Wilfred Bain (Communications Director) is currently employed as an Assistant Manager in the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Unit of the Supervision Department at the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, the jurisdiction’s primary regulator for securities business, investment funds, financial and corporate services and digital asset business.
Prior to his employment with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, Wilfred was employed as an associate attorney with Bethell Legal, a local boutique law firm which focused on civil litigation, financial services, corporate management and commercial transactions.
He obtained his Associate Degree in Law and Criminal Justice from the then College of the Bahamas (now University of The Bahamas) in 2006, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree of Law from the University of the West Indies in 2009 and obtained a Certificate of Legal Education from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2011. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2016.
Wilfred was admitted to the Bahamas Bar in 2011. He obtained the Chief Compliance Officer’s Certificate in 2013, Series 6 Certificate in 2014 and the CFA Investment Foundations Certificate in 2017.
With over 6 years of regulatory experience (10 years overall), Wilfred has established himself as one who is knowledgeable in areas such as AML, law, statutory interpretation, enforcement, digital asset regulation and much more.
In his personal life, Wilfred is a man of faith and has been involved in many areas in his church such as the praise team and the youth group. Regarding his everyday life, Wilfred enjoys many creative and lifestyle-based activities inclusive of reading, playing the piano, exploring languages, writing, dancing, travelling and wine tasting just to name a few.