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Promoting opportunity in financial services

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

...er 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 moved on to Graham, Thompson & Co in 2007 as an associate and was quickly promoted to partner in the financial services practice of the firm in 2010. At the time......


Aliya Allen named BFSB CEO and executive director

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

...er 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 the practice of general business law, she will be recognized as a leader in her field and featured in the new edition of Chambers Global 2012. Allen was electe......


FSI Excellence Awards 2014 – photos

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

...n 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 Maynard-Gibson, BFSB CEO Aliya Allen. (Photo courtesy BFSB) FINANCIAL SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & PROMOTION ICON Working Group (ICON Launch) Pictured: (back row, from......


BFSB 2012 Awards presentations – photos

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

...he 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 executive director Aliya Allen; Achiever of the Year Christan Pratt, Credit Suisse AG Nassau Branch; Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder; BFSB chairman P......


Bahamas Landfall

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

...he 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 jurisdiction that they can trust. A jurisdiction that has professionals that they can trust because of their expertise; a government that they can trust......


BFSB awards industry stars at gala dinner – photos

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

.... 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, BFSB CEO. (Photo courtesy BFSB) Mentor of the Year Presentation – Left to Right: Prince Rahming, BFSB Chairman; Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, Minister of......


Allen: Innovation key to tapping LatAm

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

...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 global millionaire wealth, according to the McKinsey Global Private Banking Survey 2013 (Download attached PDF). In order to snag a share of this growth, A......


Bahamas taps millennial talent

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

...rtner 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 Millennials are a product of their environment, noting that this is a generation that came of age against the backdrop of economic uncertainty, increas......


CEO Allen outlines BFSB 2013 focus

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

...ion 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 “stay head of the game.” It included a focus on staying ahead of initiatives of......


Bahamas funds feature in Hedgeweek

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

...hat 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 to other structures not a magic pill. Other managers might want to set up a corporate structure, of course,” Allen says. Three routes to licensing fund......


Strategic advantage in The Bahamas

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

...ocus 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 challenging times, but we adjusted our business model so that we could ensure profitability, even amid what was a really low growth environment,” says Ro......


New “era of responsibility” in financial services

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

...nsibility 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 a jurisdiction that reflects those values.” Other client concerns are whether a jurisdiction has a fair legal system, a history of corruption or an unstable economy, sai......


BFSB chief speaks on FT panel

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

...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 important players on the global scale.” Allen also said that small IFCs are significant contributors to the major economies and rising powers that surround them. She......


BFSB makes landfall in Mexico

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

...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 wealth planning. Pictured: CEO Aliya Allen (centre) with representatives of the Bahamas financial services industry, June 17, at the Four Seasons Hotel......


Securing succession

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

...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 to have such assets as are necessary to perform its functions, there is no minimum asset requirement. It is therefore perfectly suited to act as a pure a......

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