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  • Equity Investment Funds Services Ltd.

    Create, Manage and Grow your Own Investment Fund with Real Professionals
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    Pool sizable investments for your projects internationally

The best and fastest way to start, grow and manage your own investment fund. Learn more about our services.

STANDARD INVESTMENT FUND

Let us help you make the right investment structure choice

A recognized legal structure in The Bahamas that issues or has equity interests, the purpose or effect of which is the pooling of investor funds with the aim of spreading investment risks and achieving profits or gains from the acquisition, holding, management or disposal of investments. This type of fund does not fit the definition of a Professional Fund, a SMART Fund or a Recognized Foreign Fund...

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The Bahamas SMART Fund

Efficient Low Cost Structures

The Specific Mandate Alternative Regulatory Test Fund (SMART© Fund) was introduced under the Investment Funds Act, 2003, as an additional style of a collective investment vehicle. It was designed to provide industry with a new private wealth management tool with the flexibility to find application within areas not traditionally associated with investment fund administration...

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Investment Condominium (ICON)

Ideal for Latin American Clients according to business norms

An investment condominium is established under the Investment Condominium Act, 2014. It is a contractual relationship between one or more participants who have pooled assets for the purposes of operating as an investment fund, and an investment condominium must be licensed as an investment fund under the Investment Funds Act. It may be formed to operate as an open-ended...

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Segregated Accounts Companies

Seperation of Assets and Liabilities

Segregated Accounts Companies (SACs) were introduced with the passing of the Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2004. SACs, also called Protected Cell Companies in some other jurisdictions, generally are used by the investment funds and insurance industries. The main benefit of a SAC is that the assets and liabilities of each segregated account in the company are exclusive to that respective...

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Here is a list of our services, to help you get started.

Consulting

Innovative and Experienced Advice

At Equity Investment Funds Services Ltd. we take the time to understand your scope and diversity of objectives with respect to the projects and asset types you would like your investment fund to invest in, your intended portfolio size, and the quantity of partners and third-party investors you would like to pool resources among. Each scenario comes within its own particularities, and depending on the details...

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Investment Funds Incorporation

Efficient Creation of Financial Structures

As an Unrestricted Investment Fund Administrator of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, Equity Investment Funds Services Ltd. is poised to create the plethora of investment fund options for our clients. The Securities Commission of The Bahamas approves investment fund licensees as either: a Restricted Investment Fund Administrator, or as in our case, an Unrestricted Investment Fund Administrator...

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Fund Accounting

Qualified and Experienced Certified Accountants

Fund Accounting services include: Accounting Services and preparation and publication of Net Asset Value Financial Statements; iaising with the Auditors and the Securities Commission of The Bahamas as necessary; Ensuring that the investment fund maintains proper books and records and ensure that audited financial statements for the financial year are available for each investor within six (6) months...

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Fund Administration

Compliant, Timely and Reliable Administration

Administrative services include: Subscription/Redemptions/Transfers; Shareholder Communications; Registered Office/Registered Agent; and Registrar and Transfer Agent. The responsibilities of Equity as Investment Fund Administrator include taking all reasonable steps to: Ensure that the operations of the Investment Fund are carried out in accordance with the Investment Fund's Offering Memorandum or Term Sheet and constitutive documents, the Investment Fund Act, 2003 (the "IFA"), Investment Funds Regulations, 2003 (the "IFR") as well as to any other applicable rules and guidelines set by the Securities Commission from time to time to the exclusive interest of investors...

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Create and Run Your Own Investment Fund with Real Professionals

Michael Dean

Managing Director, CPA

Michael Dean

Managing Director, CPA

Since 2012, he has served as the Vice-President of Investment Fund Services Department of Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Ltd. He was accepted as a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1987) and the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (2005). Mr. Dean began his career with over ten (10) years in audit, accounting and internal control expertise in the financial services arena in The Bahamas, with Deloitte & Touché and later Ernst & Young, including stints in the Caymans. He later served as Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bahamas (CIBC Bahamas Ltd.), assisting with transitioning from a branch network of the Canadian Parent to a publicly traded company on The Bahamian Stock Exchange (BISX). Prior to joining Equity, he spent the previous fifteen (15) years in Swiss private banking, primarily in The Bahamas, with periods in Geneva, Switzerland. During this time, he has served in numerous capacities including Chief Financial Officer, Risk Manager, Senior Official II (reporting to the Central Bank), Vice President of Investments, Operations and Accounting dept., Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting & Prevention Officer for this boutique Swiss institution. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He is active in the community in the areas of youth development, sports and social outreach.

JOVITA PARUNGAO, CPA

Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting

JOVITA PARUNGAO, CPA

Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting

Jovita graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is experienced in the areas of financial audit, internal control reviews and accounting. She has handled clients from the financial services, manufacturing and non- profit industries.

Jovita completed the Series 6 course from the Securities Training Institute and has been with Equity Bank and Trust Bahamas Ltd. since 2012.

CARLENE BURROWS

Assistant Vice President, Fund Administration

CARLENE BURROWS

Assistant Vice President, Fund Administration

She has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She currently serves in the Administration Dept. responsible for Investor relations and communications.

REMYLEN MONREAL, CPA

Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting

REMYLEN MONREAL, CPA

Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting

Remylen is one of the pioneers of Investment Funds Services Department of Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Ltd., formerly Equity Trust Bahamas Ltd. She has over 10 years of experience in accounting and auditing which has greatly helped in growing the investment funds area of Equity.

Prior to joining Equity, she was an Internal Audit Officer and Tax Analyst of United Coconut Planters Bank, a commercial bank with 188 branches in the Philippines. In addition, Remylen graduated Cum Laude from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and has completed the Series 6 Program.

MIRIELLE CAMBRIDGE

Assistant Vice President, Fund Administration

MIRIELLE CAMBRIDGE

Assistant Vice President, Fund Administration

Mrs. Cambridge has held various management positions within the financial services industry since the beginning of her career in 1995 and currently serves in the Administration Dept. with responsibilities for Investor relations and communications.