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


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Welcome & Outlook

Sophia Thurston (VP Pension Admin & Operations, CFAL)

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Strengthening The Bahamas’ Social Security Programs

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Brien (Chair, UK Social Security Advisory Committee)

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

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

CFAL Talks Panel Discussion:

The Bahamas’ Debt Trap: The Way Out

Pamela Ferguson (VP, Investments, CFAL), Lashell White (Investment Manager, CFAL) and Jeanelle Francis (Manager, Private Wealth Services, CFAL)

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

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM

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

Dr. Duane Sands (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and Former Minister of Health)

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.

10:55 AM – 11:40 PM

Monetizing The Bahamas’ Natural Resources: A Conversation on Carbon Credits

Anthony Ferguson (President, CFAL & Director, Carbon Management Limited), Wells Howe (Principal, Beneath the Waves), & Rochelle Newbold (Special Advisor on Climate Change & Environmental Matters, Office of the Prime Minister) 

Moderated by Candia Dames (Executive Editor, The Nassau Guardian)

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.

11:40 PM – 12:00 PM

Planning for Insurance Costs in Retirement

Marcus Bosland (Resident Actuary, Colina Insurance)

This session will discuss the importance of maintaining insurance coverage in retirement and how retirees can fit these costs into their budget. 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Vote of Thanks

James Smith (Chairman, CFAL)