Investment Condominium in the Bahamas between Participants for the Purpose of Collective Investments and for Connected......


Minister of Financial Services lays out strategy for sector

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder says that, when it comes to financial services, he wants the world to know that The Bahamas is “open for business.” Minister Pinder made the remarks during his contribution to the 2012/2013 budget debate this week in the House of Assembly. Minister Pinder said that with the “reintroduction” of the ministry, which was first created during the previous Progressive Liberal Party......


A decade of change

Friday, January 1st, 2016 | Filed Under: Features

...tor magazine is ten years old this issue and what a decade it has been for financial services and investment in the jurisdiction. A period of unprecedented change, as global compliance efforts continued apace and banking and financial services practices came under intense scrutiny. It has also proved to be a period of unrivalled opportunity. Click here to read or browse this feature using Turn-Page/Ezine mode. In 2006, the world of financial......


Minister unveils financial services training initiatives

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Outlining The Bahamas strategy to compete in an ever-changing regulatory environment, Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder firmly believes a first class international business center requires first class talent at all levels. “My Ministry cannot stress this enough,” he told industry stakeholders at the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) 10th International Business Finance Summit (IBFS) held at Bimini Bay Resort February 1-3.......

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