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Bahamas well represented at China Offshore Summit

Two Callenders law firm partners, along with representatives of The Ministry of Financial Services and the Bahamas Financial Services Board, will attend the China Offshore Summit in Shanghai next month. 

Monday, September 8, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014

Courtney PierceTwo Callenders law firm partners will head to Shanghai next month for a major offshore financial conference on wealth and asset management expected to attract some 500 advisors and professionals serving China’s fast-growing population of high net worth individuals (HNWIs).

Senior attorneys, trust and asset recovery specialist Courtney Pearce and aviation and development specialist Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, will attend the China Offshore Summit where The Bahamas is set to figure prominently.

Pictured: Trust and asset recovery specialist, Courtney Pearce. (Photo courtesy Callenders & Co)

Set for October 15-16, the summit is aimed at providing China’s burgeoning wealthy population with the latest information on maintaining and growing the mounting capital being amassed by the world’s fastest growing economy.

“As China’s economy has exploded over the past decade, it has given rise to a generation of high net worth individuals who are intent on identifying the safest places for investment,” says Pearce.

“They may be new to financial markets, but they are very sophisticated, very savvy and very cautious. Because of that, we believe that The Bahamas is ideal as we are both an attractive place to invest and a great place to reside at least part-time.”

The Bahamas has another distinct advantage over other jurisdictions–a wealth of experience, adds Boyer-Cartwright.

“Financial service providers in The Bahamas have spent decades developing and fine-tuning an array of wealth management and asset protection products that we are able to offer to those who now find they have the need for such products, but have not yet developed the requisite financial infrastructure,” he says.

“Our history and experience speak for themselves. The Bahamas has been successfully managing more than $1 trillion in global wealth while meeting ever-greater regulatory requirements.”

According to China Offshore, which organizes the conference, by of the end of Q3 2013, China had reached annual non-financial outward direct investment (ODI) levels of $87.3 billion and more than 1.2 million identified HNWIs.

This is the fourth year of the conference billed as a “premium platform for information exchange, business development and much-needed education for Chinese intermediaries in this burgeoning market.”

The Ministry of Financial Services and the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) will also be in attendance at the China Offshore Summit as part of comprehensive outreach efforts in Asia that also include participation in events in Hong Kong and Beijing.


Pictured: Aviation and development specialist, Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright. (Photo courtesy Callenders & Co)

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