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Results for: Minister for Financial Services Ryan Pinder

PM speaks at UWI

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...he University of The Bahamas will become a centre of excellence for the region in areas such as tourism management, financial services, maritime and international arbitration. Indeed an announcement was made by our Financial Services Minister following a meeting of the regional organization in Nassau that The University of the West Indies, Bahamas Institute of Financial Services and the governments of Barbados and The Bahamas will work toward......


BFSB puts The Bahamas on the map

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | Filed Under: Features

...mulate their views and then liaise with the government. It’s an amazing vehicle–showing that the promotional side and the government policy side are able to work together.” One person who understands this better than most is Ryan Pinder, having seen both the public and private sides of the sector as partner with Graham Thompson law firm and a former Minister of Financial Services. “The BFSB and its membership are very involved and committed to......


40 years of independence

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

...moved in 40 years from being a colony to being an independent nation that is a part of the international community,” he says. Economic drivers Although tourism has remained the main economic driver for the jurisdiction, the financial services sector has been a key contributor to bettering the lives of the Bahamian professional classes by providing well-paid, quality employment in an industry that now accounts for around 15 per cent of the......


Diversification in financial services

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Filed Under: Features

The financial services sector in The Bahamas currently faces three main challenges. Firstly, the impact of international transparency and cooperation initiatives is forcing the business model for financial services to change. Pressure from global organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the introduction of the US Foreign Accounting Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS)......


Transition of power

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Filed Under: Features

...edging to create a more open, protective and competitive society and economy, and sustained economic growth driven by Bahamian investment and strategic foreign direct investment, the FNM said it will aggressively promote the financial services industry. Dr Minnis, a physician by profession, was sworn in as the country’s fourth prime minister on May 11. He promised to honour the people’s mandate for change and thanked the Bahamian people for......


Pinder highlights increased compliance

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Pictured: Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder (left) speaks September 26, 2013, at the Higgs and Johnson Annual Client Seminar, held at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder said last week that the financial services industry, and specifically the developments in what is regarded as international best practices in international financial services, has caused for increased......


Building for the future

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Features

...estate planning business. The course, which was launched at the beginning of the year, has proved popular with accountants and attorneys and is partly taught by the Minister of Financial Services and international tax lawyer Ryan Pinder.  The institute also recently rolled out a course in corporate finance intended to fill knowledge gaps among attorneys, realtors and financial services practitioners in areas such as analysis of financial......


Financial services landscape: LatAm

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

...he Wall Street Journal Magazine. To put things in perspective, the CFA Institute’s 2014 World Wealth Report finds that on average a HNWI in Latin America is worth $15 million, which makes it an especially attractive area for financial services providers. Investor-friendly Bahamas There are many factors that make The Bahamas attractive for any investor, but for Latin American clients the most important ones are a stable regulatory environment,......


It’s all about the creds

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

...in the industry here. They are very professional and very committed to their profession and to the institutions and their clients. They are extremely well trained and there’s a desire for lifelong learning among the Bahamian financial services workforce,” says Wendy Warren, CEO and executive director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB). While no exhaustive list of qualifications has been compiled, statistics provided by the BFSB......


Women on the move

Friday, January 4th, 2008 | Filed Under: Features

...ade were properly done.” Starting out, Hermanns worked as a credit officer at the Royal Bank of Canada International Ltd in the 1980s. “At the time in The Bahamas, banking was really the industry with the widest scope in the financial services arena,” she says. Women were represented fairly well, she notes. “It wasn’t something where I was the only woman in the room. In the higher echelons it was more male, but in the entry- to mid-level it was......


Minister Pinder opens National EPA Implementation Unit

Friday, September 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder announced September 11, 2013, the establishment of the National Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Unit, headed by acting director of trade and industry Keva Bain, with dedicated officers from his Ministry, including Rita Kauffman, Karla Wells and Tia Hanna. “The National EPA Implementation Unit’s objective is to provide technical support and education resources to......


Financial Services Minister addresses BIFS award-winners – photos

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Filed Under: News & Press

...s 43rd Awards Presentation, at Melia Nassau Beach resort, October 5, 2019. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr) Pictured: BIFS award-winners at the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services 43rd Awards Presentation, at Melia Nassau Beach resort, October 5, 2019. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr) Pictured: Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration Elsworth Johnson (right) and partner at legal firm Graham Thompson Ryan Pinder......


DPM opens SCB briefing

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Filed Under: News & Press

...urities, investment management and investment funds sectors are fundamental to The Bahamas’ wealth management proposition as an International Financial Centre, and they generate many career opportunities for Bahamians in the financial services industry directly, as well as produce significant economic opportunities for legal, accounting and the real estate professionals. Globally, there are some interesting trends in the wealth management......


Wealth masters

Sunday, January 1st, 2006 | Filed Under: Features

...around the globe, and that brings into play all sorts of tax planning issues and trust management issues … who’s going to help take care of their empire?” Key to meeting these clients’ needs–and the evolution of the Bahamian financial services sector over the past five years–has been a move to build on the country’s long-time status as a leading offshore centre for wealth management. Since 2000, the legal system has codified structures that can......


FS Minister takes Bahamas Investor on Asia tour

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services and Investments Ryan Pinder poses with the latest issue of The Bahamas Investor magazine. His ministry took 1,000 copies of the publication on a three-city Asian trip. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch) As a high-powered government delegation makes its pitch to entice some of Asia’s wealthiest individuals to these shores, The Bahamas Investor is helping them deliver a powerful message: The Bahamas is the......

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