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WTO forum to be held next week

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ahamas (COB). “It is consistent with the mandate of the government to have extensive public consultation on all international trade agreements and trade policy of the government,” Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder said at a November 28 press conference announcing the event. Similar sessions have been held in Freeport, with service providers and industry professionals, said Pinder. “Now we bring our interaction and public......


Bahamas attains IOSCO “A” Status

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...l financial regulators in The Bahamas fall under his Ministry. He had this message for the industry’s practitioners: “I hope this announcement reinforces your commitment to maintaining the highest regulatory standards.” Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services, said the new development is a “landmark” achievement demonstrative of the existing level of cooperation between the private sector, regulators and central government. “It now puts us......


New IP legislation to pave way for WTO membership

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...legislation that it says will help The Bahamas become an important trade hub, create opportunities for the country’s upcoming entrepreneurs and strengthen the economy. According to Minister for Financial Services Ryan Pinder the final draft of the new “suite of IP legislation” is ready and the Ministry is poised to begin a consulation and education period, with input from the private sector. The move to modernize the......


Ministry to establish training centre

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ould initially be regional in scope, but gradually expand to have a global reach. He also noted that continuing education was important, as the industry seeks to target new markets and develop new products for those markets. Pinder said his ministry was working on a new product for the Latin American market “to stay ahead of planning opportunities rather than behind them” and was making good inroads into the captive insurance niche.......


BFSB puts The Bahamas on the map

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

...hysical infrastructure and the assurance that the expertise we need will be able to come to The Bahamas seamlessly. It’s all well and good putting the legislation in place, but that has to be supported by the expertise.” For Pinder, there is real growth potential domiciling ultra-high-net- worth clients in The Bahamas. “With the advent of fiscal transparency, we are seeing a trend of HNW clients wanting to be where their money is. They may come......


Financial services immigration policies under review

Monday, February 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

A dynamic business centre requires a modern, development-focused immigration policy, said Ryan Pinder Friday. The Ministry’s goal is to work with the Department of Immigration to ensure a progressive immigration policy that protects and facilitates opportunities and mobility for Bahamians, while efficiently meeting the needs of business for occasional foreign talent, he said. His comments came during Bahamas Financial Services Board’s......


Government launches new trade strategy

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Ministry of Financial Services officially launched its new trade policy yesterday, with Minister Ryan Pinder telling the Bahamas International Investment & Business Forum (BIIBF) that the government was committed to pursuing a “value added trade strategy.” The initiative involves bringing products into The Bahamas, adding value, and then exporting the goods. Minister Pinder said the strategy would “provide the......


BFSB Bahamas Landfall events in Brazil start today

Monday, September 17th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Honourable Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services, will be participating in Bahamas Landfall events and meetings in Brazil planned by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) the week of September 17. Brazil has been at the forefront of BFSB’s business development agenda for a number of years, with biannual visits to the country to meet financial intermediaries and businesses from this leading South American economy now a regular......


Local realtor bolsters sales team

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...on Baha Mar resort and residential project has “amazing” untapped potential. “It is a common phenomenon that those farther away are quicker to appreciate what those closer to home do not yet see in their own back yard,” says Pinder. “Our ‘back yard’ is bursting with one of the hottest property offerings anywhere on the globe: more than 200 income-generating residences at four hotels, ultra-luxurious with the most modern and sophisticated......


NAD appoints new VP of finance and CFO

Friday, May 11th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Last month, the airport management company signed a $225-million agreement, bringing the final round of funding to a close for the $409.5-million airport redevelopment project at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Ryan worked within the Vantage Airport Group (formerly YVRAS) network of airports. Vantage is the parent company of NAD. Prior to joining NAD, he served as director of finance and administration at Greater Moncton......


Bahamas represented at LatAm wealth forum

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...o discuss high networth investment management and wealth protection strategies. The Bahamas Financial Services Board, as a Forum Cosponsor, hosted a Bahamas Roundtable on the opening day. Panelists included: The Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, M.P., Minister of Financial Services Timothy Colclough, Deputy Chairman, Bahamas Financial Services Board Aliya Allen, CEO, Bahamas Financial Services Board The Presentation focused on LatAm markets of particular......


Ministry to build Bahamas’ brand

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

The Bahamas must be flexible in order to strengthen its reputation as a leading fi-nancial centre and attract new business, according to Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder (right) who said his Ministry will target new markets to build the country’s brand. Speaking at this week’s Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO) Day, held at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, the Minister said recent regulatory developments had......


Minister calls for “multi-faceted” tax review

Friday, July 6th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister for Financial Services Ryan Pinder has called for a “multi-faceted review” of the current tax system, saying reform would spur growth in the Bahamian economy. The Minister said the system, which heavily relies on customs duties, was not equitable and suffered from leaks that hindered growth. “With a more equitable tax structure, with less leakage, you can have a wider tax base with proper economic expansion,” he......


Niche markets offer opportunities for compliance officers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Opportunities abound for compliance officers as the government targets niche industries, according to Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder who urged attendees at yesterday’s Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO) Day to “own their segment” of the financial services sector. The Minister said that government was currently finalising its guidance on outsourcing compliance functions and urged members of the industry to......


Nassau hosts “groundbreaking” regional FATCA conference

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...y the Ministry in collaboration with the Bahamas Assocation of Compliance Officers (BACO) and has attracted financial professionals from across the Caribbean. Opening the event yesterday, Minister for Financial Services Ryan Pinder said the conference was “a groundbreaking opportunity” and “the first of its kind in the region.” FATCA requires all foreign financial institutions to disclose information on their US accounts......

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