SIA Bill 2011
Welcome to the Securities Commission of The Bahamas

Our Vision

A vibrant, competitive financial services sector that has sound regulatory practices and policies that promote confidence.

Our Purpose

To contribute to the growth and development of a financial services sector that is vibrant and competitive.

Since our inception in 1995, the Commission has remained vigilant in its efforts to contribute to the growth and development of a financial services sector that is vibrant and competitive.

In achieving this goal investor protection, through education, remains our primary objective. We are committed to the principle that investors should have access to the tools they need to make informed decisions. In this vein, we will continue to develop a public presence, particularly through our investor education program, collaboration with industry stakeholders, the use of the media and published materials to impart knowledge and confidence in financial products.

In our endeavor to keep abreast in an ever-changing global regulatory environment and to ensure a Bahamian contribution in improving the efficiency and conduct of international markets the Commission are members of the following international, regional and national bodies: the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO); the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA); the Offshore Group of Collective Investment Scheme Supervisors (OGCISS) and the Group of Financial Services Regulators (GFSR). In addition, the Commission is an active participant and contributor to the Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators (CGSR).

In keeping with the growing demands of our regulatory landscape, the Commission also works to continuously modernize and make investments in its technology, facilities, staff and work processes and procedures. As we look ahead, we remain committed to building a dynamic regulatory regime that not only best serves the interest of its participants but maintains the standards necessary to conform to international benchmarks. We now invite you to fully explore our site. It is our sincerest hope that you find the information both timely and useful!

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