Securities related activity in or from The Bahamas is regulated by the Securities Industry Act, Segregated Accounts Companies Act and the Investment Funds Act. The Bahamas is especially known for its SMART fund vehicle which permits promoters to structure a fund to meet the requirements of promoters and investors while being regulated by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.
Prominent securities attorneys Pamela Klonaris and Samantha Knowles-Pratt, head the securities law practice at Delaney Partners. We offer experience that includes:
- Advising promoters on the establishment of investment funds and applicable reporting requirements, inclusive of SMART funds structures and multi-jurisdictional master-feeder structures;
- Restructuring Bahamian international business companies to become public companies and assisting with applications for listing of their securities on foreign securities exchanges;
- Advising on licensing as investment fund administrators and on reporting obligations of administrators and investment funds;
- Conducting due diligence of licensed investment funds and advising potential investors;[/column]