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The Bahamas P.O.Box CB-12407 Nassau New Providence The Bahamas The Bahamas


Building a Solid Foundation for the Next 50 Years


Baha Mar Convention Centre Nassau, The Bahamas

Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Breakfast & Registration begin at 7:30AM
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About the event

The CFAL Pension & Economic Conference is a half-day forum for financial services professionals, persons nearing retirement, and anyone wishing to stay abreast on important topics surrounding the local economy. This year’s theme is “Building a Solid Foundation for the Next 50 Years”. The Bahamas has made significant progress during its first 50 years as an independent nation however, a myriad of challenges has limited the country’s development. This conference will explore how the Bahamas can set the groundwork to advance its economy over the next half century while examining how the citizenry can sustain itself amid the current circumstances.


Keynote: Strengthening the Bahamas’ Social Security Programs

Our keynote speaker will share insights about the UK’s social security schemes and provide guidance on best practices for the Bahamas.

Panel Discussion The Bahamas Debt Trap: The Way Out

The panel will discuss solutions on how the Bahamas can reduce its reliance on borrowing and create a more self-sufficient economy.

Monetizing the Bahamas Natural Resources: A Conversation on Carbon Credits

This session will explore ways for the Bahamas to capitalize on its natural resources to diversify its economy while negating the impact of global pollution and climate change.

Your Health is Your Wealth: Making the Most out of National Health Insurance

Healthcare costs account for a significant share of expenses during retirement. We will look at ways to take advantage of NHI to alleviate the burden of these costs in retirement.

Why Attend

  • Keep abreast of current economic events
  • Increase industry knowledge
  • Get a jump-start on planning for your retirement
  • Gain insights on improving your finances
  • Network with like-minded professionals
Why Attend
Your Ticket Includes

Your Ticket Includes

  • Access to all keynote, panel and sessions
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Access to our sponsor exhibit
  • Access to the conference app and speaker materials
  • Venue wi-fi connection

Featured Speakers

Dr. Stephen Brien
Chair, UK Social Security Advisory Committee
Dr. Duane Sands
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon & Former Minister of Health
Anthony Ferguson, CFA
President & Founder, CFAL & Director, Carbon Management Limited
Wells Howe
Principal, Beneath the Waves
Rochelle Newbold
Special Advisor, Climate Change & Environmental Matters (OPM)
Pamela Ferguson, CFA
VP, Investments, CFAL
Lashell White, CFA
Investment Manager, CFAL
Jeanelle Francis, CFA, TEP
Manager, Private Wealth Services, CFAL
Marcus Bosland, FSA
Resident Actuary, Colina Insurance
Cherrylee Pinder

Master of Ceremonies

Cherrylee Pinder
CP Training & Consulting Services
Candia Dames


Candia Dames
Executive Editor, The Nassau Guardian