The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) spent the afternoon of Monday 17 February 2014 with the Grade 12 Economics and Commerce classes of the R. M. Bailey Senior High School. Speaking to the students was BISX Chief Executive Officer, Keith Davies, and BISX Acting Chief Operating Officer Holland Grant. This session with a small grouping allowed students interested in Economics and Commerce to ask questions directly to senior Exchange Officials.
BISX Chief Executive, Keith Davies commented on the visit: \”Firstly I would like to thank Ms. Moree, R.M. Bailey’s Commerce teacher for having contacted BISX to arrange the session, as a society we owe so much to all of the teachers that go the extra mile for our young people, and so it was our pleasure to assist them in their efforts.”
During the speaking session, the BISX executives spoke about the Exchange as well as stocks, bonds and other financial instruments, but also took time to speak about their educational and professional experience. During the session, Mr. Davies also took time to educate the students on the traits that employers look for in employees. He noted: “I enjoy talking about the stock exchange, but beyond that, this is one of those rare opportunities that high school students get to speak with senior executives informally about the working world. I think that I was able to impart some advice that will be invaluable to these students in the future.”
Speaking about the session BISX Acting Chief Operating Officer, Holland Grant noted: “this was a bit of a homecoming for both myself and Keith, I spent many afternoons on the campus of R.M. Bailey while in the Technical Cadet Corps Programme, and it was through this program that I received a scholarship to attend the College of The Bahamas. Keith spent many Saturdays, playing soccer on R.M. Bailey’s playing field, so there is also an emotional element to a talk like this. My hope is that some of the advice that we imparted assists these students in their future educational and professional pursuits.”
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