Bahamas Securities License
Located a mere 80 kilometers southeast of Florida, The Bahamas has historically been a hub for U.S. and European asset managers. The stable, democratic island-nation hosts a cadre of the world’s largest financial services firms. An estimated $800 billion is managed through The Bahamas and assets under management continue to grow as financial professionals find solace in the country’s flexible regulatory scheme. As such, a Bahamas securities license provides a significant market opportunity.
The Bahamas continues to be an attractive offshore jurisdiction today as it shed its previously well-earned reputation as a tax haven. However, The Bahamas nevertheless offers zero income tax and no capital gains tax. Voluminous banking options combined with membership in the British Commonwealth makes the nation an attractive locale for obtaining a Bahamas Securities License that provides the holder near-global access.
The Bahamas is an ideal location for promoters of Securities businesses. The Bahamas offers a Dealing in Securities License which covers all related Securities activity, including acting as a broker of equity and debt securities – including United States listed equities. The license is recognized world-wide and many top international Securities broker-dealers operate under a Bahamas Securities License. In addition, the process of obtaining a license is both cost effective and can be accomplished quickly.
Advantages of a Bahamas Securities License
In recent years, increasingly complex regulation and an erosion of financial privacy rights in major financial centers such as the United States and United Kingdom have started to drive securities trading offshore. In fact, each day billions are traded in non-traditional, offshore securities exchanges which tend to offer favorable price discovery, comparable volume and lower trading fees. Established offshore financial markets such as The Bahamas offer financial service providers with a unique opportunity to participate in the burgeoning offshore securities industry.
Bahamas Securities License at a Glance
|License||Dealing in Securities License|
|Time to License||2 to 3 Months|
|Tax Structure||No income or capital gains tax|
The Bahamas Securities License Package
- Incorporation of Bahamas offshore corporation
- Arrange for local registered officer and local directors, if required
- Draft corporate bylaws, minutes and owner share issuances
- Establishment of corporate bank account suitable for forex operations
- Establishment of merchant service account for accepting credit and debit cards
- Draft requisite business plan, financial statements and financial projections
- Draft requisite Anti-Money Laundering & Know-Your-Customer policies
- Arrange for requisite surety bond
- Prepare and process application for a Bahamas securities license.
- Representation before licensing regulatory authority, banks and liquidity providers
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