Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | University Club of New York


The Bahamas 360: The Complete & Compelling Choice

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We are pleased to invite you to join us at this exclusive event to hear from expert practitioners on the range of wealth management services offered in The Bahamas, the new regulatory regime for investment funds and digital assets and registered exchanges.

At this event you will learn more about:

  • The types of investment funds under Bahamian law
  • Benefits of establishing your fund in The Bahamas
  • Wealth Management strategies
  • How the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill make The Bahamas a centre for fintech
  • The Bahamas' value proposition as a financial services centre
  • The role of international financial centres in the global finance



8:30 AM

Arrival and Registration

Breakfast refreshments served

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction of Sen. Hon. Michael Halkitis


  • Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

9:05 AM

Opening Remarks


  • Senator the Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs

Balancing Innovation with Regulation

9:20 AM


  • Ms. Christina Rolle, Executive Director, The Securities Commission of The Bahamas

Testimonial – Why the Bahamas for FTX?

9:45 AM


  • Mr. Valdez Russell Vice President of Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, FTX Digital Markets

The Bahamas Value Proposition: Products and Services Deep Dive

9:55 AM

Themes to be covered:

  • McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes - Innovative Legislation creating innovative investment opportunities
  • Higgs & Johnson - The Bahamas Wealth Management Toolkit
  • Caystone - The Bahamas 360
  • Securities Commission – Questions based on presentation
  • CG Captive Managers – Captive Insurance in The Bahamas


  • Alexander Christie, Partner, McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
  • Christina Rolle, Executive Director, Securities Commission of The Bahamas
  • Guilden Gilbert, CEO, CG Captive Managers
  • Sharmon Ingraham, Partner, Higgs & Johnson
  • Valdez Russell, VP Communications & CSR, FTX
  • Wendy Warren, Managing Director, Caystone

10:30 AM

Audience Q&A with Panellists

10:40 AM

Closing Remarks

Vote of Thanks, BFSB CEO

10:45 AM

Networking & Event Close

Christina Rolle

Executive Director at The Securities Commission of The Bahamas

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Alexander Christie

Partner at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

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Guilden Gilbert

CEO at CG Captive Managers

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Sharmon Ingraham

Partner at Higgs & Johnson

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Michael Halkitis

Senator the Hon. Minister of Economic Affairs

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Wendy Warren

Managing Director at Caystone

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Valdez K. Russell

Vice President of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at FTX Digital Markets

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Attendees must be able to provide proof of a full Covid-19 vaccination to gain entry.

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blazers/jackets and collared shirt for men. Trainers or denim are not permitted.

Electronic devices must remain silent in all public areas in the Club House.

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