World Investor Week 2020

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas joins IOSCO and securities regulators around the world in celebrating World Investor Week 2020.

This fourth edition of the global celebration comes at an unprecedented time for most of us – amidst a global pandemic.  Mindful of this, the Securities Commission of The Bahamas is focusing its efforts on helping you to watch out for proliferating frauds and scams, exploring new opportunities that sound regulation of the digital assets space will create, and providing information to support personal and community financial resilience.

The Commission will utilise social media  posts with messaging supporting smart investing and financial resilience, launching new investor education content, and hosting two feature webinars during the week.

Information about the Commission’s activities is provided below.  For more information about World Investor Week, check out www.worldinvestorweek.org.

News

The Rt. Honorable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas has proclaimed the month of October “Investor Education Month.”

Read the Proclamation 

Live Webinars and Q&A

Be a Smart Investor – Learn How To Protect Yourself From Frauds and Scams!
Friday 9 October 2020 2:00 p.m.

Cautions about investment frauds and scams are always timely.  However, the Coronavirus Pandemic has spurred new schemes and has been used to attract victims to traditional fraud schemes, and left many people in search of quick means to access funds or establish new income streams. This webinar is designed to help inform you about investment and securities frauds and scams, what the typical warning signs are, and the Commission’s role and functions to protect investors from these schemes.

DARE to Innovate – Fintech Opportunities and the Role of Responsible Regulation
Wednesday 28 October 2020 2:00 p.m.

Want to learn more about legislation under development to provide for the regulation of digital assets and exchanges and emergent technologies, and for the establishment of a virtual assets authority?  Panellists will discuss the entrepreneurial opportunities the legislation provides for, explore its anti-money laundering provisions and investor protection features, and discuss the processes for registration and other intended requirements to conduct virtual assets business.  This webinar will provide valuable information for potential participants in the digital/virtual assets business and potential investors.

Sign up now for the DARE to Innovate Fintech event