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Promoting opportunity in financial services

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 | Filed Under: Features

...rk of Allen’s professional life. A graduate of the University of Buckingham in London, Allen was called to the English and Bahamas Bars. Allen began her law career in 2003, working for her father, veteran politician Algernon Allen, at his law firm Allen & Co. She spent nearly a year at the firm before moving on. “I had to spread my wings,” she says.  In 2004, she joined the Attorney General’s Office in Civil Litigation and Chambers. She......


Aliya Allen named BFSB CEO and executive director

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ed her with considerable experience and expertise in a variety of key areas within our industry, and she is widely respected for her talents as a lawyer and industry professional. We extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Aliya.” As a partner with Graham, Thompson & Co, Allen’s practice covers such diverse areas as trust and estates, investment funds, securities, companies, foundations and insurance. In recognition of her expertise in......


FSI Excellence Awards 2014 – photos

Monday, November 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Aliya Allen. (Photo courtesy BFSB) EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR Ivan Hooper, CEO, The Winterbotham Trust Company Ltd. Pictured: (left to right) BFSB chairman Prince Rahming, recipient Ivan Hooper, Minister Maynard-Gibson, BFSB CEO Aliya Allen. (Photo courtesy BFSB) MENTOR OF THE YEAR Edward Virgil II, senior assistant manager, Commonwealth Bank Limited Pictured: (left to right) BFSB chairman Prince Rahming, recipient Edward Virgil, Minister......


BFSB 2012 Awards presentations – photos

Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...anagement services for the investment account. The programme itself is an initiative introduced by BFSB in 2002 in collaboration with the College of The Bahamas. Pictured: (l-r) Chief executive officer and executive director Aliya Allen; Wendy Warren, managing director of Caystone Solutions Ltd; Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder; BFSB chairman Paul Winder. (Photo credit: Patrice Rose) Pictured: (l-r) Chief executive officer and......


Bahamas Landfall

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | Filed Under: Features

...s to stand out and the Landfall events offer an intimate and highly focused opportunity to impress upon the wealthy and those who work for them that the jurisdiction is stable and, above all else, trustworthy. “I think the challenge you have with someone who knows nothing about The Bahamas is dispelling preconceived notions about offshore,” says Allen. “If there is one thing we want them to take away from the event, it is that The Bahamas is a......


BFSB awards industry stars at gala dinner – photos

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...for the sustainability of the sector going forward. Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award. Left to right, Prince Rahming, BFSB Chairman; Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, Minister of Financial Services; Betty Roberts, Recipient; Aliya Allen, BFSB CEO. (Photo courtesy BFSB) Executive of the Year Presentation: Left to Right, Prince Rahming, BFSB Chairman; Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, Minister of Financial Services; Denise Turnquest (Recipient); Aliya......


Allen: Innovation key to tapping LatAm

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ami. (Photo©Dupuch/Tosheena Robinson-Blair) Innovation is key to The Bahamas’ success in targetting emerging markets in Latin America, according to chief executive officer of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) Aliya Allen, who said the financial services sector would soon launch a new investment fund product that would help it position itself as a leading hub for LatAm. By 2016, emerging markets will account for 37 per cent of......


Bahamas taps millennial talent

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Features

...d to be engaged in meaningful work and contribute to their communities. To accommodate the Millennial’s social conscience, the BFSB society aims to partner with non-profit organizations in The Bahamas and lend their support. Allen says this philanthropic element will carry the branding Financial Services Cares. “Millennials are a very socially active generation. We wanted to embody that and do some social outreach,” she adds. Allen believes that......


CEO Allen outlines BFSB 2013 focus

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

In 2013, the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) will focus its attention on several key local and international initiatives, according to Aliya Allen, chief executive officer and executive director. She made the disclosure at the 10th International Business and Finance Summit held at Bimini Bay last weekend. The summit brought together around 140 financial services practitioners to discuss how the jurisdiction might position itself to......


Bahamas funds feature in Hedgeweek

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...amian fund administrator, compared to using other fund structures. The lack of legal personality is addressed by the appointment of an administrator that is empowered to transact in its name, and represent and bind the ICON. Allen confirms that interest is already building across Latin America as investment managers seek to learn more about it. “We are cautiously optimistic. We want to grow ICON in a measured way. It’s an interesting alternative......


Strategic advantage in The Bahamas

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Features

...focusing on.” Managing director of banking services in The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands Marie Rodland-Allen also believes that it helps focus the bank’s strategy. “The regulatory environment is now at its most challenging and we have to constantly understand where those challenges are and where we can compete, while remaining compliant.” Results of restructuring So far, CIBC FirstCaribbean has managed to do that. “We did have some......


New “era of responsibility” in financial services

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...n Freeport, Grand Bahama. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch) In the wake of the global economic downturn, there has been a shift towards a culture of responsibility within the international financial services sector, according to Aliya Allen , chief executive officer of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB). “There is a need for an image overhaul. Firms are embracing a new era of responsibility,” she said. “They want to be in......


BFSB chief speaks on FT panel

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...rmed that it is easier to incorporate an untraceable shell in the US than any other country, save for Kenya. Many small IFCs are full members of international regulatory bodies and have rigorous KYC and AML standards.” Allen said that The Bahamas has been working hard to refine the legal infrastructure and making the case for its “rightful and legitimate position in the international financial community by becoming critically......


BFSB makes landfall in Mexico

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...following briefing visits in Miami and Brazil earlier this year. Upcoming landfall events are planned for Brazil and Asia, to coincide with STEP LATAM and STEP Asia in the Fall. Chief executive officer and executive director Aliya Allen will be a speaker at STEP LATAM on the use of investment funds as a “pooled investment vehicle” or “investment fund” to hold family assets. The discussion will focus on the benefits of investment funds for family......


Securing succession

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Filed Under: Features

...cer, investment advisor or shareholder. “The executive entity was meant to function in the estate planning context, where finding persons or entities to act as protector or enforcer is rife with difficulties,” explains Aliya Allen, partner at Graham Thompson, who was involved in reviewing the legislation. “It is a legal foundation with no beneficiaries designed to fulfill purely executive functions. Because an executive entity is required only......

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