Caribbean Center of Excellence for Financial Services
The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) have agreed to work towards establishing the center that Bahamas Minister of Financial Services, Ryan Pindler said was necessary for the continued development of the financial services in the region.
“Based upon over three decades of experience in providing professional certification and expertise in the financial services sector, the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services is eminently placed to provide the level of international credibility to the centres offerings.
“This in conjunction with the University of the West Indies places the region in an extremely advantageous position to strengthen and advocate on behalf of a sector so critical to the region’s overall economic development,” he said.
UWI Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill campus, Dr. Don Marshall, said the regional tertiary institution has been committed to providing institutional and research support into the activities of international financial service centres.
He noted that for too long the area has been under researched.