SIA Bill 2011
Investor Education Events

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.

2011

May 5, 2011: Chairman of the Commission, Philip Stubbs spoke at the closing ceremonies for CFAL’s Junior Investor Program (J. Whitney Pinder Building). During his presentation, Chairman Stubbs told the audience about the Bahamian Economy, the Financial Services Sector and the Commission’s Role in the future of Financial Services in The Bahamas. He also referred to aspects of the High School Lecture Series (Spring 2011).

April 1, 2011: Chairman of the Commission, Philip Stubbs spoke at the G12 Graduation Ceremony for Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS). During his presentation, Chairman Stubbs told graduates of G12 about the Bahamian economy, the financial services sector, available careers and employment opportunities, and offered words of encouragement.

March 10, 2011: The Commission shared a booth with the Central bank of The Bahamas at the College of The Bahamas’ (COB) Job Fair. On that day, various materials (“Getting to Know Us” handout, Commission Fact Sheet, Career at the Commission power point presentation, and Career Fair tri-folds) pertaining to the requirements for hire at the Commission were disseminated to COB’s students. Additionally, resumes were delivered by a number of students.

February 26, 2011: A Commission representative lectured a body of approximately 800 Junior Achievers on issues like the functions of the Commission’s four (4) regulatory departments, BISX as a Commission registrant, the Bahamian economy, the financial services sector in The Bahamas, and a comparative analysis between Private Companies and JA Companies.

February 24, 2011: The Commission hosted six (6) COB students and one professor for a regulatory courtesy call. On this day students were privy to a more advanced lecture on the Bahamian economy and financial services, the six (6) regulatory bodies in The Bahamas, BISX, and the Role of The Commission - placing focus on its regulatory departments.

February (16, 22, 23) - March (1 and 14), 2011: As part of a Joint Initiative Agreement with Colina Financial Advisors (CFAL), Commission representatives lectured the last of six (6) high schools in Nassau. Items discussed during this year’s lecture included: basic information on BISX, Functions of the Commission’s four (4) regulatory departments, and how to create and maintain a budget.

February 2, 2011: The Commission hosts JA students for JA Job Shadow Day. On this day students were privy to a tour of the Commission and BISX. They also heard a presentation on the four (4) steps to investing.

January (24-28), 2011: Commission members serve as judges for the Junior Achievement Annual Speech Competition.


2010

November (4-10), 2010: As part of a Joint Initiative Agreement with Colina Financial Advisors (CFAL), Commission representatives lectured at six (6) high schools in Nassau on the four (4) basic steps to investing, BISX, and the Role of the Commission.

October (25-27), 2010: Commission representatives operated a booth at the annual Ministry of Education's National Career Awareness Month's Speaker Circuit and Career Fair. During this time, students from various schools will receive information on the regulatory ambit of the Commission and educational requirements for hire. Information presented at the MOE’s Career Fair included: “Getting to Know Us” handout, Commission Fact Sheet, Career at the Commission power point presentation, and Career Fair tri-folds.

October 6 - November 3, 2010: The Commission launched an aggressive media campaign aimed at raising public awareness on the duties and responsibilities of the Commission and basic saving and investment fundamentals. The four (4) week program featured on four (4) topic areas, one each week (Budgeting Made Easy, Saving, Investments, and The Role of The Commission), and was personified through radio, news paper, and television advertisements, and talk show appearances.

March 26, 2010: Executive Director of the Commission spoke to JA students at JA Dream Night Event. At this initiative, students heard a lecture on The Bahamian Economy, Financial Services in The Bahamas, regulatory entities in The Bahamas, functions of the Commission including legislation, and examining a prospectus.

February (25-28) - March (2-29), 2010: As part of a Joint Initiative Agreement with Colina Financial Advisors (CFAL), Commission representatives lectured ten (10) high schools in Nassau on The Bahamian Economy, Tourism and Financial Services, BISX, Commission’s Investor Protection Efforts, On and Off- Site Supervision Process, and Legislative, Investigative and Enforcement Process.


2009

October (25-27), 2009: Commission representatives operated a booth at the annual Ministry of Education Career Fair. During this time, students from various schools will receive information on the regulatory ambit of the Commission and educational requirements for hire.

October 1, 2009: Commission representatives attended the launch of CFAL’s Junior Investor Education Program where an overview of the financial services sector lecture was presented. Representatives also explained to students the role they may play in this industry through investing.



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